Winners of the Design News Engineering Achievement Awards will be at the Design News Booth (2811) Wednesday from 11 to noon to explain how they solved some engineering's toughest problems.
Paul Bevilaqua, chief engineer of advanced development projects at Lockheed Martin, will be there to answer questions about how he solved the daunting problem of accomplishing vertical life and supersonic flight without paying heavy penalties in airplane engine size and other factors.
Likewise, Dr. and engineer Tony DiGioia will describe how he developed Hip Nav, a new computer-based surgical planning and guidance tool. The tool has cut in half the number of hip implants that get dislocated after one year.
And Bruce Ruffert and Brett Blaisdell will explain, respectively, how they improved motor cycle design and camera design.
Visitors to the Design News booth can ask all these engineering winners questions and share their design ideas with them.