Day 1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022

8:00
Registration & Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15

Keynote

AF Hypersonic Needs, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Perspectives
9:45

Keynote

Rapid Fielding of Hypersonic Weaponry Capabilities, Needs & Requirements
10:15

Keynote

Modernizing the DoD Hypersonic Weapons Vision & Strategy: A Roadmap to Defense Superiority
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Presentation

USSTRATCOM Hypersonic Requirements
11:45

Panel Discussion

Challenges and Advancements in the Testing, Fielding and Capabilities of Hypersonic Weapons
12:45
Lunch Break
1:45

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Weapon Propulsion & Maneuverability Design Advancements
2:45

Keynote Address

JHTO: Future DoD – Industry and Academia Engagement and Solicitation Opportunities
3:15
Networking Break
3:30

Panel Discussion

High-temperature Materials and Aerothermochemical Effects R&D
4:30

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Detection Challenges and Needs
5:30
Adjournment Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

8:00
Registration & Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks from Summit Co-Chairs
9:15

Panel Discussion

Advancements in Testing & Software Simulation & High Enthalpy Testing
10:15

Keynote

Hypersonic Weapons Testing: Air Force Needs, Challenges & Opportunities
10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Presentation

JHTO Workforce Development: The Crystal Ball of Future Hypersonics Workforce Needs
11:45

Presentation

Hypersonic Weapons Budgetary & Industrial Imperatives for National Defense
12:15
Lunch Break
1:15

Panel Discussion

Industrialization of Thermal Protection Systems for Hypersonics
2:15
Networking Break
2:45

Panel Discussion

Predictive Modeling & Simulation Advancements
3:45

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Weapons: Warfighting Integration Plans & Strategies
5:00
Adjournment & Closing Remarks

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022

8:00
Registration & Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs

John “JV” Venable
USAF-(Ret)
Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Eric Marineau
Program Officer, Hypersonics, Aerothermodynamics, High Speed Propulsion and Materials
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Aviation Force Protection, Integrated Defense Department

9:15

Keynote

AF Hypersonic Needs, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Perspectives

Dr. Yvette S. Weber, SES
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (AT&L)

9:45

Keynote

Rapid Fielding of Hypersonic Weaponry Capabilities, Needs & Requirements

LTG Neil Thurgood, USA
Director, Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), USA Rapid Capabilities Office

10:15

Keynote

Modernizing the DoD Hypersonic Weapons Vision & Strategy: A Roadmap to Defense Superiority

Michael White
Principal Director for Hypersonics (PD, H)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering/Modernization

U.S. Department of Defense

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Presentation

USSTRATCOM Hypersonic Requirements

Robert Taylor
SES, J8 Director, Capability and Resource Integration
U.S. Strategic Command

11:45

Panel Discussion

Challenges and Advancements in the Testing, Fielding and Capabilities of Hypersonic Weapons

Rex Jordan
SVP Indo-Pacific Global Enterprise Lead
Booz Allen Hamilton

Jon Ludwigson
Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions
Government Accountability Office (GAO)

John “JV” Venable
USAF-(Ret)
Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

The Heritage Foundation

Eric Scherff
Vice President
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Moderator:

Dr. Rodney Bowersox
Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory
Texas A&M University

12:45
Lunch Break
1:45

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Weapon Propulsion & Maneuverability Design Advancements

Christopher Gettinger
Director, Advanced Propulsion and Systems
Northrop Grumman, Weapon Systems

Dr. John Rhoads
Chief Scientist
Revolutionary Technology Programs
Advanced Development Programs

Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company

Dr. Valerio Viti
Aerospace and Defense Team Lead
Ansys

Dr. Tim O’Brien
Chief Engineer, Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) portfolio, Advanced High-Speed Weapons & Emerging Technologies
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Moderator:

Dr. Luca Maddalena
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept
The University of Texas at Arlington,
Dir., of the Aerodynamics Research Center, UT Arlington

2:45

Keynote Address

JHTO: Future DoD – Industry and Academia Engagement and Solicitation Opportunities

Dr. Gillian Bussey
Director, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (JHTO)

3:15
Networking Break
3:30

Panel Discussion

High-temperature Materials and Aerothermochemical Effects R&D

Dr. Rodney Bowersox
Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory
Texas A&M University

Dr. Erica Corral
Associate Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Materials Science and Engineering, High Temperature Ceramics, Manufacturing & Integration Laboratory
University of AZ

Dr. Eric Marineau
Program Officer, Hypersonics, Aerothermodynamics, High Speed Propulsion and Materials
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Aviation Force Protection, Integrated Defense Department

Dr. Luca Maddalena
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept
The University of Texas at Arlington,
Dir., of the Aerodynamics Research Center, UT Arlington

Moderator:

Dr. Valerio Viti
Aerospace and Defense Team Lead
Ansys

4:30

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Detection Challenges and Needs

Paul Wloszek
Director, Spectral Sensors & Missile Warning Program Manager
L3Harris Space & Airborne Systems

CAPT David M. McFarland
(USN-ret), Senior Director, Programs
Integrated Defense Solutions

BAE Systems, Inc., Intelligence & Security

Lt Col Gary Goff, USSF
Materiel Leader, Strategic Payloads
Space Systems Command, Development Corps

U.S. Space Force

Capt. Jim Stein USN (Ret.)
Director, Federal DOD Business Development
KMPG

Moderator:

Dr. Erica Corral
Associate Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Materials Science and Engineering, High Temperature Ceramics, Manufacturing & Integration Laboratory
University of AZ

5:30
Adjournment Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

8:00
Registration & Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks from Summit Co-Chairs

Dr. Rodney Bowersox
Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory
Texas A&M University

John “JV” Venable
USAF-(Ret)
Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

The Heritage Foundation

9:15

Panel Discussion

Advancements in Testing & Software Simulation & High Enthalpy Testing

Timothy P. Wadhams
Sr. Research Scientist, VP
CUBRC Aerosciences Sector

Dr. Rodney Bowersox
Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory
Texas A&M University

Dr. Steven Schneider
Professor, School of School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Lab, Lead Hypersonics SME.
Purdue University

Dr. Chris Combs
Dee Howard Endowed Assistant Professor
Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering Department

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Moderator:

Dr. Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic & International Studies

10:15

Keynote

Hypersonic Weapons Testing: Air Force Needs, Challenges & Opportunities

Dr. Victoria Coleman
Chief Scientist
United States Air Force
U.S. Department of Defense

10:45
Networking Break
11:15

Presentation

JHTO Workforce Development: The Crystal Ball of Future Hypersonics Workforce Needs

Dr. Lori Stiglitz
JHTO Workforce Development Lead
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Naval Sea Systems Command

11:45

Presentation

Hypersonic Weapons Budgetary & Industrial Imperatives for National Defense

Dr. Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic & International Studies

12:15
Lunch Break
1:15

Panel Discussion

Industrialization of Thermal Protection Systems for Hypersonics

Dennis Helmich
Director of Integrated Military Systems
Sandia National Laboratories

Scott Speet
Senior Program Director
Spirit Defense

Moderator:

Dr. Chris Combs
Dee Howard Endowed Assistant Professor
Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering Department

The University of Texas at San Antonio

2:15
Networking Break
2:45

Panel Discussion

Predictive Modeling & Simulation Advancements

Dr. Graham Candler
Mcknight Presidential Chair, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics
University of Mn

Dr. Kelly Stephani
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Center for Hypersonics & Entry Systems Studies, (CHESS)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Kevin Bowcutt
Principle Senior Technical Fellow & Chief Scientist
Hypersonics – Boeing

3:45

Panel Discussion

Hypersonic Weapons: Warfighting Integration Plans & Strategies

Lt Col Jeffrey Komives
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, OUSD(R&E), DDRE(M) PD, Hypersonics
USAF

CDR Rob Birchenough
Joint Innovation & Experimentation Division
USN
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM J81)

5:00
Adjournment & Closing Remarks