Amber started her career in GE Aviation in 2005 as part of the Edison Engineering Development Program. Upon graduation in 2008, she joined the Materials Behavior organization, taking ownership of the mechanical property testing and analysis for additive materials, including the DMLM Co-Cr characterization in support of the LEAP fuel nozzle development. She also worked extensively on the mechanical characterization of high-temperature, single crystal alloys for GE Aviation’s next generation turbine airfoil materials. Amber was instrumental in updating GE Aviation’s material design allowable publication system, enabling access to engineers at various GE Aviation sites world-wide.
As Amber progressed in this role, she was promoted to Senior Engineer in 2013, continuing a focus on additive materials for GE Aviation’s next generation of engines, including the GE9X and Catalyst platforms. She helped define requirements for additive material qualification and certification as well as facilitated introduction new methods for evaluating additive materials. During this time, Amber also mentored many engineers, both domestic and global, in the field of materials behavior and engaged in STEM outreach, including supporting Science Alumni Day at her high school outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2017, Amber joined GE Additive as a Principal Engineer for Materials Behavior, leading several initiatives for additive material characterization, focusing on mechanical testing and analysis methods. She is passionate about the technology and is actively engaged with both internal and external customers to drive the rapid adoption of Additive. She currently leads the GE Additive Materials & Process team, focusing on laser and binder jet modalities.
Amber holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and The Ohio State University, respectively.