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Advanced Materials for Defense Summit
''Leveraging Advanced Materials and Processes to Strengthen America's Defense''

18 July, 2017 - 19 July, 2017, Alexandria, VA, United States

Our Advanced Materials Summit will focus on the efforts to develop and integrate technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes that drastically alter the affordability, survivability, lifecycle cost, and readiness capabilities to maintain current, and propel future U.S. Defensive capabilities.

Topics for July 2017 Summit

  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension
  • Efforts to Increase Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments
  • Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance
  • Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent
  • Materials Testing and Characterization
  • Compressing the applied material development process for rapid adoption of advanced materials across the DoD
  • Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development
  • Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials Data

At our Summit you will have the ability to

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Materials and Manufacturing Processes Community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover the most up-to-date Advanced Materials and Manufacturing initiatives and technologies.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments to contribute to the discussion.

Why You Should Attend This Year's Summit

Our Advanced Materials for Defense Summit will bring together personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry to detail the efforts to develop and integrate technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes for defensive application across the whole of Government.

The cost and complexity of the military landscape grows exponentially, forcing National Leadership to explore innovative technologies that provide a multitude of advanced capabilities at a reduced production cost. The utilization of advanced materials provides the DoD the opportunity to integrate cost-effective solutions that enhance sustainment and lifecycle management, readiness, and platform design capabilities to maintain and enhance U.S. Defense capabilities.

To achieve the full potential of these advanced materials, the DoD, Academia and Private Industry place great emphasis on researching and developing materials sciences and materials engineering capabilities. This will provide the U.S. Military the opportunity to integrate advanced capabilities throughout its enterprise, providing greater operational flexibility to the Warfighter and National Leadership.

Join us for this year's Advanced Materials for Defense Summit as we discuss the various opportunities and challenges that the DoD faces as it develops and integrates advanced materials and manufacturing processes within the defense industrial enterprise.


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, has parking available for a small fee.
(There is NO parking available at the Conference Center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at ($189 per night) Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount or use the following links:,,,&language=en_US&IM=SALP_BOOK_90_SETDSI_SI_NAD

801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314\suitesalexandria
(Two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center.)The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Early Confirmed Speakers  

  • Dr. John G. (Jerry) McGinn, Acting DASD, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, OUSD AT&L
  • Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, Materials and Manufacturing Process Community of Interest Chair
  • Gregory Kilchenstein, Director, Enterprise Maintenance Technology, ODASD Maintenance Policy and Programs
  • LTC Ryan Howell, Product Manager, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Platforms, PEO Ground Combat Systems
  • Dr. Jan Vandenbrande, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
  • Dr. Douglas Deason, Director, Advanced Research, Small Business Innovation Research, Small Business Technology Transfer, Missile Defense agency
  • Cynthia Lundgren, Electrochemistry Branch Chief, ARL, Center for Research in Extreme Batteries Steering Committee
  • Dr. Christopher Scurlock, Executive Secretary to the Technical Corrosion Collaboration Program, DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office

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Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
18 July, 2017
19 July, 2017
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States

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