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Dr. Huijuan Dai

Dr. Huijuan Dai

Dr. Huijuan Dai

Presenting in Track 11: Heat Transfer & Thermal Engineering

Presentation Title: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovations for America’s Clean Energy Future

Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) is dedicated to pioneering research, development, and demonstration of cutting-edge materials and manufacturing processes. These endeavors are essential not only for catalyzing economy-wide decarbonization efforts but also for enhancing U.S. industrial competitiveness. By aligning with the national strategy to rejuvenate American manufacturing, fortify critical supply chains, and cultivate diverse innovation ecosystems, AMMTO is at the forefront of creating new manufacturing opportunities and bolstering the economic resilience of the nation.

This presentation offers an overview of the AMMTO office and highlights the array of federal funding opportunities it offers. Delving deeper, the discussion will focus on pivotal technology areas, particularly in the realm of heat transfer and thermal management. Emphasis will be placed on advanced high-performance materials engineered for demanding high-temperature applications, as well as the innovative research on Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough, Leapfrog Electric and thermal applications (CABLE).

Join us as we explore the transformative potential of these advancements, illuminating pathways towards sustainable manufacturing, energy efficiency, and economic prosperity.

Biography: Huijuan Dai, PhD, leads the Next Generation Materials and Processes program (NGMP) in the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her portfolio includes smart manufacturing, cyber security for manufacturing, high performance computing, advanced processes including additive manufacturing, composites, conductivity enhanced materials, and harsh environment materials. Three Manufacturing USA institutes are under Huijuan’ s portfolio, including the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) and Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII).

Before joining DOE, Huijuan spent more than 15 years working on industry research and technology development across aerospace and energy industries. She has more than 10 years of experience in program and team management, leading multidisciplinary teams from idea generation to new technology introduction.