Advances in Welding & Additive Manufacturing Research Conference 2022

June 13-16, 2022


* Submission Deadline: April 18, 2022

Virtual Conference

AWS Contact
Sarai Claveria

Message from the Conference Co-Chairs

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We are writing to provide you with an update and clarity on the status and direction of the “1st International Conference on Advances in Welding and Additive Manufacturing Research.”

As you all know, we have been facing a global crisis with the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now. As a result, many events have been affected as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines including travel restrictions, social distancing and additional safety protocols to help control the outbreak. Because AWAMR is an International Conference and the health and safety of our industry peers is our highest priority, we have decided to postpone the event until June 13-15, 2022 – still being held in Miami, FL.

We understand these are uncertain times, but we invite you with great pleasure to participate in this conference. It is intended to be equal in quality and stature to previous Trends in Welding Research conferences that have taken place for the last 30+ years and developed by the same lead organizer, Stan David. This three-day technically intensive conference will focus on activities related to both basic and applied research in science and technology of welding and additive manufacturing. A group of renowned researchers will serve on the International Organizing Committee for the conference, while a slate of distinguished speakers, will give keynote addresses to all attendees each morning and afternoon. In addition, you will have many network opportunities with leading scientists and engineers from around the world during the planned breaks and receptions throughout the week.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami next June.

Drs. Stan A. David, Zhili Feng, and Thomas J. Lienert


keynote speakers

Sarah Kleinbaum, US Department of Energy – Vehicle Technologies Office
Tarasankar DebRoy, The Pennsylvania State University
Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee
Thomas W. Eagar, MIT
Zhili Feng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jorge dos Santos, Geestacht Zentrum für Material – und Küstenforschung
John Shingledecker, EPRI
John Norrish, University of Wollongong
Pingsha Dong, University of Michigan
Blair Carlson, General Motors R&D
YuMing Zhang, University of Kentucky
Shanben Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Peter Mayr, Technical University Munich


Conference Co-Chairs

Stan David
Dr. Stan A. David, FASM, FAWS, FIIW, FTMS

Corporate Fellow and Group Leader

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Former Lead Organizer of the Trends in Welding Research Conference

Dr. David received his Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Colorado School of Mines, and a Visiting Professor at Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

Currently, he is a Corporate Fellow Emeritus and a consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He joined ORNL in 1977 and in 2008 retired as a Corporate Fellow of UT-Battelle, and Group Leader of the Materials Joining Group. He is a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ASM International and the American Welding Society AWS). Last year, he was made Fellow of The international Institute of Welding (IIW). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, “Science and Technology of Welding and Joining,” published by the Institute of Materials, London.

He is the recipient of several major awards. To mention a few, The Arata Prize from the International Institute of Welding, Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pittsburgh, the Elegant Work Prize of the Institute of Materials, London, for his publications on single crystal welding. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Champion H. Mathewson award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society and was awarded the 1981 Lincoln Gold Medal by the American Welding Society. He has contributed to over 300 papers in the fields of solidification and welding metallurgy and is the editor of ten international conference proceedings. His recent papers on welding and weldability of ferritic steels in particular P91 is cited very often.

Zhili Feng
Dr. Zhili Feng, FAWS, FIIW

Group Leader, Materials Joining

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. Feng manages Materials Joining at ORNL where he leads both fundamental and applied R&D and technology innovations for diverse interdisciplinary subjects related to materials joining and allied materials manufacturing processes, with an annual R&D budget of ~$10 million. A proven leader in successfully developing major cooperative R&D initiatives between government agencies (DOE, DOD, NASA, NSF and NIST) and private industry companies from automotive, aerospace, nuclear, petrochemical and power generation industry sectors. Lead strategic growth of team and capability in highly competitive environment, as well as effectively direct, manage and deliver organizational performance of R&D organizations.

Tom Lienert
Dr. Thomas J. Lienert, FAWS, FASM

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2019 AWS President

Dr. Thomas Lienert has a career in Materials Science, Welding Engineering and Laser-Materials Processing that spans over four decades. He runs his own consulting firm and is currently a Senior Scientist at Optomec, Inc. He held prior positions as an R&D Engineer 4 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, and as a Senior Research Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute. Dr. Lienert has earned a B.S. Degree in Welding Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, all from The Ohio State University. He has authored over 30 refereed journal articles, has written five book chapters, and has made over 140 technical presentations. He has four patents and has been a recipient of an R&D 100 Award. Dr. Lienert serves as the Review Editor for the Welding Journal Research Supplement and was the 2019 President of the American Welding Society (AWS). He has been named Fellow of both the AWS and ASM International.

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Cai, Wayne

GM Global R&D Center (USA)

Herling, Darrell

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)

Menon, Ravi,


Scotti, Americo

Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil (Latin America)

Chen, Shanben

Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)

Hirose, Akio

Osaka University (Japan)

Mishra, Rajiv

University of North Texas (USA)

Siefert, John,


De, Amitava

IIT Bombay (India)

Lee, Mokyoung

POSCO (Korea)

Palmer, Todd

The Pennsylvania State University (USA)

Tanaka, Manabu

Osaka University (Japan)

Edwards, Lyndon

National Director, Australian Generation IV International Forum Research (Australia)

Li, Leijun

University of Alberta (Canada)

Pan, Jiluan

Tsinghua University (China)

Woo, Chuck

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea)

Enzinger, Norbert

Graz University of Technology (Austria)

Li, Yongbin

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Paradowska, Anna


Wu, Chuansong

Shandong University (China)

Gerlich, Adrian

University of Waterloo (Canada)

Liu, Steven

Colorado School of Mines (USA)

Penso, Jorge

Shell Projects and Technology (USA)

Zhou, Norman

University of Waterloo (Canada)

Gould, Jerry E.


Ma, Nishu

Osaka University (Japan)

Ramirez, Antonio J.

The Ohio State University (USA)


  • Fundamental applications of welding & AM processes
    • Arc
    • Laser
    • Electron Beam
    • FSW
    • Solid-state
    • Spot
    • Dissimilar metal joining

  • Other AM processes
    (not fusion based)
  • Sensor / Control
  • Transport phenomena, Solidification
  • Microstructure and metallurgical behaviors
  • Weldability of materials
  • Residual Stresses and Distortions
  • Properties / Performance of Structures

  • Modeling and simulation of process, properties and performance
  • Consumables and Equipment
  • Testing and inspections for integrity
  • Welding practices in industries
  • Special sessions on special topics
    (i.e., Al lightweight)
  • AI & Machine Learning


*Conference Topics Subject to Change

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April 18, 2022

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June 18, 2022

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