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Mark Benedict, PhD

Mark Benedict, PhD

AM Lead

Dr. Mark D. Benedict is a Principal Materials Engineer in the Propulsion, Structures & Industrial Technologies Branch, Manufacturing Technology Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RXMS), Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has focused his research portfolio in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing (AM), Data Science, and Verification & Validation (V&V) of ICMSE models.  Dr. Benedict conducts and directs research in the areas of metals and plastic advanced manufacturing and is a recognized expert on Additive Manufacturing process modeling, machine development, data management, and airworthiness qualification/certification.  In his role as America Makes Chief Technical Advisor, he has been integral to the planning, requirements definition, selection, and execution of the $320M technical portfolio that America Makes has in convergent manufacturing over the last decade.  Additionally, he has directed a research portfolio in excess of $30M annually in AFRL funds focused on Advanced Manufacturing.


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