Dr. Raymond Boeman
Director, Vehicle Technology Area Scale-Up Facility
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Ray Boeman is director of Energy Partnerships for the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Since October, 2015, he has had a joint appointment with Michigan State University (MSU) as the MSU-ORNL Professor of Composite Materials and Manufacturing where he is the Associate Director of the Vehicle Technology Area for the Institute for the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Corktown (Detroit), Michigan.
His responsibilities for IACMI include establishing a scale-up facility with production-scale composite processing equipment and developing collaborative projects for automotive composites. He has a long history working with State and Federal Government and industry to develop public private partnerships that match RD&D capabilities with industry needs to address the nation's energy challenges. He has been located in Southeast Michigan since February, 2010.
Prior to his current position, Ray Boeman had responsibility for ORNL's transportation research efforts, including R&D programs for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office, Bioenergy Technologies Office, and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. He led the envisioning and acquisition of ORNL's Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF), the first open-access, pre-production scale facility of its kind.
He was previously assigned in Detroit, Michigan from 1999 to 2004 as DOE technical liaison to the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC) of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). While with the ACC, he developed key projects and facilities for composites preforming, molding, joining, and crashworthiness (e.g., TMAC-test machine for automotive crashworthiness). From 2004-2005, Boeman served in the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office in Washington, D.C, as technical coordinator for the director of the 21st Century Truck Partnership.
Ray Boeman holds a Ph.D in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has conducted research in diverse areas including: composite materials, fracture mechanics, adhesive bonding, photomechanics, mechanical properties, materials processing, damage mechanisms, and non-destructive evaluation.
WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE
The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit
Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.
Summit participants will benefit from:
- New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
- A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
- Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
- Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
- A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.