June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021
With over 17 years of experience at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Dr. Jennifer Fielding has performed research and program management in diverse fields such as polymer composites, multifunctional materials and additive manufacturing. Dr. Fielding is currently the Chief of the Composites Branch, leading a team of over 100 scientists and engineers managing research programs on advanced composite materials, processing, and performance. She served as the Technical Advisor for the Structures, Propulsion and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch.
Dr. Fielding launched and managed America Makes, the first institute within the ManufacturingUSA network on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (OSD/MIBP) using a $120M cooperative agreement. She served for five years as the Deputy Program Manager for the Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology Program, a portfolio of emerging manufacturing technologies with a total value of $350M. Dr. Fielding has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and has been named a Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40. She is active in SME as the chair-elect of Member Council and the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of SAMPE. .