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Lightweighting Technologies & Materials

February 14, 2017 - February 15, 2017

JobsOhio, in collaboration with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest), invites you to attend an evening networking reception followed by a full-day Transatlantic Cluster Conference focused on advances and best practices in lightweight materials. As part of its Roadshow on Lightweighting Technologies & Materials, GACC Midwest will join JobsOhio and university representatives to share insights through presentations, panel discussions and tours. Click here to view the detailed agenda.

The reception will be held February 14, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm (RSVP for reception only to Jessica Verklass), and the conference/tours will take place February 15, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. The venue for both events is The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210. Shuttle buses will be provided for transport to and from the tour sites.


  • Dr. David B. Williams
    Dean of the College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Edward “Ned” Hill
    Professor of Public Affairs and City and Regional Planning, Faculty of the Discovery Theme in Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability, The Ohio State University
  • Brian Rice
    Division Head, Multi-Scale Composites & Polymers Division, University of Dayton Research Institute
  • Wolfgang Schwarz
    Project Manager, “TraCLight,” Leichtbau-BW
  • Dr. Tjark von Reden
    Active Director of the Leading-Edge Cluster, MAI Carbon
  • Tino Wollmann
    Research Associate at the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, Technical University Dresden
Tour Locations

Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME)
Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Edison Welding Institute (EWI)


(614) 224-6446


The Blackwell Inn
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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