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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics



    Dr. David Furrer is the Senior Fellow Discipline Lead for the Materials and Processes Engineering organization at Pratt & Whitney. He has over 20 years experience in aerospace materials engineering, including forging manufacture and materials and process modeling.

    Jason T. Sebastian, Ph.D. is a specialist in the fields of nanostructural materials characterization and computational materials design. Since joining QuesTek in 2006, his work has focused on: the development of high strength steels for structural and power transmission applications; non-toxic, high-strength/low-friction Cu-based alloys to replace Pb-containing bronzes; a low-cost, castable titanium alloy; a highly-processable Ni-based superalloy; advanced soft magnetic alloys; and other computationally-designed alloys.