Surface Engineering Day


August 7, 2019



The Day will focus on: High Performance Coatings – Improvements in Manufacturing and Measurement

A selection of research topics, ranging from new technologies to measure properties of the coatings or the process, to the implementation of new control strategies will be presented.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Evan Feinman, Executive Director, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and Chief Broadband Advisor, Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam, Commonwealth of Virginia

Confirmed speakers include:

· Dr. Justin Cheney, R&D Manager: Computational Material Science, Oerlikon Metco. Topic: “Utilizing Big Data Methods to Design Next Generation MCrAlYs and Other Aerospace Coatings.”

· Dr. Brian Gleeson, Harry S. Tack Chair Professor, Swanson Engineering, University of Pittsburg

· Dr. Xiaodong (Chris) Li, Roll-Royce Commonwealth Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia. Topic: “Machine Learning Enabled Surface Coating Processes and Quality Control.”

· Olivier Duchesne Bamber, Business Development Officer, Tecnar

· Dr. Tim Bakker, Intelligent Factory Research Manager, CCAM; and Dr. Joshua Williams, Surface Engineering Researcher, CCAM. Topic: “How the Intelligent Factory is used in thermal spray processes.”


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