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CSAT 2022 Hybrid Meeting: Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

06/21/2021 - 06/22/2021
DCU Center Worcester, MA

CSAT 2022 Speakers

Dr. Victor Champagne
CSAT Executive Director
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Dr. Victor Champagne Jr. is the Cold Spray Action Team Executive Director. In his 37 years of materials research and development experience, Vic has been responsible for the advancement of emerging technologies for the Department of Defense that have led to commercialization. One of his most significant achievements, was the establishment of the ARL Cold Spray Center, which he led for over twenty years, and is devoted toward research, development and implementation of Cold Spray. Currently, he is continuing to make extraordinary advances in Additive Manufacturing and the transition of technology into commercial applications.

Keynote Address & Remarks

Session 1: Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Steve Camilleri
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With 20 years of engineering design experience, Steve Camilleri is a multiple patent holder and was named a Finalist of Young Australian of the Year back in 1997. Steven is co-founder and chief technology officer of SPEE3D where he and his co-founder Byron Kennedy have developed a revolutionary new high speed metal printing technology. Last year, SPEE3D received the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) grant to mass produce metal 3D printed rocket engines.

Peter Richter
Impact Innovations
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Peter Richter is a co-founder and the financial director of the cold spray system manufacturer Impact Innovations. The graduate engineer completed his mechanical engineering studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim.

Jesse Lang
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Aaron Nardi
VRC Metal Systems
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Mr. Nardi is responsible for technology leadership within the organization, identification of emerging trends in technology and positioning VRC to take advantage of those trends.  In addition, Aaron is responsible for ensuring the technologies being developed align with the core VRC mission, business goals, and organizational strengths. Prior to VRC Aaron was the team lead for the Solid-State Additive Manufacturing Team within the Weapons and Materials Division of the US Army Research Labs.  In this role he had technical leadership for all activities underway within the lab including operations at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, at facilities which are part of ARL Northeast, and at partner laboratories within academic and industrial collaborator sites. 

Dr. Tim Eden
Pennsylvania State

Dr. Tim Eden is the head of the Material Science Division at the Applied Research Laboratory- Pennsylvania State University. He currently manages a broad portfolio of research and development programs. His emphasis is developing and transition materials and material processes to the Department of Defense and to industry. Dr. Eden is a recognized expert in Cold Spray technology and has developed and transitioned several applications for dimensional repair, corrosion and wear resistance and enhanced heat transfer. He is developing impact and cost models for the cold spray process. His work in materials includes corrosion, wear, and mechanical property characterization, material consolidation, functionally graded materials, ceramic and aluminum armor, failure analysis and thermomechanical processing for improved performance.

Peter King
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Dr Peter King is the Team Leader for Deposition and Additive Structures at CSIRO, Australia. He has led the development of new applications of cold spray technology in areas ranging from printing rollers to marine biofouling and use of digital techniques in large scale, robotic additive manufacturing. 

Jeremy Iten
Elementum 3D
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Session 2: Quality Assurance & Inspection

Noah Lieb
Jensen Hughes
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Gerry Hurley
Rochester Institute of Technology
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Jack Derington
Automation Acoustics
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CSAT 2021 Speakers
Session 1: Point of Need
Session 2: Projects & Programs
Session 3: Cold Spray Ecosystem

Session 3: Power

Chris Smith
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Allen Williams
Southern CA Edison
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Mr. Williams is a degreed Nuclear Engineer (University of Arizona, 1984) and has worked in the nuclear industry for most of that time, serving in both Engineering and Leadership positions. Mr. Williams currently is the Managing Director for WDPMS, a small consulting firm. He also currently serves as the Lead Aging Management Engineer for the San Onofre Nuclear Station. In this role, Mr. Williams is responsible for development and implementation of the Aging Management Programs for the two spent fuel storage installations on site. It is in this role that Mr. Williams has worked with cold spray technology, in an effort to meet state requirements regarding San Onofre. 

Bruce Lin
Ken Ross
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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Ken Ross is a Materials Research Engineer in the Energy Processes & Materials Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Mr. Ross leads and executes research in solid state processing to create improved materials and manufacturing processes for industrial and government clients. Prior to joining PNNL in 2015 Mr. Ross executed cold spray, friction stir welding, and linear friction welding research and development for industrial clients while working at Manufacturing Technology, Inc. His responsibilities also included mechanical, electrical and control system design of capital equipment components.

Mr. Ross currently conducts research for joining and processing applications in hydropower, defense, nuclear power and automotive sectors. He currently serves as the Industrial Advisory Board Chair for the NSF I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing.

Carl Friant
Constellation Energy
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Arash Parsi
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Session 4: Science & Technology (a)

Bryer Sousa
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Dr. Luke Brewer
University of Alabama
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Luke Brewer joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in 2015. His research interests include additive manufacturing and cold spray deposition of powdered metals, welding of metallic structures, and materials characterization in general.  Prof. Brewer has also been a staff member in the computational materials science and materials characterization departments at Sandia National Laboratories and the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.  Prof. Brewer’s research has been recognized by several awards including the 2021 UA College of Engineering Faculty Excellence in Research and Innovation, the Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2012, and the K.J.F Heinrich Award from the Microanalysis Society for Outstanding Young MAS Scientist in 2011.  

Session 5: Special Projects & Programs

Fred Laguines

Fred oversees all new technology and new program development activities for ES3’s Southeast Operations. As a former aircraft structures and landing gear engineer from Delta Air Lines, Fred has more than 25 years of engineering experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electromechanical components and subsystems. His technical expertise includes structural and material aspects of aircraft systems, structures and component repair, landing gear, and wheels, tires and brakes. Fred holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.

Fred Lancaster
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Mr. Lancaster is the Air Vehicle Engineering Materials Engineering Division Science and Technology Lead. He provides for the scientific and technical program leadership for the planning, management, and transition of science and technology programs and projects to achieve warfighting wholeness across the Naval Aviation Enterprise in relation to material readiness. Uses his experience and technical knowledge to plan, advocate, and execute a Government/Industry science and technology investment and transition strategy fostering balance, integration, and transition across Basic Research, Applied Research, and Advanced Technology Development efforts.

Janice Bryant
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Dr. Bruno Zamorano
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Craig Matzdorf

Autumn joined the Solvus team in March of 2019 as Operations Coordinator and is now currently SG’s HR and Marketing Manager where she works to help showcase Solvus Global’s mission, success, and incredible team. She received her bachelor’s degree in Literature and Writing from Keene State College in 2016 and has loved being able to apply her love for people and creativity to her role at Solvus Global. At this stage in her career, she now speaks part-Engineer, which allows her to get excited about all of the company’s new projects. Outside of work, Autumn enjoys writing for her blog, She’s Wildly Capable, spending time outdoors, and thrifting. She is also an avid reader and loves a good DIY project.

Session 6: Science & Technology (b)

Aaron Birt
Solvus Global
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Aaron is an engineer, entrepreneur, and adventurer with a passion for 'hard' technology innovation and commercialization. His companies, Solvus Global and Kinetic Batteries, are a reflection of his own passion and desire to see technology positively impact the world. Aaron is a leading expert in various fields of machine learning, materials, and manufacturing with a passion for using technology to develop solutions to critical problems faced around the globe. Aaron is a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 and of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer's 30 Under 30 Program.  Through a combination of Aaron's volunteer activities and technical expertise, Aaron has developed the ability to bring the right people together to solve problems both large and small.

Dr. Michael Gammage
Jeremy Schrieber
Dr. Tanaji Paul
Florida International University (FIU)

Dr. Tanaji Paul is a Research Assistant Professor at Florida International University where he teaches both graduate and undergrad courses on materials science and characterization. With 7+ years of experience, as a Process Metallurgist, Dr. Paul is an expert in additive manufacturing, structural behavior of cold spray coatings, and powder composite development. His presentation is titled "Multi-Component & High Strength Al Coatings by CS" within the Science & Technology segment of CSAT 2021.  

Sarah Galyon Dorman 
SAFE Engineering
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Ms. Sarah Galyon Dorman joined the SAFE Inc team in August 2011.  She currently is the PI for all of SAFE’s government research and development programs. Her programs focus on aircraft structural certification of an additive manufacturing process (cold spray), environmental effects on cracking of modern and legacy aluminum alloys, inhibitor effects on complex environmental cracking, and engineering student development. Prior to joining SAFE, Sarah worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory studying ignition reliability and additive manufacturing for Department of Energy related applications.  Sarah also has experience with root cause failure analysis, mixed mode crack growth and environmentally assisted cracking.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Materials Science and Engineering, followed by a Master of Science from the University of Virginia. 

Session 7: Applications

Dan Stanley
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NSY)
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Mr. Williams is a degreed Nuclear Engineer (University of Arizona, 1984) and has worked in the nuclear industry for most of that time, serving in both Engineering and Leadership positions. Mr. Williams currently is the Managing Director for WDPMS, a small consulting firm. He also currently serves as the Lead Aging Management Engineer for the San Onofre Nuclear Station. In this role, Mr. Williams is responsible for development and implementation of the Aging Management Programs for the two spent fuel storage installations on site. It is in this role that Mr. Williams has worked with cold spray technology, in an effort to meet state requirements regarding San Onofre. 

Dr. Julio Villafuerte
CenterLine Windsor Limited
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Dr. Villafuerte is the Corporate Technology Strategist at Centerline Windsor Ltd, one of North America’s premier designers and manufacturers of production automation for automotive fabrication, welding equipment, and cold spray systems. He develops new business opportunities based on adoption of emerging technologies for commercialization. Julio nurtures an innovation culture within the corporation and serves as liaison with government funding agencies to leverage the economic risk associated with development. Since 2003, he has promoted the use of cold spray technology by active participation in global professional events that disseminate advances in thermal spray and allied technologies for applications in aviation, defense, automotive, energy, manufacturing, and emerging industries.

Tim Gellerson
MidAmerica Aerotech
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Josh James
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Joshua is the Principal Engineer and Research Leader for the materials and structural integrity groups at EWI. He has extensive experience in materials degradation and applies his expertise in both EWI research and client projects related to corrosion and materials science.  

Since 2007 has worked in contract R&D, covering a range of materials degradation issues connected to industrial applications. Prior to joining EWI, Joshua spent four years as a Principal Research Scientist at Battelle in the advanced materials group. He also spent two years leading internal research and development at Resonetics, focusing on materials issues surrounding a burgeoning additive manufacturing program, and seven years as a Project Engineer at DNV investigating materials integrity threats in the energy industry.  

Ryan Macy
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Session 4: Science & Technology
Richard Thuss

Richard Thuss is the president and owner of TTEC LLC, an R&D Company focused on developing the technology for the cold spray deposition of brittle functional materials. 


Richard holds a Chemical Engineering degree, and prior to starting TTEC LLC he spent his thirty-six-year technical career supporting NASA planetary explorations programs and the U.S. Intelligence Community. He retired as VP of ITT Industries Advanced Engineering & Sciences Division managing the Space and Intelligence Systems Group.  


Mr. Thuss is currently focusing his efforts on demonstrating how Brittle Particle Cold Spray and established metal or ductile particle cold spray can be integrated to enable the complete additive manufacturing of complex electronic devices which include semiconductors, magnetic materials, and other brittle functional material classes.   He is also conducting research to evaluate how the BPCS process can be used to fabricate unique material compounds. 

Ahmad Nourian-Avval
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Neil Matthews

Neil Matthews is the Head of Research and Technology for RUAG Australia is also the RUAG Group Technical Lead for Additive Metal Technologies (AMT). 

Neil holds an Aeronautical Engineering Degree and a Master of Science in Aircraft Design.  

Neil has been pioneering the use of AMT including Supersonic Particle Deposition (SPD) (also known Cold Spray) since 2004 and more recently Laser Additive Deposition (LAD). Neil has been working closely with the Australian Defence Department, Australian and International Research and Academic institutions to have AMT restoration and enhancement of aerospace metal components and structure certified and released back to service.  Neil is also working with a number of international organisations (both Defence and Commercial) on proof of concept programs. 

Session 5: Projects & Programs
Session 6: Science & Tech (b)
Session 7: Applications
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