Zoom Technical Presentation - "Advanced Materials and Process Technologies to Enable Sustainable Gro

When:  Apr 15, 2024 from 19:00 to 21:00 (ET)

Zoom Technical Presentation - "Advanced Materials and Process Technologies to Enable Sustainable Growth for Aero Gas Turbine Engines"

Speaker: Ann Bolcavage, FASM

Date: Monday, April 15, 2024

Time: Login begins at 6:45 PM Presentation begins at 7:00 PM

Duration: Approximately one hour; questions and answers to follow

Registration: Please contact Dave Guisbert deguisbert@aol.com by April 12, 2024.

Meeting login information will be sent to all who register.

The increasing efficiency and performance requirements for modern aerospace gas turbine engines continuously drive capability improvements in materials and manufacturing technologies. For the materials engineer, the challenge is to enable the resulting more aggressive mechanical designs and higher temperatures while at the same time keeping weight and cost in check. Advances in materials design and process technologies, in conjunction with integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), will deliver clean, safe, and competitive propulsion solutions. Examples of key technologies include coatings, ceramic matrix composites, and additive manufacturing. The arrival of sustainable hybrid propulsion will also require an understanding of electrical and magnetic materials.

About the speaker:
Ann Bolcavage is Engineering Associate Fellow for Coatings at Rolls- Royce, a major manufacturer of propulsion solutions for civil aerospace, defense, and power systems markets. She is responsible for the strategic development of critical coating materials and manufacturing technologies for surface engineering to provide through-life support for
all products. Over the course of her career, Dr. Bolcavage has focused on developing metallic and ceramic coatings and thin films, and her expertise includes the characterization of process-structure-property relationships leading to optimized thermal spray, chemical vapor deposition, and physical vapor deposition processing methods for OE
and repaired aerospace and industrial gas turbine engine components.  Bolcavage joined Rolls-Royce in 2006 as a Senior Engineering Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and subsequently held roles as Surface Engineering Manager (UK) and Chief of Materials Capability Acquisition before her appointment to the Rolls-Royce Engineering Fellowship in 2014.

She also helped establish and build key research programs for surface engineering at the
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (VA) and at the University of Virginia Rolls- Royce UTC for Advanced Materials Systems. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Bolcavage worked at Praxair Surface Technologies in Indianapolis.  In recognition of her technical achievements and leadership, Bolcavage was appointed Fellow of ASM International in 2011. She has been active in ASM for 35 years, including leadership service in the Indianapolis Chapter and as Membership Marketing and Outreach sub-committee chair
and Board member of the Thermal Spray Society.  Dr. Bolcavage received her B.S. with honors in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University and her M.S and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has co-authored 20 technical publications, given 25 conference / workshop presentations (8 invited), and has 19 patented inventions.


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