Mr. Larry (LJ) R. Holmes, Jr. is the Assistant Director of the newly formed Delaware Digital Design and Manufacturing Institute (3DMI) at the University of Delaware. The mission of this academic institute is to create an interdisciplinary forum for bringing materials, processing and manufacturing together by digital design and additive manufacturing. Mr. Holmes left federal service in 2018 after 15 years at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL). His final posting at ARL was the Director of Research Partnerships and Communication for the ARL Center for Agile Materials Manufacturing Science (CAMMS). He was also the Lead for ARLs Hybrid Manufacturing research portfolio, including the management of materials and manufacturing science programs related to multi-material processing technologies for functional/multi-functional devices. Mr. Holmes has held the responsibility of Principal Investigator for Additive Manufacturing materials and technology development within the Manufacturing Science and Technology Branch (MSTB) at ARL, as well as the Lead for lab operations for the Micro-Compositronics and Rapid Operations (MiCRO) laboratory within the Composites and Hybrid Materials Branch (CHMB) at ARL. Mr. Holmes earned his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2002 and earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. He is currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering PhD program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Holmes is the founder of the Army Additive Manufacturing Community of Practice, a founding member of the APG inter-agency Additive Manufacturing Working Group, has been a Government advisor on several DoD funded programs, both nationally and internationally. Mr. Holmes manages facilities and teams that create material and manufacturing solutions that are changing the landscape of the DoD manufacturing industrial base while also educating manufacturing engineers of the future.
Assistant Director, Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing
University of Delaware
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