Tech Tuesday: Fueling Innovation Through Research
Date and Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 MDT
Dr. Chalil Madathil, Assistant Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering (IMSE) and Luis Ochoa, Manager, 3D Printing and Manufacturing Services, W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will discuss how they have developed relationships between their research centers and companies. This leads to the larger discussion of the difference between research and innovation, and how research can be promoted to fuel innovation, what works and what doesn’t. Dr. Madathil will discuss UTEP’s digital twin project and how utilizing digital twins that provide a virtual representation of a system across its life-cycle will shape the industrial future. Luis Ochoa will discuss UTEP’s Keck Center, a world-class multidisciplinary research facility focused on the use and development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. With their state-of-art equipment and over 18 years of experience, they support research and provide fabrication, testing, and customized solutions to national and international clients.