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David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award Past Winners

2022 Competition Results


Feeding the Future through Convergent Manufacturing
Michael Sealy, Purdue University


The Next Generation in Additive Manufacturing
Gaurav Nilakantan, Boeing

Unreal Factories in the Meta-Verse
Binil Starly, North Carolina State University

Federated Smart Manufacturing
Ashif Iquebal and Michel Kinsey, Arizona State University

Exorcising Ghosts from Manufacturing Machines: Fabrication-at-Scale with Self-Assembly and Emergence
M. Ravi Shankar, University of Pittsburgh

Discertory: The Medium to High Volume, Automated, Reverse-Manufacturing Factory
Sathyan Subbiah, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Additive Manufacturing of Neutron-Absorbent, Totimorphic Superconducting Structures for Nuclear Fusion and Deep-Space Propulsion Applications
Fabiano Carvalho de Castro Sene, Bradley Jared, and Rupy Sawhney, University of Tennessee

Semiconductor Foundry in a Box: Additive Manufacturing of Nanoelectronics
Ahmed Busnaina, Ahmed Abdelaziz, and Anthony Childress, Northeastern University

2021 Competition Results


Product in a Patient: In Vivo Surgical Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
Michael McPhail, Mayo Clinic
Juergen Neubauer, Mayo Clinic
David Lott, Mayo Clinic


Lifelike Metallic Structures Using Origami and Compliant Mechanism
Presentation (PDF)
Vanshika Singh, University of Tennessee
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee
Michael M. Kirka, Manufacturing Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

From Self-Aware to Self-Healing for ‘Perpetual’ Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
Noel Greis, North Carolina State University

Other Finalists

Physics-Aware Machine Learning Surrogates for Real-Time Digital Twin in Additive Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Iowa State University
Soumik Sarkar, Iowa State University
Aditya Balu, Iowa State University
Adarsh Krishnamurthy, Iowa State University

Manufacturing In Vitro Living Neural Computing Chips for Efficient AI Learning and Computation
Presentation (PDF)
Binil Starly, PhD, North Carolina State University

There Is Only One Existential Threat: Let’s Talk About It
Presentation (PDF)
Frank W. Gayle ScD, NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing
Carly Gayle, International Society for Ecology and Culture
Carol Handwerker, Materials Engineering, Purdue University

Convergent Systems of Systems Manufacturing (Convergent SoS Manufacturing)
Presentation (PDF)
Miki Banu, PhD, University of Michigan
Albert Shih, University of Michigan
Alan I. Taub, University of Michigan
Bogdan I. Epureanu, University of Michigan

Self-Sensing Smart-Connected Products in Smart Manufacturing Systems
Presentation (PDF)
Thorsten Wuest, PhD, West Virginia University
Juergen Lenz, INNEO Solutions
Eric MacDonald, University of Texas El Paso
Ramy Harik, University of South Carolina

2018 Competition Results


3D Printing for Civil Infrastructure Construction
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Alaa Elwany, Negar Kalantar, Stephanie Paal, Zachary Grasley, and Zofia Rybokowski – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Abstract (PDF)   |  Presentation (PDF)
Ajay Malshe – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; and Harsha Malshe – California

Personalized Manufacturing: Psychology and Sociology as Fundamental Design Elements in Future Advanced Production Systems
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Laine Mears, Farbod Akhavan Niaki, Eric Muth, Richard Pak, and Laura Stanley – Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Other Finalists

Distributed Decentralized Rural Agile Manufacturing
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Joel Neidig – ITAMCO, Plymouth, IN

Global Distributed Manufacturing of Personalized Products as a Service
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Albert Shih – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Just-in-Time Learning for the Factory Floor
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Jeffrey Reed – Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Metamorphic Manufacturing: The Third Wave in Digital Manufacturing
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Glenn S Daehn – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and Alan Taub – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


2019 Competition Results


Computer Games as a Future of Manufacturing Education
Presentation (PDF)
Sudhanshu Nahata – ASML US, Wilton, CT

Other Finalists

An Open Data Network for Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
Jaydeep Karandikar, Andrew Trimmer, and Kati Illouz – GE Research, Niskayuna, NY

Changing the Face(s) of Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
Shawn P. Moylan – National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Computer Integrated Manufacturing 4.0: An Ecosystem of Cloud-based CNC Integrated with Cloud-based CAD, CAM and CAPP
Presentation (PDF)
Chinedum Okwudire – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Geo Technologies Applied to Manufacturing
Presentation (PDF)
John K. Schueller, Won-Suk Lee, Pei-Ying Wu and Oscar Castillo – University of Florida, FL

Industry H.0
Presentation (PDF)
Harsha Malshe – Santa Clara, CA; and Ajay Malshe – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Point-of-Care Engineered Tissue Smart “Factories”: Synergistic Engineering to Enable Lab-to-Clinic Translation
Presentation (PDF)
Rohan A. Shirwaiker – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2017 Competition Results


Biomimetic Manufacturing
Abstract (PDF)  |  Presentation (PDF)
Tony Schmitz – University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Other Finalists

A Manufacturing Process Compiler (MPC) — Vision for a Futuristic Manufacturing Paradigm
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Jian Cao – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Achieving "Just Press Print" for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Wayne King – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Digital Volumetric Processing Using High Performance Computing
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Thomas Kurfess – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Interactive Virtual Hands-On Manufacturing
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Martin Jun – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Next Generation Agile Manufacturing to Enable “Point of Use” Customization for Complex Vehicles
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Bill Harris – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, CT

Sharing for Agility
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Mike Vogler – Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL

The Global Human-Machine Neural Network
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Joel Neidig – ITAMCO, Plymouth, IN

The Internet of Skills: Online Virtual Simulators for Skilled Trades
Abstract (PDF)  |   Presentation (PDF)
Mark Mills – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL