Utah Defense


Research Symposium



WHAT: Last year we heard from the defense community as to the research needs to support defense manufacturing. This year, we will hear from Utah’s research community. Each research program will present capabilities and the research being conducted to support defense manufacturing. This Symposium is to assist the defense community in understanding the research being conducted in Utah to support Defense Manufacturing.

WHEN: APRIL20, 2022

WHERE: Virtual Event (See Replay Below)

The Defense Manufacturing Research Symposium, hosted by the Utah Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Initiative (UAMMI) along with the Utah Defense Mfg Community (UDMC), took place virtually on April 20, 2022.

Presentations from:

Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University

Welcome – Dr. Tulinda Larsen UAMMI Executive Director

Introductions – Dr. Angela Trego, PE, PMP, FHEA – UAMMI Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Specialist

Below is a brief description of each speaker’s organization, key items from their presentation that is relevant to Utah’s defense manufacturers, and a video link to their full presentation including questions and answers.



BYU 9:10 am – 9:40 am

Dr. Miles

Novel Multi-Feature Mapping of AM Metal Microstructures and Defects for Fatigue Life

BYU 9:40 am – 10:10 am

Dr. George

Void minimization in liquid composite molding

BYU 10:10 am – 10:40 am

Dr. Crane

Additive Manufacturing of Continuous-fiver Composites by Selective Resin Infusion

    U of U

    U of U 10:50 am – 11:20 am

    Dr. Yong Lin Kong

    Multiscale additive manufacturing of active electronics


    USU 11:20 am – 11:50 am

    Dr. Lee

    Foldcore Sandwich Structures for Hypervelocity Impact Energy Absorption Applications under Cold Temperatures USU 11:50 am – 12:20 pm

    Dr. Stephen Whitmore

    Three-Dimensional Printing of “Green” Fuels for Low-Cost Small Spacecraft Propulsion System



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