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 Speaker

Dr. James Weber

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


Geoff Adams

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

JT Craft

Project Manager Long Range Hypersonic Weapons Integration Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)

Scott Bewley

Deputy Director NavalX

Dr. Michael Brown

Principle Scientist High Speed Division AFRL Aerospace Systems

Dr. Graham Candler

McKnight Presidential Chair Aerospace Engineer & Mechanics University of MN

Ben Caplan

Engineering Fellow Raytheon Technologies

Dr. Victoria Coleman

Chief Scientist United States Air Force

Dr. Brandon Chynoweth

Research Assistant Professor Purdue University

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)

James A. Drallmeier

Centennial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Missouri S&T

Steven Dunn

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

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 Center for Strategic & International Studies 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


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

William “Mac” McHenry ll

Senior Advisor to the Director, Defense Innovation Unit, Office of Secretary of Defense Director Defense Engagement

Dr. Richard “Jeff” McMullan

Chief Engineer Eglin, AFB AFWERX

Adam Naramore

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

Gregory A. Ruderman, Ph.D

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

Skyler Shuford

Chief Technology Officer Hermeus

CDR Rosemarie Spuhler

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

Lori M. Stiglitz, Ph.D.

Workforce Development Lead JHTO Field Activity

Dr. Joshua Stults

Senior Director Advanced Programs Stratolaunch

Dr. Nathan R. Tichenor

Director of Hypersonic Facilities, Bush Combat Development Complex Texas A&M University System

Lieutenant General, (USA-ret) Neil Thurgood

Senior Vice President Anduril

Uday Vaidya, PhD

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

John “JV” Venable

Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy Center for National Defense Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Valerio Viti

Principal Engineer Aerospace and Defense Team Manager Ansys

Leslie Weller

Aerothermal Engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Eric Wightman

Vice President Materials and Process Karman-Systima Defense