Plenary & Keynote Speakers

Below is a list of some of our Plenary and Keynote Speakers.  This list is currently being populated and we hope to have the full list available soon.

2018 Keynote Speakers

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. David Bourell

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. David Bourell

The University of Texas at Austin

Temple Foundation Professor | Director, Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication

Prof David L. Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently Director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication. Dr. Bourell's areas of research include particulate processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with Laser Sintering (LS). Professor Bourell is a leading expert in advanced materials for Laser Sintering, having worked in this area since 1988. Dave was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. Issuing in 1990, this patent has been cited by over 200 other patents, and it represents the original intellectual property for mixed and coated powders for LS, including binders. Since 1995, he has chaired the organizing committee for the Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference. This meeting is a leading research conference on additive manufacturing and is the oldest, continuously running conference on AM in the world. He holds 9 primary patents dealing with materials innovations in LS dating back to 1990 and has published 250 papers in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a founding member of the ASTM F42 Technical Committee on Additive Manufacturing and currently serves on the ten-member ASTM/ISO Joint Group 51 on Terminology for AM. Dr. Bourell is a Fellow of ASM International and TMS, and he is also a lifetime member of TMS. In 2009, he received the TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. In 2017, he received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Albert M. Sargent Progress Award for “significant accomplishments in the field of manufacturing processes”.

Abstract: A Review of the Development and Trends in Additive Manufacturing

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. Anthony D. Rollett

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. Anthony D. Rollett

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Rollett's research focuses on microstructural evolution and microstructure-property relationships in 3D, using both experiments and simulations. Interests include 3D printing of metals, materials for energy conversion systems, strength of materials, constitutive relations, microstructure, texture, anisotropy, grain growth, recrystallization, formability and stereology. Relevant techniques highlight spectral methods in micro-mechanics, Dynamic X-ray Radiography and High Energy Diffraction Microscopy. Important recent results include definition of process windows in 3D printing through characterization of porosity, 3D comparisons of experiment and simulation for plastic deformation in metals, the appearance of new grains during grain growth, and grain size stabilization. He has been a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University since 1995 and before that was with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His most recent honor was the award of Member of Honor of the French Society of Materials (SF2M) in 2015.

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing Inspired Synchrotron Experiments and Computation: Diffraction and Dynamic X-ray Radiography
 

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. Gordon G. Wallace

PLENARY SPEAKER - Prof. Gordon G. Wallace

University of Wollongong

Executive Research Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science | Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, Materials Node

Professor Gordon Wallace is involved in the design and discovery of new materials for use in Energy and Health. In the Health area this involves using new materials to improve human performance. In the Energy area this involves use of new materials to transform and to store energy, including novel wearable and implantable energy systems for the use in Medical technologies.

He is committed to fundamental research and the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. He is a passionate communicator, dedicated to explaining scientific advances to all in the community from the lay person to the specialist.

He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia 26 January 2017.

He received Wollongong’s award for Innovation in 2017 and served as Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador.

He received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation in 2016.

He was appointed to the Prime Ministers Knowledge Nation 100 in 2015.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Science in Bologna.

Abstract: Communication with Neurons – New Materials and New Dimensions
 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof Milan Brandt

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof Milan Brandt

Professor, School of Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics

Dr. Milan Brandt is Professor in Advanced Manufacturing in the School of Engineering, Technical Director Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Director Centre for Additive Manufacturing, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. Professor Brandt is the leading Australian researcher in the area of macro machining with lasers and has conducted work over the last 30 years in laser cladding, cutting, drilling, welding and more recently additive manufacturing. This has resulted in technological achievements, patents, research papers and commercial products, which have been recognized internationally and nationally in both scientific and industrial circles. He co-authored the first paper, published in Acta Materialia in 2015, detailing the in-situ decomposition of martensite during SLM manufacture of Ti64. The paper has now attracted some 100 citations. He also led the team that designed and manufactured the first additively manufactured titanium spinal disc implanted into an Australian patient in 2015. His book published in 2016 by Elsevier titled Laser Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Design, Technologies and Applications has now sold over 700 copies globally.

Professor Brandt is an executive member and fellow of LIA, honorary fellow of WTIA and Professorial Fellow department of Medicine, Melbourne University. He is also the senior editor of the Journal of Laser Applications. In 2018 he takes on the presidency of Laser Institute of America for 12 months. The association is the largest organisation devoted to the promotion of lasers and applications globally.

Abstract: Laser Additive Manufacturing Research on Aerospace and Biomedical Applications at RMIT
  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Cathy Foley

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Cathy Foley

Deputy and Science Director of CSIRO Manufacturing

Cathy has made distinguished contributions to the understanding of superconducting materials and to the development of devices using superconductors for a number of applications including to detect magnetic fields and locate valuable deposits of minerals. She is also the Chair of the Australian National Fabrication Facility Victorian Node Collaboration Committee and the ARC Steel Hub Advisory Committee as well as sitting on several other committees and boards. She has made significant contributions to the scientific community as president of several scientific societies and as a member of committees such as PMSEIC giving advice to Government on scientific and technological matters. She was awarded the `Woman of the Year’ by the NSW Government in 2013 and the International IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductivity 2014. In 2015 she was awarded the Clunies Ross Medal of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and Australian Institute of Physics’ Outstanding Service to Physics Award. As a leader in CSIRO Manufacturing, she is working to help existing Australian manufacturers to transform to be globally competitive by engaging with Australian researchers and to build new companies to assist with the translation of research for economic prosperity.

Abstract:  The digitisation of objects – additive manufacturing for the masses

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens

Director Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Director Institute of Materials Science at TU Dresden, Germany

Born in 1967, Dr. Christoph Leyens studied physical metallurgy and materials technology at RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he earned his diploma in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1997. He is currently a full professor for materials science and engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, Dresden.

Dr. Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and lightweight materials, surface technology and additive manufacturing. He has published more than 200 papers, seven books and holds eleven patents.

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing of Metals – Recent Achievements and Future Challenges Towards Industrial Applications
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Hideshi Miura

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Hideshi Miura

Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research Center for Steel in Kyushu University

Hideshi Miura is Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research Center for Steel in Kyushu University and he is the leading Japanese academic in Powder Metallurgy. He was a past President of Japan Society of Powder & Powder Metallurgy (JSPM) and was Co-chair of the 2012 P/M World Congress in Yokohama.
He has led significant developments in ferrous press & sinter and MIM technologies, and recently developed laser-based AM technologies for Ti alloys and superalloys.
He has contributed over 300 papers, 1 book (Translated the Powder Metallurgy Science written by R. M. German), 12 patents, and 20 edited books.
He received over 25 Awards from JSPM, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Japan Institute of Metals, The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, and also received The American Powder Metallurgy Institute International Fellow Award in 2016.

Abstract: Current Major Metal and Ceramic AM activities in Japan
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Ehsan Toyserkani

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Ehsan Toyserkani

Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Toyserkani, who is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, holds the University Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and has over 17 years of experience in different aspects of AM research and development, from mechatronics AM system development to AM applications in medicine and engineering. He established the first AM laboratory at a Canadian university - the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory – which focuses on the development of the next generation of AM processes and applications. With recent investments from FedDev Ontario and Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), worth $15.1 million, his lab is now the largest AM facility in Canada and one of the top 10 academic AM facilities in the world. His extensive experience in AM and leadership have allowed him to devote his academic life to addressing AM challenges holistically and promoting this strategic research area at the national and international level.

Abstract:  Modeling, Monitoring and Real-Time Closed-Loop Control of Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Xin Lin

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof. Xin Lin

Director Key Laboratory of Metal High Performance Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing China, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Professor Lin's areas of research include metal additive manufacturing (AM) and solidification. He received his PhD from NPU in 2000 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He holds 15 Chinese patents and has published two monographs and over 400 articles in journals, such as Acta Mater., J. Crystal Growth, Scripta Materialia, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Journal of Applied Physics, and Materials Science & Engineering A and B. His research on laser AM has found commercial applications in aviation, aerospace, power, energy and medical sectors, and met the urgent needs for high-performance, light-weighting, high integration and high precision fabrication tin these high-tech fields. He was appointed as a New Century Excellent Talent by the Ministry of Education China in 2006, and awarded a Newton Fellowship by Royal Society in the UK in 2015.

Abstract: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser additively Manufactured Titanium Alloys – Recent Developments in China  
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof Xinhua Wu

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Prof Xinhua Wu

Professor Materials Science & Engineering, Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Australia's unique natural assets could allow the country to play an important role in the global aerospace industry. The potential of the local industry has received a significant boost with the arrival at Monash University of Professor Xinhua Wu, an established expert who has the attention of the biggest names in aerospace.

Abstract: Metallurgical Issues and Quality Control in 3D Printing of Aerospace materials  
  

Prof dr. Amir A. Zadpoor

Prof dr. Amir A. Zadpoor

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Full Professor, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Amir Zadpoor is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and holds the Chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics. Prior to that, he was Associate and Assistant Professor in the same university where he also obtained his PhD (cum laude) at the interface of materials science and mechanics of materials. Amir is the founder and director of the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at TU Delft. He specializes in development of advanced additive manufacturing techniques for fabrication of metamaterials with unprecedented or rare mechanical, physical, or biological properties. Moreover, he is a world recognized expert in origami and kirigami-based (bio)materials that are made by combining shape-shifting (e.g. self-folding) with additive manufacturing. Prof. Zadpoor has received many awards including an ERC grant, a Veni grant, and the Early Career Award of the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. He has served on the editorial boards of international journals, on the review panels of funding agencies, and as a member of award committees.

Abstract: Additively manufactured meta-biomaterials