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Turbine Joining Forum 2021

October 5-7, 2021

on campus at

Colorado School of Mines - Golden, Colorado​

Metals Hall in the Green Center

Conference Keynote

Dr Juan Carlos Madeni, PhD


Dr. Madeni is a Materials Scientist and Engineer with experience in technological innovation in materials for the aerospace, energy, petroleum, microelectronics, and glass processing industries. During his academic years he worked in projects for NASA, NIST, and Sandia National Laboratories. He served as the R&D Director for Diamond Materials Technology, a Meyer Burger Company based in Switzerland, and is currently the Corporate Manager for Metallurgy and Advanced Materials at Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Over the years he has also served as a metallurgical consultant for several large and small companies in the US and abroad. Dr. Madeni is also a Research Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Some of his business skills include strategic planning, budgeting, business development, supervision, prioritization, innovation, direction of short- and long-term projects related to new materials and technologies development, manufacturing, and quality control and improvement.

Juan Carlos provided service to our country in the Colorado Civil Air Patrol the United States Air Force Auxiliary reaching the rank of First Lieutenant, and where he received the Aerospace Education Award. He is a leader in different professional organizations, such as ASM International, TMS, and AWS from which he has received awards for his research, leadership, and service. He is actively involved in the community, is an advocate for and promotes higher education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Currently, Juan Carlos serves as the president of the Board of Directors at STEM Generation Inc., a non-profit organization. Dr. Madeni obtained a BSc and a MSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Science from the Colorado School of Mines. He also got a Leadership Diploma from University of Denver at the Latino Leadership Institute.

Welcome to Turbine Joining Forum 2021! 

The Turbine Joining Conference continues in 2021, bringing together experts regarding the technical aspects of joining materials for manufacturing and repair of turbine engines, including

Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Welding, Brazing, Thermal Spay, Advanced Coatings, Industrial Processes, Single Crystal Repair and Advanced Repair Technologies for the aerospace and IGT engine industries.


Our events will be held on campus at the Colorado School of Mines in the aptly name Metals Hall.

Colorado School of Mines is one of the country’s oldest and most distinctive STEM universities—a place where curious, ambitious and brainy* students work closely with professors, researchers and industry professionals to engineer solutions to the world’s most pressing Earth, energy and environment challenges. 


The Turbine Joining Forum is an independently run small business design bringing together the best and the brightest from industry and academia to further the discussion of turbine engines.

Cal Lacasse, Owner

With over  25 years of aerospace industry experience in sales, supply chain, management and industry show creation, I am proud to continue this event, which I founded. I love to get a diverse crowd of experts together to share their knowledge and have a fun time pushing the industry forward.

Turbine Joining Forum sponsored by

Contact Information

Turbine Joining Forum

Phone: 214-674-0913

Email: [email protected] 

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