Plenary Speakers

Monday, September 24, 2018


Dr. Greg Hyslop, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Test & Technology, The Boeing Company .

Title of Presentation: Aerospace And Composites: Together, We Change The World


Dr. Hyslop oversees the development and implementation of the company’s enterprisewide technology investment strategy, and his portfolio of responsibilities includes the companywide Boeing Engineering function and its 45,000 teammates; Boeing Research & Technology, the company’s advanced central research and development organization; Boeing Test & Evaluation, the team that verifies and validates Boeing’s commercial and defense products; and the Intellectual Property Management organization, which works to protect and strategically leverage the company’s intellectual property.

Hyslop has held numerous leadership positions in his 36-year Boeing career. Among the organizations he’s overseen are Boeing Research & Technology, Boeing’s Strategic Missile & Defense Systems business, and the company’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. He joined McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing, in 1982 as a guidance and control engineer.

Hyslop is a member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. He has also been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIAA Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Nebraska’s Engineering College, the Engineering Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Hyslop has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska. He also has a Doctor of Science degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as an adjunct professor.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Dr. Nobuo Takeda, Technical Adviser to Director, Aeronautical Directorate, JAXA

Title of Presentation:  Integrated In-Process Monitoring of High-Rate Production CFRP Structures for Material Quality Assurance

Professor Nobuo Takeda, is currently Technical Adviser to Director, Aeronautical Directorate, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) He is Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo and President of RIMCOF (Research Institute of Metals and Composites for Future Industries). His research includes experimental micromechanics of composites and smart composite structural health monitoring (SHM) and life cycle monitoring (LCM). He has led several Japanese national projects on structural health and process monitoring of aerospace composite structures mainly based on optical fiber sensors. He has just finished his term as President of International Committee of Composite Materials (ICCM) and Japanese Representative of International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF). He is also Asian Editor of Composites Part A. He published more than 320 refereed journal papers and 40 review articles, and delivered 60 Plenary/Keynote talks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Dr. Daniel O. Adams, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah

Title of Presentation: Crashworthiness: The Next Frontier in Composite Mechanics

Dr. Daniel O. Adams is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah and Vice President of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT. He obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Dr. Adams has a combined 38 years of academic/industry experience in the composite materials field. He is vice-chair of ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials and co-chair of the Testing Committee for the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17). He is the recipient of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1999, and the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Dr. Adams’ research focuses on the mechanics of composite materials and structures, including test method development, composite damage assessment, and crashworthiness.