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Jaime Camelio, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Jaime Camelio is Chief Technology Officer for CCAM. He is responsible for guiding and executing the center’s research agenda to meet the needs of the advanced manufacturing members. He is also the Rolls Royce Commonwealth Professor for Advanced Manufacturing in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech and the director for the ICTAS Center for Innovation based Manufacturing at Virginia Tech. He received his B.S. from the Catholic University of Chile and his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Sydney G. Roberts, Ph.D.

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Sydney G. Roberts is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at CCAM. She is responsible for accelerating CCAM research initiatives by developing and leading strategic relationships with industry and university members, Federal partners and other stakeholders to drive innovation in advanced manufacturing.

Sydney has been working at the intersection of research and industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining CCAM, Dr. Roberts led a team of building science engineers and professionals in collaborative research and energy efficiency program creation and management at Southface Energy Institute. She is a national thought leader in energy and resource efficiency, sustainability, workforce training, and greenhouse gas reduction. At Southface, Sydney built a building science research team, created and directed the Southeast Weatherization Training (SWEET) Center, partnered with utilities on creation and management of demand side management programs, and developed internal and external quality management systems. Dr. Roberts has achieved funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and multiple states, utilities, and private enterprises.

Dr. Roberts serves on the Board of Directors of the Home Performance Coalition, the Lennox Industry Advisory Council, and additional industry leadership positions.  She earned her B.S, M.


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Marshall Sweet, Ph.D.

Coatings Researcher

Research focus on surface engineering using the plasma spray coating booth and the robotic abrasive blasting cell for experimental and production purposes

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University; M.S. Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison UniversityS.E, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.