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CTSC Speakers Bureau

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Fueling Our Future Transportation Needs

SPEAKER:   Bill Chamberlin, Retired Lubrizol chemist
Bill has been involved in efforts to replace conventional transportation fuels since 1980.  Each option considered had challenges and benefits, but all faced similar obstacles for implementation.  Bill will review the past and give insight into the challenges facing vehicle electrification.

The Nuts and Bolts


of Nuts and Bolts

SPEAKER:   Eric Franz, Mechanical Engineer
                   Stanley Assembly Technologies
This talk covers some of the basic engineering principles of threaded fastening technology: threaded fastening theory, tightening strategies, joint types and some common pitfalls in the use of threaded fasteners. The talk provides a basic application guide and showcases some of the available tools for critical fastening.

History of the Importance of Cleveland to Chemistry

SPEAKER:   Helen Mayer, Ph.D.
                   Government Programs Liaison, Anovion
Known for driving continuous improvement, quality, training, and safety programs, she has achieved results that shift workplace culture and increase productivity and efficiency.

The Science

of the Flavor

of Whiskey

SPEAKER:   Regan Silvestri
                   Professor of Chemistry,
                   Lorain County Community College
Unprecedented new flavors of bourbon created via a novel accelerated aging process! How much fun a group of undergraduates can have doing nerdy science stuff when the topic is whiskey!

Quality 4.0. Don't Feel Overwhelmed Feel Motivated

SPEAKER:   John Cachat
                   Cleveland Chapter ASM
While the base principles of Quality and quality management systems aren’t changing, electrification and other new technologies continue to shape the future of mobility – making it more critical than ever to harness the power of new technology.
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Materials and Processes in

the Manufacture of Civil War

Small Arms 

SPEAKER:   John Harkness FASM
                   Retired Principal Scientist,
                   Alloy R & D, Materion Inc.
The evolution, by mid-19th Century, of the "American System" for the manufacture of multi-component products with fully interchangeable parts is described in relation to the US Model 1855-64 Springfield and British Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-muskets. 
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Sustainable Aviation:

NASA Technology Development

SPEAKER:   Joseph Connolly, Aerospace Engineer/
                   Deputy for Electrified
                   Aircraft Propulsion/NASA
Innovative technologies, aircraft concepts, test aircraft, and ground test facilities will turn this vision of efficient flight from science fiction to reality. 
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