MSE Seminar - David M. Bowden, Ph.D. - Boeing Research & Technology
Title: MINDING THE GAP: MOVING NEW MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY FROM THE LABORATORY TO THE FACTORY FLOOR
Dr. David Bowden is a Technical Fellow with Boeing Research & Technology. His 32-year career at Boeing has spanned from the research laboratory to the shop floor. He has supported a variety of military aircraft programs, including the C-17, F-15, F-18, Joint Strike Fighter, National Aerospace Plane (NASP), and JASSM missile. Since joining BR&T, he has led over $25M in externally-funded research programs in advanced materials development for DARPA, AFRL, ONR, NAVAIR, and DOE customers. In 2005-06, he was the Yorkshire Forward Sponsored Chair in Manufacturing at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He is currently the principal investigator for tiFAB, a part of DARPA’s Open Manufacturing Initiative, and serves as the Boeing technical focal for the American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), the newest addition to the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). He received his B. S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida (1975), and M. S. in Metallurgy (1978) and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of ASM, and a member of Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni.