Session: Analytics as a Product

Dr. Dawn White is creative entrepreneur and engineering executive with extensive experience in technology start-up company formation and financing, advanced manufacturing technology, additive manufacturing, automotive, and contract R&D. She has a continuous record of commercial innovation in a range of materials processing fields, including welding and joining science, metal spray forming, and additive manufacturing. Dawn is currently founder and CEO of Perisense, a sensor and data platform to supply small and mid-size manufacturers with manufacturing data for legacy machines. She also founded Accio Energy, a wind energy start-up developing non-turbine based, EHD wind energy technology and Solidica, where she invented and commercialized the Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing process (now available from Fabrisonic, Inc.).

Before starting Solidica, Dr. White worked in a variety of advanced manufacturing research and development roles at Ford, MTS Systems, and the US Army Construction Engineering Laboratory, focusing on welding and joining, tooling and additive manufacturing. She has a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has published dozens of technical papers, and is a productive inventor, having been awarded 28 US and 3 foreign Patents.