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Scott Huelskamp

Team Leader, Senior Composites Engineer, Multifunctional Structure

University of Dayton Research Institute: Structural Materials


Email: Scott Huelskamp
Phone: 937-229-3045
Curran Place - M4515
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Scott Huelskamp is a senior composites engineer at UDRI specializing in advanced manufacturing techniques for the fabrication of composite and polymeric structures. He has over 15 years of intensive composite/polymer experience ranging from materials development and component design to hands-on fabrication and production. Mr. Huelskamp leads UDRI in its Tailored Fiber Placement programs, focusing on low-cost composite preform design and fiber path optimization. With years of composite processing experience, he also helps to guide many prototyping and pre-production activities. Mr. Huelskamp has also been actively involved in multiple tooling programs, including much of UDRI’s additively manufacturing (AM) tooling activity. Mr. Huelskamp serves as the Advanced Manufacturing Process Development Team Lead, supervising and mentoring 10 researchers.

Prior to joining UDRI, Mr. Huelskamp spent five years in the aerospace tooling industry, developing and implementing shape memory polymer mandrel systems for large aerospace manufacturers. He has also served as a Principle Investigator on a Navy SBIR Phase 2 program and successfully transitioned the resulting in-field repair technology to commercialization. Mr. Huelskamp holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MS degree in Materials Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio.


  • Low cost composite manufacturing
  • Advanced dry fiber preforming
  • Optimized composite structures
  • Composite repair


  • M.S., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton


  • SAMPE (Technical co-chair for 2020 SAMPE Conference)


Patent #9073240 - Reconfigurable shape memory polymer tooling supports

Selected Publications

  • “Rapid Composite Manufacturing Technologies for Electric Air Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft” CAMX Conference, Dallas TX. 2021
  • “Hybrid Additively Manufactured Tooling for Large Composite Aerostructures.” International SAMPE Conference, Virtual. 2020
  • “Effects of Z-stitching in Heavy Tow Carbon Laminates Via Tailored Fiber Placement.” CAMX Conference, Orlando, FL. 2017 Awarded Best Paper and featured in published SAMPE Journal
  • “Large Format Additively Manufactured Tooling for Out-of-Autoclave Aerospace Composites.” International SAMPE Conference, Seattle, WA. 2017.