Brian Valentine | Technical Project Manager | Department of Energy
Brian G Valentine is a technical project manager for the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and part-time faculty member within the Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering program at the University of Maryland at College Park. Brian has worked for DOE for over thirty-five years, as technical manager for the Industrial Energy Management program, the Advanced Manufacturing program, and as consultant to DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences for applied engineering science. Brian worked for the US Government’s Iraq reconstruction mission from 2004 through 2006. Brian is a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry from Siena College and a PhD of Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a registered professional engineer in Virginia.
US Department of Energy contributions to AI Applications in Advanced Manufacturing and Future Directions
The US DOE, through its extensive network of laboratories and research institutions, has invested heavily in AI ever since AI was recognized as a distinct scientific and engineering discipline. Six years ago, the DOE established an Office of Artificial Intelligence to integrate DOE laboratory capabilities in AI with Department of Energy core missions. Among those missions is the advancement of US manufacturing capabilities.
The Advanced Manufacturing Office within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has supported numerous efforts to apply AI to many Advanced Manufacturing areas, including materials discovery, process design and development, and manufacturing automation. Some of these contributions will be reviewed, and new directions in Advanced Manufacturing outlined.