Dr. Mark Lewis

President & CEO Purdue Applied Research Institute

Dr. Rodney Bowersox

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Chief Research Officer, College of Engineering Deputy Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Holder, Ford I Professorship in Aerospace Engineering University Regents Professor at Texas A&M University

Keynote Speakers

VADM Johnny Wolfe, Jr.

Director, Navy Strategic Systems Programs USN

Dr. James Weber

Principal Director for Hypersonics Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Modernization) (OUSD(R&E))

Dr. Victoria Coleman

Chief Scientist U.S. Air Force

Dr. Gregory A. Ruderman

Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Senior Military Systems Evaluator for Survivability and Lethality Rotary Wing, Integrated Fires, Directed Energy Systems Strategic Portfolio Action Officer for Hypersonics Office of the Secretary of Defense


Geoff Adams

Senior Mission Architect, Missile Defense L3 Harris Space & Airborne Systems

Dr. Michael Brown

Principle Scientist High Speed Division AFRL Aerospace Systems

Dr. Gillian Bussey

Special Assistant to the USAF Chief Scientist USAF

Dr. Graham Candler

McKnight Presidential Chair Aerospace Engineer & Mechanics University of MN

Ben Caplan

Engineering Fellow Raytheon Technologies

Dr. Brandon Chynoweth

Research Assistant Professor Purdue University

Anthony Clarke

Deputy Director - Missile Systems Moog Space and Defense Group

Masao Dahlgren

Fellow, Missile Defense Project Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Dan DeLaurentis

Vice President for Discovery Park District Institutes Professor Aeronautics and Astronautics Senior Research Fellow Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (KITDP)

Steven Dunn

Senior Fellow, Chief Scientist, Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) Hypersonic Systems Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Edwardo Freeman, PE

Chief, Agile Weapons Division, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFLCMC|EBX

Roberto Furfaro, PhD

Professor Deputy Director Space4 Center, Director of UA Space Systems Engineering Laboratory Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering The University of Arizona

Dr. Tom Karako

Senior Fellow International Security Program Director, Missile Defense Project Center for Strategic & International Studies

Dennis Helmich

Director of Integrated Military Systems Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Serhat Hosder

James A. Drallmeier Centennial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Missouri S&T

Marty Hunt

Vice President, Hypersonics Systems Leidos Dynetics

Dr. Joseph Jewell

John Bogdanoff Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics College of Engineering Purdue University

Dr. Luca Maddalena

CEO Hy-SET (Hypersonic Science Engineering and Technology)

Bogusz Madej

NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence Section, Defence Investment Division, (NATO IAMD) NATO HQ

Paul Mann

Program Executive, Sea Based Weapons, Director, Aegis BMD (PD-452) Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

Dr. Eric Marineau

Program Officer, Hypersonics, Aerothermodynamics, High Speed Propulsion and Materials Office of Naval Research (ONR)

David McFarland

Director, Missile Defense Solutions Northrop Grumman

Dr. Richard “Jeff” McMullan

Chief Engineer Eglin, AFB AFWERX

Chris Mills

Deputy Director, Army Hypersonic Project Office (AHPO) Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office

Adam Naramore

Vice President of Strategic Growth Programs Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems, Inc.

Noam Oz

Deputy Director, Product Development NavalX

Skyler Shuford

Chief Technology Officer Hermeus

CDR Rosemarie Spuhler, USN

Capabilities Development Branch Chief Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

Dr. Lori M. Stiglitz

Workforce Development Lead Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Field Activity NSWC Crane

Dr. Joshua Stults

Senior Director Advanced Programs Stratolaunch

Lt Col Nathan Terrazone, USSF

USSF, Space Systems Command, Space Sensing Resilient, Materiel Leader, Resilient Missile Warning Epoch 1 United States Space Force

Lieutenant General, (USA-ret) Neil Thurgood

Senior Vice President Anduril

Uday Vaidya, PhD

Governor's Chair, Advanced Composites Manufacturing Chief Technology Officer IACMI-The Composites Institute, Director Fibers & Composites Manufacturing Facility Manufacturing Demonstration Facility University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Dr. Valerio Viti

Principal Engineer Aerospace and Defense Team Manager Ansys

Dr. Amber Walker

Launch and On-orbit Servicing Space Program, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Leslie Weller

Research Engineer Principal
Emerging Operations Technologies, Corporate Operations
Materials & Process Technologies, Hypersonics
Lockheed Martin Enterprise Operations

Eric Wightman

Vice President Materials and Process Karman-Systima Defense