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APICAM2023 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Nikki Stanford

Distinguished Prof. Gordon Wallace AO FAA FTSE

Director of Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia

Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace, an esteemed innovator and educator is a scientist at the forefront of health technologies, where medical devices complement the body’s own systems to treat disease and repair injuries. His extensive scientific contributions have broken new ground in every aspect of biomaterials research; fundamental advances, paving the path to translation, training the next generation of researchers, and facilities development.

These contributions to the enhancement of Australian materials science and engineering has led to a number of high accolades for Gordon including being awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2011) and the Eureka prize for leadership in Innovation and Science (2016), being named NSW Scientist of the Year (2017), and appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (2017). Professor Wallace is Director of UOW’s Intelligent Polymer Research Institute; Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility – Materials Node and Director of the Translational Research Initiative for Cellular Engineering and Printing.
Abstract: 3D Bioprinting: Making Stuff that Makes Stuff using Biology

Prof. George Franks

Prof. George Franks

University of Melbourne, Australia

George Franks is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. His degrees are in Materials Science and Engineering (Bachelor MIT, 1985 and PhD UCSB, 1997). His research includes suspension rheology, ceramic powder processing and minerals processing. His work in materials processing is primarily related to processing of complex shaped ceramics and composites with unique microstructures such as 3D printed multi-scale porous ceramics. His work in minerals processing relates to development and application of novel polymeric reagents in solid/liquid separation and froth flotation. He is a member of the ARC COE for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals. He has 130 papers in international peer reviewed journals, 7 book chapters and four patents with 4900 citations and h-index = 41. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Editor of Advanced Powder Technology.
Abstract: 3D Printing Hierarchical Porous Ceramics

Prof. Ian Gibson

Prof. Ian Gibson

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Prof. Ian Gibson has two roles at the University of Twente. Besides his role as the Scientific Director of the University's Fraunhofer Project Centre in complex systems engineering, he is also a professor in Industrial Design Engineering at the UT. In the latter, he provides guidance to other professors, based on his knowledge and experience. This can relate to their research, but he also offers them advice on broader subjects, like career development.

His role at the Fraunhofer Project Centre is quite new, like the centre itself. Gibson started this role in July 2018 and was the first Scientific Director to be appointed. “I see myself as the conduit between the University and the Centre in terms of getting more people involved, providing research directions for the Centre and linking research of other groups at the university to the activities at Fraunhofer. These links need to be mutually beneficial to the Centre and the research groups, but should also support the main goal, which is providing research support for local industry and primarily local manufacturing industry.”.
Abstract: Addressing AM sustainability of polymer use

Chase D Cox MELD

Dr. Chase D Cox

MELD Manufacturing, USA

Chase D. Cox, Ph.D, Vice President at MELD Manufacturing, has spent more than10 years working on solid-state manufacturing processes (MELD/FSW/FSP/AFS) enabling the technology for the aerospace, automotive, and oil & gas industries. Dr. Cox has a B.S. in Physics from Austin Peay and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. His work on the development of advanced control systems for these processes has focused on aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, MMCs, and high strength steels.
Abstract: An introduction to additive friction stir deposition: A review of process development, material qualification for aerospace and space applications

Dr Lonnie Love ORNL

Dr. Lonnie Love

Sandia (Fellow of Manufacturing in National Security Programs), USA

Lonnie J. Love received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Love began his career at ORNL in October 1995 as a research staff member. He is currently a distinguished research scientist in the Energy and Transportation Science Division and group leader of the Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He has made major contributions at ORNL as a researcher, a leader, and an innovator in advanced robotics and additive manufacturing. His research has most recently focused on large-scale and high-speed advanced additive manufacturing and 3-D printing. Other research areas include nanofermentation (bacterial synthesis of nanomaterials for quantum dots), mesoscale hydraulics and blending additive manufacturing with fluid-powered systems in research and development directed toward producing lightweight, high-dexterity, and low-cost prosthetic devices.
Abstract: Burn the Boats: A Strategy to Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

Professor Takuya Ishimoto University of Toyama

Prof. Takuya Ishimoto

University of Toyama, Japan

Takuya Ishimoto is a Professor of the Aluminium Research Center, University of Toyama, Japan and also is a member of the Anisotropic Design & Additive Manufacturing Research Center, Osaka University, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. (Engineering) degree from Osaka University in 2008, after which he conducted research on biomaterials and was involved in the establishment of the AM Center in 2013. Since then, he has been involved in research on microstructure control by Additive Manufacturing (Powder Bed Fusion) for ten years, along with the Director of the AM Center, Prof. Takayoshi Nakano.
Abstract: Crystallographic texture control by metal powder bed fusion

A/Prof Jessica Frith Monash

A/Prof. Jessica Frith

Monash University, Australia

Jess Frith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University. She completed her PhD at the University of York (UK) in 2009 before joining the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at UQ where she broadened her skillset across biomaterials and tissue-engineering. In 2013 she was awarded an ARC DECRA and in 2017 received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. She has been at Monash University since 2015, where her interdisciplinary research group spans stem cell biology and tissue-engineering, using bioengineering approaches to understand how stem cells respond to the physical world around them and then apply this to regenerate damaged body tissues.
Abstract: Optimising the cell microenvironment to improve engineered tissue structure and function

Dr Lonnie Love ORNL

Prof. Tim Woodfield

University of Otago, New Zealand

Tim Woodfield is Professor of Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand where he leads the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group and is Director of the University of Otago Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine. Prof Woodfield obtained a BEng (Mechanical) from Canterbury University in 1997, MASc (Biomaterials) from University of Toronto in 2000, and PhD/postdoc (Tissue Engineering) from University of Twente/IsoTis Orthobiologics in 2005.
His research platform involves additive manufacturing of medical devices and regenerative medicine of cartilage and bone including: biofabrication and spheroid bioassembly platforms, novel bioink/bioresin design, and advanced 3D in vitro tissue culture models for high throughput screening.
Prof Woodfield was awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apärangi (2015), the Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Research Excellence Award 2020, and the University of Otago Research Gold Medal 2020. He was awarded Fellow in Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) in 2020.
Prof Woodfield is President of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) and former President of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE). He sits on the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia Pacific (TERMIS-AP) Council and is an Editorial Board Member for Biofabrication, Advanced Healthcare Materials and APL Bioengineering and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology.
Abstract: Regenerative Manufacturing of Bioactive Implants: From Low Modulus Titanium Implants to Platform Bioinks for Biofabrication

Prof. Anthony Rollett

Prof. Anthony Rollett

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Anthony Rollett has been a member of the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University since 1995, including five years as Department Head. He is the Co-Director of the NextManufacturing Center on additive manufacturing. Previously, he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. There, he was Group Leader of Metallurgy 1991-1994 and Deputy Division Director of Materials Science & Technology for a year after that. He has been a Fellow of ASM since 1996, Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) since 2004 and Fellow of TMS since 2011. He received the Cyril Stanley Smith Award from TMS in 2014, was elected as Member of Honor by the French Metallurgical Society in 2015, and became the US Steel Professor of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science in 2017. He received Cyril Stanley Smith Award from the International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth in 2019 and also the International Francqui Professor for 2020-2021, from the Francqui Foundation, Belgium. His research group is supported by industry, several Federal research agencies, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee and the Defense Programs Advisory Committee under the Dept. of Energy. His lecture notes on texture and anisotropy are widely known and used and he started a new course on Additive Manufacturing and Materials in 2016. He started a new Masters program in Additive Manufacturing in the Fall of 2018.
Abstract: Modelling and Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Cuie Wen

Prof. Zaiping Guo

University of Adelaide, Australia

Professor Zaiping Guo is an Australian Laureate Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, The University of Adelaide. She is also an Associate Editor for Chemical Science, a flagship Journal of RSC. Her research focuses on the design and application of electrode materials and electrolyte for energy storage and conversion, including rechargeable batteries, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells. Her research achievements have been recognized through numerous awards, including an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2010, an ARC Future Professorial Fellowship in 2015, an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2021), and the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher Award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. She was also awarded 2020 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering for Excellence in Engineering or Information and Communications Technology. 
Abstract: 3D Printing of Electron/Ion Fluxes Dual-Gradient Anode for Dendrite-free Zinc Batteries

Prof. Raj Banerjee

Prof. Rajarshi Banerjee

University of North Texas, USA

Dr. Rajarshi (Raj) Banerjee is a University Presidential Professor and Regents Professor in the department of materials science and engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). His primary research focus is on advanced metallic and functionally-graded composite (or hybrid) materials for aerospace, energy, and biomedical applications. Materials of focus include titanium base alloys, high entropy alloys (HEAs), nickel (and cobalt) base superalloys, and magnetic alloys, processed via additive manufacturing (AM) technologies such as directed energy deposition (DED) and laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), as well as conventional thermo-mechanical processing. The use of advanced characterization techniques, spanning over a range of length scales, including scanning and transmission electron microscopy, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), focused ion beam based serial sectioning and tomography, and atom probe tomography (APT), constitute a common thread tying his multiple research activities. These techniques are used to identify the underlying mechanisms and phase transformations governing microstructural evolution and microstructure-property relationships in these complex multi-phase, multi-component materials systems. His research is funded at present by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory, the national network for manufacturing innovation (NNMI) under the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) consortium, and multiple industries. He has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with over 17000 citations, and an H-index of 74 (Google Scholar). Dr. Banerjee also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in materials science and engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and as a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing of Beta Titanium Alloys: Influence of Thermo-Kinetics on Precipitation, Strength, and Strain Hardening Behaviour

Dr. Joy Gockel

A/Prof. Joy Gockel

Colorado School of Mines, USA

Dr. Joy Gockel is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and the Executive Director of the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technology (ADAPT) research center and industry consortium. Joy joined Mines from Wright State University where she was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Prior to her faculty positions, she was a Lead Engineer at GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center and earned her PhD in from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work specializes in connecting the additive manufacturing processing-structure-properties-performance relationships and the discovery of next generation AM materials and processes. For her research and professional contributions, she has been recognized as a 2020 ASTM International Young Professional in Additive Manufacturing, a 2021 TMS Young Leader, the 2021 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing (FAME Jr.) and is part of the 2022 class of America Makes Ambassadors.
Abstract: Influence of Additive Manufacturing Surface Roughness and Microstructure on Fatigue Failure

Prof Dr Ing Christoph Leyens

Prof. Dr. Ing Christoph Leyens

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, Germany

Prof. 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 TU Dresden, Germany, and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, Dresden. Prof. Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and lightweight materials, surface technology and additive manufacturing.
Abstract: New Material Developments in Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Prusty

Prof. Gangadhara Prusty

UNSW, Australia

Dr Gangadhara Prusty is a Professor at the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He is recognized as an international leader in the field of nano, micro and macro-mechanics of composites. His interdisciplinary approach to composites research, extends from mechanics of materials through to the implementation of automated manufacturing technologies to complete composite structures/components and biomechanics application. His glittering 25+ years career has firmly established him as a pre-eminent founder, inventor, researcher and teacher. Professor Prusty is the Founding Director of ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) and acts as the Director of Research for the Sovereign Manufacturing Automation of Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC), one of the largest and most valuable research centers for composites internationally. His multi-disciplined ability has seen him secure over 100 research grants, author over 300 referred articles, graduate 30 Higher Degree Researchers, patent an invention of Dental Composites, obtain multiple invention disclosures, and even co-found a UNSW company spin-out. Professor Prusty’s teaching innovations include his novel web-based methods, such as the world’s first adaptive Massive Open Online Course on Engineering Mechanics, which has attracted global acclaim and recognition. It is no surprise that he has been recognised through multiple teaching excellence awards, including the “Australian Awards for University Teaching”, the “Australian Council of Engineering Deans Award for Engineering Education”, the “Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation” and the “UNSW Vice-chancellor's Teaching” excellence awards.
Abstract: Process controlled automated composite manufacturing: parameter effects on bonding to process monitoring
Peter Voorhees

Prof. Peter Voorhees

Northwestern University, USA

Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Chair of Materials Science and Engineering. Co-Director, CHiMaD

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing: From Nonequilibrium Interfaces to Strange Grains

Rebecca Murray

Dr. Ing. Rebecca Murray

Herston Biofabrication Institute at Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia

Rebecca drives evidence-based innovation and implementation in the highly regulated medical and defence industries. She is a biomedical and materials engineer with 12 years of industry and research experience in Biomedical Design and Engineering as well as 8 years of experience in 3D printing and materials. After receiving a distinction for her Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University (2010), Rebecca was awarded a European Union Marie Curie Research Fellowship to complete her Doctorate from Hamburg University of Technology (2014). Rebecca’s expertise includes point-of-care manufacturing, additive manufacturing, bioactive glass research as well as medical device design.

Rebecca has successfully merged innovative industry advances with sound research in the Defence, medical and additive manufacturing sectors. She is the Innovation Advisor to the Australian Defence Innovation Steering Group, the chair of Standard Australia’s MB-028 Additive Manufacturing committee, participating member to the International Standards Organisation TC261, holds a global orthopaedic implant patent, and was awarded an Early Career Researcher Award (2020).
Abstract: Design to certification in additive manufacturing - getting good solutions used

Hamish Fraser

Prof. Hamish Fraser

Ohio State University, USA

Dr. Fraser, Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor, graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with the degrees of B.Sc. (1970) and Ph.D. (1972). He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1973 (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor), before moving in 1989 to the Ohio State University (OSU) as Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor. He was appointed as a Senior Research Scientist at the United Technologies Research Center from 1979-1980. He has also been a Senior von Humboldt Researcher at the University of Göttingen, a Senior Visitor at the University of Cambridge, a visiting professor at the University of Liverpool, and he spent a sabbatical leave at the Max-Planck Institut für Werkstoffwissenscahften in Stuttgart. He has been an Honorary Professor of Materials and Technology at the University of Birmingham since 1988. In 2014, he was recognized as an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Monash University in Australia and at the University of North Texas. At present, he serves as Director of the Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM) at OSU. He has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board and the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He has consulted for a number of national laboratories and several industrial companies. He is a Fellow of TMS, ASM, IOM3 (UK), MSA and MAS. He has published over 430 papers in scholarly journals and given over 370 invited presentations. He has graduated over 52 doctoral students and 36 students graduating with the degree of M.S.
Abstract: Optimization of grain morphology in titanium alloys processed using additive manufacturing

Prof. Chris Berndt

Distinguished Prof. Christopher Berndt

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt joined Swinburne in early 2008 as the founding Professor of Surface Science and Interface Engineering. This followed his role as founding Professor of Surface and Interface Engineering at James Cook University, a tenured professor position at Stony Brook University (where he remains Adjunct Professor) and appointments at the NASA-Lewis Research Center in Cleveland as a Fellow of the Institute for Aerospace Propulsion and Power where he worked on thermal barrier coatings. Professor Berndt's professional responsibilities gravitate around the Thermal Spray Society of the ASM of which he has been a member since 1991. He was appointed as the Vice President of this society in 2000 and President in 2002. He was the Proceedings Editor for the Thermal Spray Conferences held in the USA from 1992-2003. He was inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame in 2007 and is editor/co-editor of 10 conference proceedings on thermal spray.
Abstract: The Attributes of Microstructural Artifacts in Thermal Spray Coatings

Dr Daniel East CSIRO

Dr. Daniel East

CSIRO, Australia

Daniel East is a principal research scientist who works in the non-equilibrium processing of metals and metal matrix composites. He has expertise in bulk metallic glasses and additive manufacturing with projects that span multiple sectors such as defence, space, resources and aerospace.
Abstract: CSIRO past successes and future directions of Additive Manufacturing for space applications

Dr. Baranchi Panda

Dr. Baranchi Panda

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Dr. Biranchi Panda is an early-career researcher specialized in extrusion-based 3D printing with special focus on material rheology, process modelling and optimization. His research expertise lies in the areas of development of low carbon cement-based composites using novel waste materials, machine design, computer-aided manufacturing, and process automation for construction applications. Dr. Panda received his Ph.D. from Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and joined IIT to continue his research focusing on Sustainable Resources for Additive Manufacturing.
He is currently supervising 8 Ph.D. and 6 postgraduate students in his research projects on concrete materials. Dr. Panda holds Associate Editor positions in Elsevier Additive Manufacturing Journal (IF: 11.63) and ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (IF: 3.6). He is serving Editorial board member in Nature Scientific Report, Results in Engineering, Additive Manufacturing Letters, Rapid prototyping and Materials Circular Economy. His current google scholar citation is > 4900 and H- index: 34. Some of his publications related to 3D concrete printing are found to be in Journals most cited and downloaded article category. Dr. Panda’s role in the project is to coordinate the Indian research team, lead the tasks to develop low-carbon concrete mix designs, and conduct material tests to assess sustainability aspect of 3D-printed concrete (3DPC).
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing of concrete: a paradigm shift toward sustainability

A/Prof. Andrey Molotnikov

RMIT University, Australia

Associate Professor and Deputy Director at RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing and Cofounder Additive Assurance.

Associate Professor Andrey Molotnikov joined RMIT University in 2019 as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing. He holds a PhD in Computational Materials Science from Monash University where he also held an academic position as Senior Lecturer. Dr Molotnikov has received the Rod Rickards Fellowship from the Australian Academy of Science, ALMA2016 Award and the Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize.
Abstract: Global efforts on qualification and certification and our research efforts in this area

Prof. Moina

Prof. Reza Moina

Princeton University, USA

Professor Moini’s research is focused on bio-inspired design and development of architected materials using novel additive manufacturing processes and automated robotic technologies for applications in civil and energy infrastructure. His work is motivated by the intellectual challenge of understanding the mechanics of intrinsically brittle engineering materials and the development of ductile and flaw-tolerant responses using biomimetic design principles and new material assemblies. Such materials can provide advanced functionality and damage-tolerant behaviors and allow for asking interesting questions about the interplay between desired materials properties such as toughness and strength. Dr. Moini's other areas of research include integrated multi-component autonomous manufacturing, early-age deformations of colloidal materials in additive processes, packing and solidification of particulate systems, and applying interior tomography techniques to understand the processing-structure-function relationships in architected and additively manufactured brittle ceramic and cement-based materials.
Abstract: Advanced Manufacturing and Design for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials

Alison Park NASA

Ms. Alison Park

NESC at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA

Alison Park is the Deputy Technical Fellow of Materials and Additive Manufacturing at NASA. She is a part of the headquarter group called NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC). Alison’s roles and responsibilities include working with NASA Tech Authority and Program offices to qualify and certify mission critical AM hardware and design and executing technical assessment and support projects for various NASA programs across the agency.. Prior to her NASA assignment, she was the Technical Program Manager at a leading Rocket propulsion company responsible for capturing and managing R&D projects to mature AM technologies. She holds a B.S in Materials Engineering from Purdue University and a M.S in Aerospace Materials Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Abstract: NASA's Challenges and Opportunities in Spaceflight Certification of Fracture Critical AM Components.

Tony Murphy CSIRO

Dr. Tony Murphy

CSIRO, Australia

Dr Tony Murphy is a Chief Research Scientist and leads the Materials and Process Modelling Team in CSIRO Manufacturing, where he has worked since 1989. His main research focus has been the physics, chemistry and applications of thermal plasmas such as welding arcs. He has also worked on modelling of metal additive manufacturing, including wire-arc additive manufacturing, which (in a happy coincidence) is a thermal plasma process. He has carried out R&D projects for several Australian and international companies, including General Motors, Boeing, LS Electric, Siemens and SRL Plasma. Dr Murphy has published 320 papers in refereed journals, with over 11,000 citations and an h-index of 51 in the Web of Science. He has presented over 100 invited, keynote and plenary lectures at international scientific conferences and summer schools and has received several awards for his research, most recently the 2021 Plasma Innovation Prize of the Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies Division of Plasma Physics and the 2021 Plasma Chemistry Award of the International Plasma Chemistry Society. He holds editorial positions with seven international journals, including Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing and Associate Editor of Journal of Manufacturing Processes.
Abstract: A Hybrid Multiscale Model of Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing and Steps toward a Digital Twin.

Prof. Martin Leary

Prof. Martin Leary

RMIT University, Australia

Martin Leary began his scholarly career as a postgraduate student within the Engineering Design Group at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Melbourne. As a member of the RMIT School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, he proudly continues to engage with industry and develop novel research outcomes within four research fields:
- Engineering design and engineering education
- Systems approaches and optimisation
- Sustainable automotive system design
- Renewable energy
Abstract: Prediction of AM lattice behaviour: observations and opportunities

Alex Kingsbury

Ms. Alex Kingsbury,

Additive Economics, Australia

Alex Kingsbury is a well-known technical expert and social commentator on all things 3D Printing. Alex has worked in additive manufacturing in technology leadership roles for over ten years, having previously served as a Research Leader of Additive Manufacturing at CSIRO, and as an Additive Manufacturing Industry Fellow at RMIT University. For the last six years Alex has maintained Additive Economics, a private consultancy, to provide expert, strategic advice to investment firms, company boards, and government agencies on the commercialisation of and investment in advanced manufacturing technologies. A regular in the media, Alex co-hosts a live-streamed additive manufacturing news show and co-hosts a podcast on finance in additive manufacturing. Alex is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT University.
Abstract: Speak softly and carry a big stick: how additive manufacturing alliances in defence help us prosper.