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Blue Sky Competition

2018 Blue Sky Competition Finalists

The second David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, will be held during the 2018 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference/ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (NAMRC/MSEC), June 18-22, 2018 in College Station, TX.

Below are the finalists in the 2018 Blue Sky Competition:


  • Albert Shih – University of Michigan
    Submission Title: Global Distributed Manufacturing of Personalized Products as a Service 
  • Alaa Elwany – Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, Negar Kalantar – Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, Stephanie Paal – Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Zachary Grasley – Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Zofia Rybokowski – Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University
    Submission Title: 3D Printing for Civil Infrastructure Construction 
  • Laine Mears – Clemson University, Farbod Akhavan Niaki – Clemson University Automotive Engineering, Eric Muth – Clemson University Psychology, Richard Pak – Clemson University Psychology, Laura Stanley – Clemson University Industrial Engineering
    Submission Title: Personalized Manufacturing: Psychology and Sociology as Fundamental Design Elements in Future Advanced Production Systems 
  • Glenn S Daehn – The Ohio State University, Alan Taub – University of Michigan
    Submission Title: Metamorphic Manufacturing: The Third Wave in Digital Manufacturing 
  • Jeffrey Reed – Virginia Tech
    Submission Title: Just-in-Time Learning for the Factory Floor 
  • Joel Neidig – ITAMCO
    Submission Title: Distributed Decentralized Rural Agile Manufacturing 
  • Ajay Malshe – University of Arkansas, Harsha Malshe
    Submission Title: FACTORIES-IN-SPACE