Dr Julio Villafuerte
Corporate Technology Strategist, CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd
Dr. Villafuerte is currently Corporate Technology Strategist at Centerline Windsor Ltd, one of North America’s premier designers and manufacturers of production
automation for automotive fabrication, welding equipment, and cold spray systems. Recognized by the 2011-2016 Windsor-Essex Business Excellence Awards
and 2013-2019 Canada best managed companies awards.
Dr. Villafuerte is a holder of Ph.D. and Master Degrees in mechanical & materials engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.He has over
25 years experience in materials science and processes.For the last 15 years, He has devoted to the promotion of cold spray technology.Prior to Centerline,
Dr. Villafuerte worked as senior technical director for Tregaskiss Ltd after his previous appointment as director of technology for the Welding Institute
of Canada.Dr. Villafuerte is very active with ASM-TSS, International Thermal Spray Association, American Welding Society, Professional Engineers Ontario,
and Canadian funding agencies, serving in various committees and boards.He is the author of over 50 technical publications and regularly presents advances
in cold spray technology around the world.Dr. Villafuerte serves as Technical Reviewer for the Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council,
Science Foundation Ireland, as well as referee for a number of professional magazines on Materials Engineering, Corrosion and Coatings Technology.He
is currently adjunct professor for the
Waterloo and the
Windsor, involved in academic and collaborative research activities with these and other academic institutions.
Abstract: The History and Evolution of Cold Spray Technology in Commercial Applications across several Industries