NSF Workshop:

Faculty Development Needs for Advanced Manufacturing in the USA

Located at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA on January 9th and 10th, 2014
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William Coblenz Program Manager Defense Sciences Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. William Coblenz’s areas of technical interest encompass the development of new  materials and manufacturing processes. His past programs include Ceramic Insertion, which transitioned advanced ceramic components into fielded military systems;  Ceramic Bearings, which developed the technology base for ceramic hybrid bearings  used in high performance mechanical systems; Solid Freeform Manufacturing, which  developed digitally driven tool-less manufacturing of ceramic and metallic components;  NCOC (nano-composite optical ceramics) which developed new transparencies for the  mid-IR window; DMT (Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies) which included projects  for the Digital Direct Manufacturing of Airfoils and Out of the Autoclave manufacturing  of aerospace quality carbon fiber composites;  HUMS (Heterogeneous Uncooled  Magnetic Sensors) which developed uncooled sensors with the sensitivity of low  temperature SQUIDS; as well as development programs for novel processing of  ceramic and metal matrix composites. Dr. Coblenz holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in chemical engineering from  Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in  ceramic science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came to DARPA  from The Norton Company, where he served as the key technologist for advanced  ceramics. Previous research and development experience includes positions at the  U.S. National Bureau of Standards (now NIST), the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory,  and the General Electric Company (Corporate R&D).  Dr. Coblenz has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical papers and has eight  patents on which he is listed as an inventor.