Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 01 Jul 2015

Plenary Program

Get the big picture on propulsion and energy from the thought leaders in the field during these high-level discussions and presentations. From perspectives on the future of propulsion and energy, to advanced manufacturing solutions for propulsion and energy systems—you’ll get the latest from elite leaders in the field. 
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Vice Admiral Cullom and Lieutenant General Faulkner

Propulsion & Energy Plenaries

Perspectives on the Future of Propulsion & Energy - The Art of the Possible

Monday, 28 July 2014, 0800 hrs
Senior Propulsion and Energy leaders will discuss some of the most pressing future challenges and share their thoughts on where propulsion and energy technology is headed in the coming decades. The group will also address how increasing interdependencies between propulsion and energy systems will impact future developments.


  • Eric Bachelet, Executive Vice President, Research and Technology, Safran
  • James Free, Center Director, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (Moderator)
  • James Maughan, Technical Director for Aero Thermal and Mechanical Technologies, GE Global Research
  • Richard Parker, Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc

Perspectives on the Future of Propulsion & Energy – The View from Users

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1300 hrs
Executives from leading aircraft and launch vehicle manufacturers will build off the morning plenary to discuss how advances in future propulsion and energy systems will benefit next-generation aerospace platforms.


  • Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology, Aviation Week(Moderator)
  • John Henderson, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Space Propulsion, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Leslie Kovacs, Director, Washington Operations, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • James Petersen, Vice President/Senior Chief Engineer, Propulsion Systems Division, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Sebastien Remy, SVP Head of Airbus Group Innovations, Airbus

Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges at the Nexus of Aviation, Aerospace and Energy

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 0800 hrs
Alton Romig will share his ideas on the future of high energy and power technologies and how the growing demands on these systems will influence the design of future aerospace vehicles.

Keynote Speaker:
Alton Romig, Vice President, Engineering and Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

High Energy & Power Technologies – The View from Users

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1300 hrs
Government and industry experts will explore the synergies between emerging energy technologies in the aerospace and transportation sectors. The current state of these technologies and evolving trends across different sectors will also be discussed.


  • Richard Stulen, Vice President (ret), Sandia National Laboratories (Moderator)
  • Pierre-Andre Baudart, Chief Technical Officer, Safran
  • Sunita Satyapal, Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Rickey Shyne, Director, Research and Engineering Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Gary Smyth, Executive Director, North American Science Labs Global Research and Development, General Motors Company

History of Skunk Works®

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1800 hrs
Known for their ability to rapidly solve even the most daunting challenges, employees of the Skunk Works have supported the missions of their customers for more than 70 years. That singular focus has led to some of the most significant achievements in aerospace to include the first Mach 2 fighter, the highest-flying single engine aircraft, the first (and only) operational Mach 3 aircraft, the first stealth aircraft, and the first operational Mach 3 stealthy unmanned aircraft. 

The contribution of these Lockheed Martin Skunk Works’ projects to peace, stability and prosperity for the United States and its allies is one reason why it is the only aerospace company in history to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Join Alton Romig for a discussion of the Skunk Works approach and how it enables the men and women who work there to continue to redefine what is possible.

Keynote Speaker:
Alton Romig, Vice President, Engineering and Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions for Propulsion and Energy Systems - The Art of the Possible

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 0800 hrs
A leading expert from the additive manufacturing community will share his thoughts on how new manufacturing techniques and technologies are revolutionizing the design and production of propulsion and energy systems.

Keynote Address:
Greg Morris, Additive Strategy and Business Development Manager, GE Aviation

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions for Propulsion and Energy Systems - The View from Users

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1330 hrs
Representatives from leading manufacturers of aerospace systems will discuss how their organizations are utilizing advanced manufacturing today and how new advancements will impact their processes in the future.


  • Christine Furstoss, Global Technology Director, Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research
  • Tom Williams, Manager, Propulsion Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Jerrol (Jay) Littles Jr., Director of Advanced Launch Propulsion Programs, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Edward Morris, Director, America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Vice President and America Makes Director, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM)
  • Homer "H.D." Stevens, Chief Engineer, STAR Labs, Lockheed Martin Space Subsystems, Space Technology Advanced R&D Labs