JEC Group reports that  Major General Jocelyn M Seng, mobilization assistant to the US commander and president, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA, will be the guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas composites show.

In her position General Seng assists in providing full spectrum education, research, and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education, and academic degree granting. She assists in leading the intellectual and leadership center of the US Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 nonresident officers, enlisted and civilian personnel each year. General Seng entered the Air Force in 1984 as a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ROTC program. Her technical area of expertise is composite materials design, analysis and manufacturing, and she is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. As a civilian, she is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, working in areas to include cyberspace, missile defense, and science and engineering workforce management.

‘We are pleased to confirm The JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences will focus on Innovations in composites manufacturing with specific emphasis on the automotive and aerospace industries General Seng as our featured keynote speaker this year,’ said Frédérique Mutel, JEC group president and CEO. ‘General Seng possesses a rich background and extensive experience in composites, aerospace and defense.’

‘General Seng’s first-hand experience – from major weapons systems such as aircraft, satellites, and munitions to commercial aerospace applications – is extremely relevant to our participants,’ said Nicolas Baudry, JEC North American events director.

General Seng’s keynote presentation, Composite Materials Outlook, will examine how technology, particularly composites, affects society. All participants are invited to attend the 50-minute speech, which will delve into a variety of topics covering collaboration, new materials and innovation in composites. Highlights of the presentation include:

  • Innovation and collaboration in composite materials design, analysis and manufacturing
  • Growth: More suppliers – carbon and glass fibers, resins, mechanical and NDT testing, manufacturing including robotics and design software
  • Niche areas: Graphene, bio-nano composites and multi-functional materials.

JEC Americas takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 3–5 May 2016.