Abstract


Anthony Nguyen is currently a Senior Materials & Processes Engineer at Amazon's Prime Air organization, working on developing and selecting materials and processes and manufacturing techniques as well as developing specifications, engineering drawing notes, material and part qualifications, failure analysis, and other engineering-related duties for the Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drone program.

Prior to Amazon, Anthony worked at Boeing Research & Technology. His primary job functions at this position include development, qualification and implementation of 777X composite wing structure. In this capacity, Anthony oversaw several qualifications of 777X wing equipment and parts at the new Boeing Composite Wing Center. He continues to work primarily at this new composite fabrication center on process improvement studies and daily engineering support.

His previous position at Boeing included being a subject matter expert for adhesive and bonding materials, processes, testing specifications. In this role, he conducted supplier facility and material qualifications. His R&D portfolio ranged from development for 787 and product development, next-generation materials for lightning strike protection on composite structure, and adhesive bonding for metals/composites.

He was also co-leader of an Industry-wide Adhesive Bond Primer Chrome Reduction team. One of the projects Anthony was heavily involved in was nominated in 2015 for Boeing Engineering Team of the Year and finished 2nd overall.

He also authored two US patents issued in the area of composite lightning strike protection.
  •     Method for fabrication of integrated lightning strike protection material (8,709,189)
  •     System and Method for Fabrication of Integrated Lightning Strike Protection Material (8,206,823)

Anthony graduated from University of Washington College of Engineering with BS in Materials Science & Engineering in 2005 and completed a Master's of Science in Materials Science & Engineering at University of Washington in Dec 2013.

Prior to Boeing, he held a college internship at Isotron Corporation and later became a Materials Engineer for their radioactive waste decontamination polymer coatings.

Anthony has also been heavily involved in technical societies including participation on the board for Seattle chapter of SAMPE as Chapter Chairman and 3 years as International Director. He also participated in annual ASM Materials Camps and PSEC Mentor Nights as an industry mentor. He also co-founded the Young Engineering Professionals of Puget Sound (YEPPS) in 2008 and SAMPE's Young Engineers subchapter in Seattle. In addition, serves currently as an administrator and moderator for SAMPE's Adhesion Technical Community.

Anthony was nominated for 2008 Puget Sound Engineering Council Young Engineer of the Year.