Dr. Zhili Feng
Distinguished R&D Staff and Lead, Materials Joining Team
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Zhili Feng leads the Materials Joining Team, and is a Distinguished R&D Staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he manages 10 scientists and supporting staff conducting both fundamental and applied R&D and technology innovations for diverse interdisciplinary subjects related to materials joining and allied materials manufacturing processes, with an annual R&D budget of $15 millions. He is also a Joint Faculty of University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
With over 25 years R&D experience, Dr. Feng has proven record in developing and leading major multi-million-dollar R&D programs to advance materials joining and manufacturing science and technologies for automotive, nuclear energy, fossil energy, hydrogen energy, and defense applications. Over the past decade, Dr. Feng has been involved extensively in US DOE Vehicle Technologies Office's auto-body structure lightweighting programs, serving as PI on a number of materials joining technology development projects with cumulative funding over $8 million.
A Fellow of American Welding Society and an internationally known researcher, Dr. Zhili Feng's research covers various aspects of thermal-mechanical-metallurgical behaviors of materials in materials joining. He has made seminal contributions in several important areas such as integrated computational welding engineering (ICWE), proactive weld residual stress control, innovations in material joining including friction stir welding/processing and solid state dissimilar material joining, and application of advanced neutron and synchrotron scattering tools to study the fundamentals of weld microstructure evolution and effects on weld properties and performance of welded structures.
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.