Professor Paulo Jorge da Silva BÁRTOLO

Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor David Lee BOURELL

University of Texas, United States of America

Professor Ian GIBSON

Fraunhofer Project Center,
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Professor Dongdong GU

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Professor Richard HAGUE

Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM),
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dr Chaw Sing HO

National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Singapore

Professor Sang-Gook KIM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Associate Professor Naresh Satyanarayan KUMAR

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Andreas LENDLEIN

University Potsdam, Germany

Professor Ming C. LEU

Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States of America

Associate Professor Hong Yee LOW

Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre,
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Dr Vladimir MIRONOV

3D Bioprinting Solutions, Russian Federation

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard MÜLLER

Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing, Germany

Mr Nget-Ham LEE

HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, Singapore

Professor David William ROSEN

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America

Professor Theo SALET

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Associate Professor Lawrence SASS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Professor Wei SUN

Drexel University, United States of America

Professor Ming Jen TAN

HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, Singapore

Professor Jack Gongyao ZHOU

Drexel University, United States of America

Challenges And Trends in Additive Manufacturing

Professor Paulo Jorge da Silva BÁRTOLO

Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Paulo Bartolo is a Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the Executive Director of the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing.

Prior to joining NTU, Dr Bartolo was Chair Professor on Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Manchester (UK), where he was the Head of the Manufacturing Group and the Industry 4.0 Academic Lead. He was also a member of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) Executive Committee, the Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Oversight Group, and the Management Board of the EPSRC&MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine. Dr Bartolo is the theme leader for the Industry 5.0 societal challenge area within the Digital Futures and the coordinator of the “scale-up and manufacture” cross-cutting capability of the Advanced Medical Materials@Manchester platform. He was a member of the Thomas Ashton Institute (Academic Lead for Industry 4.0 – implications for health and safety), the GAMBICA University and Industry Collaboration Council, and a representative for the University of Manchester at the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute.

Dr Bartolo holds a PhD in Polymer Physics from the University of Reading (UK) and a MSc and first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lisbon (Portugal).

Sustainability In Additive Manufacturing: A Broad Perspective

Professor David Lee BOURELL

Professor,
Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E)
The University of Texas at Austin, United States of America

Dr. David L. Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. 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 this technology. Issuing in 1990, this patent has been cited by almost 300 other patents.  He holds 10 primary patents, mostly dealing with materials innovations in laser sintering and has published 280 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. 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”.  He was the 2011 recipient of the SFF Symposium Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TMS.

Future Developments of AM In Industry

Professor Ian GIBSON

Professor of Design Engineering, Department of Design, Production & Management and Scientific Director, Fraunhofer Project Center
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Ian Gibson is Professor of Design Engineering in the Department of Design, Production & Management as well as Scientific Director of the Fraunhofer Project Center at The University of Twente, located in The Netherlands. He is a specialist in advanced manufacturing technology and is particularly well-known for his pioneering works in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D Printing. He first started working in this area in 1992, where he was part of the first dedicated research group at the University of Nottingham. He has researched and published widely on the general topics of advanced manufacturing technology, with over 300 published outputs to his name. In 1994 he started the first dedicated AM journal, The Rapid Prototyping Journal (published by Emerald), which remains one of the premier academic publications. He also co-wrote the most widely-read book on the subject, "Additive Manufacturing Technologies", published by Springer, which is known to have been downloaded over 4 million times, making it by far the most read text on manufacturing technology ever. His directorship of the Fraunhofer Project Center aims to deliver applied research in advanced manufacturing to industry and develop the next generation manufacturing solutions for the region and beyond.

Material-Structure-Performance Integrated Laser Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Components: Principle, Method And Application

Professor Dongdong GU

Professor, College of Materials Science and Technology
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Dr. Dongdong Gu is currently a Full Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) and the Director of Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory for Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Metallic Components. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen, Germany from 2009 to 2011. Prof. Gu is presently the Senior Editor of J Laser Appl, the Assistant Editor of Int J Mach Tool Manuf, the Executive Editor of CJME: Additive Manufacturing Frontiers, and the Editorial Board Members of Additive Manuf, Virtual Phys Prototyp, Appl Surf Sci, Int J Precis Eng Manuf, & Chin J Mech Eng.

His principal research interest is laser-based additive manufacturing of high-performance/multi-functional metallic components. He has authored/co-authored 3 books and more than 180 papers in a number of international peer reviewed journals including Science 2021, 372, eabg1487. He has been involved in 42 international conferences as Co-Chairman, Academic Committee Member and Keynote/Invited Speaker. Prof. Gu has been awarded Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany (2019), Mercator Fellow Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2018), Science and Technology Innovative Talents of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2017), Cheung Kong Young Scholars Award, Ministry of Education of China (2016), Top-Notch Young Talents Program of China (2015), Excellent Young Scientists Fund from NSFC (2013), and Green Talents from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2012).

Additive Manufacturing 2.0: Moving Beyond Geometry for The Printing of Functional, Multi-Material Products

Professor Richard HAGUE

Professor of Additive Manufacturing;
Director, Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), Faculty of Engineering,
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Prof Richard Hague is Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham. Having worked in the AM field for over 25 years, he is internationally recognized both for scientific endeavour and creating impact though industrial exploitation where he has a background of leading and managing large multi-disciplinary, multi- partner research projects from both EPSRC and industry. Richard’s research interests are focused on AM specific processes, materials and computational methods across for wide spectrum of industrial sectors with current research programmes focused on next generation multifunctional additive manufacturing and the generation of functional materials through AM. Richard has received multiple international awards and honours and is a co-founder and Director of Added Scientific Ltd, a spin out from the University of Nottingham focused on implementing Additive Manufacturing technical solutions to industry.

Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges: Additive Manufacturing Unleashed

Dr Chaw Sing HO

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)
Adjunct Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore

Dr Ho Chaw Sing is the co-founder CEO of NAMIC (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster), a Singapore government platform initiative incepted in 2015 to catalyse innovation and scale industrial adoption of digital additive manufacturing technologies. Before joining the public sector, he spent several years with HP Singapore and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (now part of Globalfoundries), where he undertook various executive roles in technology and product development, as well as global business operations in manufacturing and supply chain.

A technology-for-good advocate, Chaw Sing is passionate about nurturing deep tech start-ups and is a frequent speaker at AM forums intersecting technology, industry and policy. As Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) College of Design and Engineering, he lectures on Industry 4.0 topics in the areas of cyber-physical integration, computer-aided design and digital manufacturing technologies. Chaw Sing co-chairs the ISO/TC 261 Additive Manufacturing Chair’s Advisory Group and the AM Technical Committee under Singapore Standards Council. He also serves in the ASTM AM Centre of Excellence Steering Committee and the Technology Advisory Panel at the Singapore Maritime Institute, among others. A prolific inventor in his early career, he holds 48 US/international patents. Chaw Sing earned his doctorate (Ph.D) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bachelor’s (honours) degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in Microelectronics, both from NUS.

AI For Design and Manufacturing Toward Digital Transformation

Professor Sang-Gook KIM

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

ASME, and an overseas member of Korean National Academy of Engineering

3D Printing in Spine Surgery – Current & Future Applications

Associate Professor Naresh Satyanarayan KUMAR

Associate Professor cum Undergraduate Medical Education Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore;
Deputy Head & Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore

A/Prof Naresh Kumar has been practicing medicine for 35 years and spine surgery for 25 years. He is a key opinion leader in the field of metastatic spine disease and is involved in implant development for spinal devices, particularly in the field of metastatic spine tumour surgery. A/Prof Naresh Kumar was the previous president for the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA) in 2019 and is the current president for the Pacific and Asian Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (PASMISS). He is also the lead advisor for development of Icotec ag’s posterior cervical fixation system. He also has been awarded two grants by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) to develop implant materials for manufacturing pathology specific spinal implants.

A/Prof Naresh Kumar has over a hundred peer-reviewed publications which comprise major health practice changing techniques and innovations in metastatic spine tumour surgery and implant failure. Some examples include the application of intraoperative cell salvage (IOCS) in MSTS, the novel concepts of asymptomatic implant failure after MSTS, re-admission free survival (ReAFS), and the spinal metastatic invasiveness index (SMII).

Multifunctional Polymer-Based Materials in Medicine and Technology

Professor Andreas LENDLEIN

Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. nat., Institute of Chemistry, University Potsdam;
Director, Institute of Active Polymers, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon,
Germany

Dr. Lendlein received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. He worked as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed his habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University. He is a Fellow of AIMBE, CRS, MRS and founding EiC of the journal Multifunctional Materials.

His research interests comprise the creation of material functions by design and implementation of multifunctionality in polymer-based biomaterials for biofunctional implants, healthcare technologies and soft robotics. 

3D Printing for Skin and Bone Tissue Engineering

Professor Ming C. LEU

Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;
Director, Innovative Smart & Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States of America

Dr. Ming C. Leu is the Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology. He founded Missouri S&T’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies in 2004 and served as its director until 2016. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, he was associated with the National Science Foundation, 1996-1999, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1987-1996, and Cornell University, 1981-1987. Professor Leu obtained his Ph.D. degree (1981) from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.S. degree (1977) from the Pennsylvania State University, and his B.S. degree (1972) from the National Taiwan University.

Dr. Leu’s research interests include additive manufacturing, 3D printing, intelligent robotics & automation, and cyber-physical systems. He has published over 480 papers in professional journals and refereed conference proceedings, as well one e-book and 10 book chapters, and was granted 6 U.S. patents. Dr. Leu has received numerous recognitions including the Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award (2020), Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal (2018), University of Missouri President’s Leadership Award (2017), Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award (2014), among others. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME and CIRP.

Digital Manufacturing for A Circular Economy

Associate Professor Hong Yee LOW

Associate Head, Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar;
Centre Director, Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre,
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Hong Yee Low is Associate Head of Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar in Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is the Centre Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre. Hong Yee Low received her PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1998. She spent about 2 years in Motorola Semiconductor Sector before joining the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in 2000. Her most significant research while in IMRE was in biomimetic nanoimprinting, a topic in which she has co-authored >100 peer reviewed publications and is a co-inventor in 25 granted patents. In 2010, she launched and led an industrial consortium consisting of 4 institutes of higher learning and 15 international industrial members. Besides research, she had served as a founding group head for the Patterning and Fabrication Capability Group between 2007-2010 and the Director for Research and Innovation between 2010-2012. Since joining SUTD in 2013, her research in biomimetic nano-surfaces has expanded to 3D fabrication, from passive to active surfaces and boosted design-centric approaches.

3D Food Printing to Bioprint Lab-Produced Chicken Nuggets

Dr Vladimir MIRONOV

Head of Research at the Laboratory for Biotechnological Research, 3D Bioprinting Solutions;
Leading Scientist, Regenerative Medicine institute of Moscow Sechenov Medical University,
Russian Federation

Vladimir Mironov was born in Russia in 1954. Vladimir Mironov finished Ivanovo State Medical Institute in 1977 as a medical doctor. He got his PhD in Developmental Biology from Second Moscow Pirogov Medical Institute in 1980. He was trained by Prof. Peter Kaufmann at The Department of Anatomy RWTH in Aachen and Werner Risau's lab in Germany in Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Matinsried, Germany. He later worked at The Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Center in The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, USA and then at The Division of 3D Technologies of Renato Archer Institute for Information Technology at Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Last 5 years he worked as a Chief Scientific Officer at 3D Bioprinting Solutions and Leading Scientist at Regenerative Medicine institute of Moscow Sechenov Medical University, Moscow, Russia. He is one of pioneer of 3D bioprinting technology. He already bioprinted a first functional and vascularized organ construct - a mouse thyroid gland. He got 2018 Senior Investigator Award from International Society for Biofabrication.

How Additive Manufacturing Technologies And Design For AM Can Support Sustainable Process Chains

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard MÜLLER

Spokesman of Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing,
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Germany

Bernhard Mueller obtained his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree from TU Dresden (Germany), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2001. He worked in German foundry and automotive supply industry for 12 years, focussing on R&D as well as on management responsibilities, serving as a plant manager in his latest position, before joining Fraunhofer to establish »Additive Manufacturing Technologies« as a new field of research at Fraunhofer IWU.

In his education and previous positions, Bernhard has recurrently worked with additive manufacturing / 3D printing technologies for more than 25 years, focussing lately on laser-based powder bed fusion technology for metals. Bernhard has been acting currently as the spokesman for the »Fraunhofer Competence Field Additive Manufacturing« and has been managing the German industrial »Beam Melting Network«.

He has been member of the board of directors at AGENT-3D e. V., Germany’s largest consortium for research, innovation and growth in 3D printing. He has been member in several technical committees, including »GPL FB1 FA105.2/.4 Additive Manufacturing« of the Association of German Engineers VDI and »FA13 Additive Manufacturing« of the German Research Association on Welding and Allied Processes of the DVS (German Welding Society). He has also been on the Advisory Council of Rapid.Tech International Trade Show & Conference for Additive Manufacturing in Erfurt (Germany) as well as on the advisory board of the Springer journal »Progress in Additive Manufacturing« (PIAM).

Bernhard has authored 100+ technical and scientific publications and presented 70+ technical papers at national and international conferences, symposia and workshops.

Research Directions in Digital Manufacturing

Mr Nget-Ham LEE

Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab

Nget Ham LEE or widely known by his friends and colleagues as Ham, is the HP Director of HP-NTU Corp Lab. Ham leads with the Nanyang Technology University Director, the innovation programs, provide senior leadership and strategic direction to create disruptive breakthrough for HP. Ham also collaborates with other Singapore agencies for research, policy, economic development and industry partnerships.

Ham has been with HP for many years, and have rotated through multiple businesses and functions. Most recently he was with the Print Supplies’ Factory Automation where he drove initiatives such as advance automation, digitalization and intelligent system. The work improved productivity, quality, flexibility and advanced the workforce transformation. HP Singapore was awarded by the World Economic Forum as the Global Lighthouses, the Oscars of the manufacturing industry. Ham also leads the HP Singapore microfluidic initiative, with connections to the NTU Corp Lab. During his time at HP, HP has worked in operations, working with HP strategic partners, outsourced contract manufacturers, tooling integrators, to learning and research institutions. 

Ham is passionate to explore new technology applications and integrate systems to work together. His team enjoys his energetic, alternate thinking and the open engagement of the HP Way. His team is motivated to deliver commitments well and often produce breakthrough innovations. 

Ham has a Mechanical Engineering degree, and a Master of Science (Industrial & System Engineering) from the National University of Singapore. 

Can Digital Design and Manufacturing Lead to A Better World?

Professor David William ROSEN

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America;
Research Director, Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre, Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore

David Rosen is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is Director of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute.  Additionally, he is the Research Director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Centre at the Singapore University of Technology & Design.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in mechanical engineering. 

His research interests include computer-aided design, additive manufacturing (AM), and design methodology.  Most of his research is focused on design for additive manufacturing, including conceptual design methods, design methods for part-material-process problems, and topology optimization methods.  He is a Fellow of ASME and has served on the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division Executive Committee. 

In the standards community, he chairs the ASTM F42 subcommittee on design for additive manufacturing.  He is the recipient of the 2013 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award and is a co-author of a leading textbook on AM.

Additive Manufacturing in Construction – Research Challenges and Realised Projects in Printed Concrete

Professor Theo SALET

Professor cum Dean of the Department of the Built Environment,
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Theo Salet is a full Professor at the Faculty of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. His area of expertise is structural design of concrete structures, and his research is focused on the opportunities of a digital transition in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry. He is a specialist on 3D printing of structural concrete structures by extrusion technology and the leader of the 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) research group at his university. The group closely collaborates with governmental agencies and industry to realize printed residential houses and prestressed bridges to demonstrate the state of the art of the technology in real life conditions. Theo is well known with the 3D print activities in construction world-wide, including in Singapore. He had the opportunity in the past to work at the SC3DP center at NTU as a visiting professor, and he also collaborated with HDB. The collaboration resulted in the realization of a large-scale concrete printer. In June 2019 he became the Dean of the Faculty at TU/e, a function that he now combines with leading his research group.

Large-Scale 3D Printing

Associate Professor Lawrence SASS

Associate Professor, School of Architecture + Planning,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Larry Sass is a designer and researcher in the Department of Architecture at MIT. His work is focused on to the delivery of affordable housing, specifically ways to design, compute and fabrication buildings with digital fabrication technologies. Since he was a teenager Larry has worked towards solutions for problems related to disaster relief and ways to design housing for low-income communities. Today, he is working on a new software tool he believes will help people 3D print houses of wood, metal and concrete. He teaches courses in design computing and is published widely. 

As a researcher Larry works with students to develop computer-generated design to fabrication prototyping and building systems. His methods of computing are similar those found in 3D print systems. The novelty of his work is in the many ways his algorithms decompose a 3D model into sets of non-uniform components. The system generates building parts ready for self-guided assembly. Success is measured by the efficiency of human interaction, material use, time in production, cost and human cognition. He expects that his fabrication system, now called Plane Objectives, will impact production efficacy new home construction worldwide.

Printing Cells For In Vitro Cancer Model

Professor Wei SUN

Albert Soffa Chair Professor, Drexel University, United States of America;
National Distinguished Professor cum Director of Biomanufacturing Research Center, Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Wei Sun is an appointed Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, and National Distinguished Professor and Director of Biomanufacturing Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Sun’s research has been on Biofabrication, 3D Bio-Printing, Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, CAD/CAM, and Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Sun has published over 180+ SCI journal papers with 13000+ SCI citations, 47 granted patents, and conducted 350+ invited national and international presentations in the field of his research.

Dr. Sun is the Founding President for International Society of Biofabrication (2010-2014), and the Founding Editor-in-Chief for international journal Biofabrication (2009-present, SCI IF=9.956). Dr. Sun received Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering in UK (2018), the inaugural Senior Investigator Award from International Society of Biofabrication (2017), the MII/Fralin Visiting Scholar Award from Virginia Tech (2015), Outstanding Research Award from College of Engineering, Drexel University (2009), William Mong Fellow Award from the University of Hong Kong (2008) and Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the International Society for Automotive Engineers (2003).

Towards Net Zero In 3DP For Building & Construction

Professor Ming Jen TAN

Director, HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab;
Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Tan Ming Jen received both his B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

Dr Tan has more than 260 publications in various international journals. His research has over 9500 citations (Source: Google Scholar, 2021). To date he has attracted over S$95 million R&D funding from various government funding agencies, industries and international sources as Principal Investigator. He has been consulted regularly by local industries for solving material problems and providing solutions. He is up to recently, the Programme Director (Building & Construction) at the Singapore Centre of 3D Printing (SC3DP), and currently Director of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab. Since 2019, he has been on the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production.

Thixotropic Metal Processing and 3D Printing of Zinc-Magnesium Bio-Alloys for Biomedical Implant Applications

Professor Jack Gongyao ZHOU

Professor
Drexel University, USA

Professor Jack Zhou has been teaching and conducting basic and applied research in design and manufacturing, precision instrumentation and metrology for many years. His current research is in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, biomedical design and manufacturing, especially in tissue and surgical engineering. He invented several new rapid prototyping machines and technologies for microstructures, bone scaffolds and soft-tissue fabrications. He has developed a new research field Bio-Micro-Nano Design and Manufacturing for Tissue and Surgical Engineering. Jack Zhou published more than 150 journal and peer reviewed conference papers, and 20 patents, and organized various conferences/symposiums nationally and internationally. He has received more than 36 grants from government, industry and research institutions, and advised more than 40 Ph.D. & Master students and post doctors. He is a fellow of ASME, and received many awards from various societies, organizations, and institutes. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China and Ph.D. degree from NJIT, USA. Currently he teaches and does researches in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

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