Dr. Hassen is an R&D Staff Scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is leading ORNL's development efforts for advanced manufacturing of molds and dies for the composite manufacturing industry. Dr. Hassen contributed to creating a new market for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies by developing new class of composite feedstock materials for large scale AM systems. Ahmed has a wide experience in different composite material manufacturing, characterization and qualifications methods and he is leading several technical research efforts in this field. Dr. Hassen is serving on the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) and is the current Chairman of the ASNT Research Symposium. Dr. Hassen has published 50+ high impact peer-reviewed articles, holds several patents, received two R&D 100, and multiple honors and technical awards.