Dr. H. Felix Wu, F.SPIE
Supervisory Program Manager, Materials Technology R&D, Vehicle Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
H. Felix Wu, Ph.D., F.SPIE
Dr. H. Felix Wu holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. from Northwestern University. He has more than 18 years of program management and leadership experience working for the Federal government, industry, and academia with broad-based expertise in advanced materials, fiber-reinforced composites, manufacturing, nano-materials/structures, smart structures/NDE, civil infrastructure, and biomaterials/biomedical devices.
He joined the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a Supervisory Program Manager in 2016. Currently, he oversees the Materials Technology R&D Program including Lightweight Materials and Propulsion Materials, targeting the EERE's mission to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Dr. Wu is also a Federal Executive Advisor for the DOE's Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
In 1997-2012, Dr. Wu was a Senior Program Manager in the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he managed numerous ATP-funded high-risk, high-payoff projects working with various industries including automotive, offshore oil production, civil infrastructure, nanotechnology, polymers, metals, ceramics, and biological sciences.
Prior to his government career, Dr. Wu worked in industry for 14 years including a Senior Project Manager at the Alcoa Technical Center where he was the leader in the R&D of a new family of fiber-metal laminates (ARALL and GLARE) and a Senior Project Leader at the Owens Corning Science & Technology Center where he led fundamental & applied research programs.
Dr. Wu was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was the Senior Director in the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of North Texas.
Dr. Wu has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, technical conferences, and technical reports. He was the recipient of the Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award of the 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring in recognition of his outstanding leadership and efforts in advancing structural health monitoring technologies in industry and government. He is a Fellow of the SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers), a U.S. Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellow, and a Fellow of the Ohio Academy of Science.
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.