Alumna Jennifer Fielding, Ph.D., joined a panel of women in 3D printing to discuss and dispel the myths of additive manufacturing at the TCT Show in Fort Worth, TX, on Tuesday, April 24. The panelists represented a combined wealth of research and practical experience in academic, industry and public settings and shared valuable insights and lessons learned.
Fielding serves as the Technical Advisor, Propulsion, Structures, and Manufacturing Enterprise Branch with the Air Force Research Laboratory. She has been with the Air Force Research Laboratory for 10 years, during which she performed hands-on research and program management in diverse fields such as polymer-matrix-composites processing, nanomaterials and multifunctional materials. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.
Currently, Fielding is the deputy program manager for the defense-wide Manufacturing S&T Program for OSD ManTech, which seeks to develop game changing manufacturing technologies that apply to more than one service. She is also the program manager for the America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.