25–27 July 2016
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Plenary Program

Big Picture Conversations with Thought Leaders in Propulsion and Energy


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Monday, 25 July, 0800-0900 hrs

Opening Remarks: Dan Dumbacher, Professor of Practice, Purdue University
Keynote Speaker: Bran Ferren, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, applied minds, llc

Systems Needs in Propulsion and Energy

Monday, 25 July, 1330-1500 hrs

  • Dan Dumbacher, Professor of Practice, Purdue University (moderator) 
  • Jim Free, Deputy Associate Administrator for Technical, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
  • Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Game Changing Developments in Propulsion and Energy

Tuesday, 26 July, 0800-0900 hrs
Panelists will discuss the key issues and approaches associated with making future systems less costly and more affordable, and how to manage the balance between customer and seller needs.

  •  Janet Kavandi, Director, NASA Glenn Research Center (moderator)
  • Tom Markusic, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Firefly Space Systems
  • Jay Littles, Director, Advanced Launch Vehicle Propulsion, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • James Maughan, Global Technology Director, GE Global Research
  • Rick Hooker, Design Engineer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

High Power Systems for Aerospace Applications

Tuesday, 26 July, 1300-1430 hrs
Panelists will discuss the major technology challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of propulsion and energy, and how those challenges and opportunities should be addressed.

  • Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology, Aviation Week & Space Technology (moderator)
  • John Nairus, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Control Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Randy Furnas, Director of the Office of Strategic Management, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Rick Hooker, Design Engineer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • John Scott, Chief Technologist, Propulsion and Power Division, NASA Johnson Space Center

Formula for Success and Longevity in the Aerospace Business

Tuesday, 26 July, 1800-1930 hrs  

  • Dave Bowles, Director, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Duane Cuttrell, Director, Operations Engineering and Technical Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Julie Van Kleeck, Vice President, Space Programs, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Ricky Shyne, Director, Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Bonnie Prado Pino, PhD Student, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (co-moderator)
  • Guillermo Jaramillo Pizarro, PhD Student, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University (co-moderator)


The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Design Process

Wednesday, 27 July, 0800-0900 hrs  

  • Elizabeth Robertson, Team Lead, Liquid Engine Systems Branch, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Additional speakers to be added  

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, 27 July, 1330 - 1500 hours
Keynote Speaker:  Pierre Chao, Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors




Dates to Remember

  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 06 Jul 2016
  • Cancellation Deadline: 11 Jul 2016

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