The Organising Committee is assembling a cast of keynote speakers that will make APICAM2019 a must-attend learning experience. Make sure you head along to each discussion and make the most of these experts and leading minds in the Additive Manufacturing industry.

The details of all the keynote speakers will be listed as soon as they become available.

For further information about APCIAM2019, contact Tanya Smith on tanya@materialsaustralia.com.au or +61 3 9326 7266.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Professor Judith Schneider

Professor Judith Schneider

Advancing Manufacturing Processes

Dr. Schneider is currently a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.Her primary area of research is the engineering of microstructure by control of the processing parameters to obtain the desired mechanical performance of structural materials, expecially under non-equilibrium conditions.Much of her research centers on characterization of the microstructual evolution during either the processing or service life of the material.
Dr. Schneider received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.She spent 16 years in industry performing design and development of hardware for aerospace applications and human organ replacment, focused on compatiblity of the material selection and fabrication methods for operation in harsh environments.To gain a better understanding of material behavior, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California – Davis in 1993 and 1996, respectively.She worked at the Sandia National Laboratories in the USA on testing and characterization of electronic materials and the Max Planck Institute in Germany on testing and characterization of structural ceramics.She was a faculty member at Mississippi State University for 16 years prior to relocating to UAH in the fall 2015.
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Professor Xinhua Wu

Professor Xinhua Wu

New AM Alloys and Metallurgical Issues for Selective Laser Melting(SLM)

Prof Xinhua Wu is the founder Director of Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing and Director for Australia Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Hub for high value manufacturing. She is a Fellow of Australia Technology, Science and Engineering(ATSE) and IoM3, UK. She is specialised in Ti alloys and in advanced powder processing, in particular 3D printing of metals.
Prof Wu has been actively involved in the research and design of alloys and manufacturing processes for aerospace and biomedical industries. Her research ranges from fundamental material sciences to their implementation in engineering components, from design to manufacturing, from laboratory demonstration to qualification and field testing. Some of her team’s products are now flying in aeroengines, aircrafts or implanted in human body.Most notably her team produced the world 1st 3D printed jet engine in 2014.
Prof Wu has published over 130 journal papers, over 40 of them on additive manufacturing, holds 15 international patents, and has given over 30 keynote and invited lectures at leading international conferences, and organised 5 international conferences, and edited 3 conference proceedings. Prof Wu was awarded in 2008 the Ti award by IoM3, UK, for her outstanding record of world-class research in titanium and its alloys. In 2014 she received the top Innovation Award and Jury committee award from global aerospace giant Safran due to numerous SLMed engine parts passed engine tests. She and her industrial partners are also the recipient of Australia’s 2016 Best Research Translation Award B/HERT (Business/High Education Round Table) Award.
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Distinguished Professor Amir Zadpoor

Distinguished Professor Amir Zadpoor

Meta-biomaterials: additive manufacturing of impossible biomaterials

Amir Zadpoor is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Distinguished Professor, the Chaired Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics, and the founding director of the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at Delft University of Technology. He specializes in development of advanced additive manufacturing techniques for fabrication of metamaterials with unprecedented properties. Moreover, he is a world recognized expert in origami- and kirigami-based (bio)materials that are made by combining shape-shifting with additive manufacturing. Prof. Zadpoor has received many awards including an ERC grant, a Vidi grant, a Veni grant, the Jean Leray award of the European Society of Biomaterials, and the Early Career Award of JMBBM.
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Prof. Chris Berndt

Prof. Chris Berndt

Additive Manufacturing via Thermal Spray Technologies: Transforming Science into Industrial Applications

Chris Berndt graduated in 1977 with a BAppSc. in Metallurgy, from what is now called the University of South Australia. His PhD was earned in the Materials Engineering Department of Monash University in mid-1981. His higher doctorate, DEng, was awarded in 2014. He is the Director of SEAM; “Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials”; which is based at Swinburne University of Technology.
Chris’ professional interests gravitate around manufacturing; especially in the area of protective coatings. He was inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame in 2007. He was the President of the Thermal Spray Society in 2002 through to 2004. He was appointed as a Director of ASM Int. (aka “the American Society of Materials”) for 2005-2008. Chris became the President of ASM Int. in October 2011. He was also the President of the Australian Ceramic Society from mid-2008 through to mid-2010.
Chris is especially proud of his students and post docs who have achieved professional prominence and secured good lives over the past 35 years.
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Acknowledgement: This work has been sponsored by the Australian Research Council under the Industrial Transformation and Training Centre project IC180100005 titled “SEAM: Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials”. 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann

3D Printing – Exploiting profitable applications with new technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. The LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH was incorporated into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on January 1, 2018 as the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT, Fraunhofer IAPT for short.
With his team of researchers he is performing research and development in the field of laser additive manufacturing, ablation, cutting and welding as well as design and analysis of laser components and systems for automotive, shipyard, aircraft, tooling, polymer and medical industry.
After receiving his Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) degree of mechanical engineering sciences at the University of Hannover in 1986 Claus Emmelmann established the department of production technology of the Laser Zentrum Hannover directed by Professor Dr.-Ing. H.K. Tönshoff. 1991 he received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree with a thesis about Laser Beam Cutting of Ceramics. Within his following 10 years industrial career he was responsible for expanding the business unit of solid state lasers at the worldwide leading laser manufacturer Rofin Sinar GmbH in Hamburg until 2001.
As an author of more than 400 national and international publications Prof. Emmelmann founded in 2009 the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH as a spin-off from the Hamburg University of Technology and was serving as its CEO. Since January 1, 2018, he is director of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT.
We serve the industry by applying the newest research results in laser manufacturing technology to industrial applications and conducts research and development projects for leading technology companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Cloos, Daimler, Siemens, Trumpf and VW.
Awards for the special success have been so far: "Innovation Award of the German Economy" in 2014, Circle of the best 3 for the nomination of the "future price" in 2015 and "Hamburger of the Year" 2016 in the category "economy".
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Professor Craig Brice

Professor Craig Brice

On the Applicability of Additive Manufacturing for Superhero Suit Fabrication

Craig A. Brice is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He is currently the director of the Advanced Manufacturing interdisciplinary program, which focuses on undergraduate and graduate education in additive manufacturing. He is also involved in additive manufacturing research with the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Center at Mines and serves as the industry relations director for the ADAPT consortium. Prof. Brice has been working in additive manufacturing for 20 years, beginning with the first commercially available AM system sold by Optomec in 1998. He has spent his entire professional career working in additive manufacturing, with time spent at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works), Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center, and NASA Langley Research Center. His work over the years has focused on alloy development, process monitoring and feedback control systems, and qualification/certification. He has served as lead/co-lead on U.S. Department of Defense collaborative projects worth over $20M, including AM qualification programs for the Air Force F-35 and the U.S. Navy. He has contributed to over two dozen technical journal publications and has 11 issued patents with one pending. Prof. Brice has a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, an M.S. in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury. 
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DProfessor Dietmar W. Hutmacher

DProfessor Dietmar W. Hutmacher

3D Printonomics – why we need to change the current paradigm by changing the question from “what can we do with this fabrication method?” to “how can we change this fabrication process to achieve what we need”

DProf Hutmacher is a biomedical engineer, an educator, an inventor, and a creator of new intellectual property opportunities. He directs the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the ARC Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing at QUT, a multidisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists, clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. Prof Hutmacher is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with expertise in commercialization. Prof Hutmacher was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2010 and the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University Munich in 2012 and holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta since 2004.
He has supported a bone tissue engineering concept from the laboratory through to clinical application involving in vitro experiments, in vivo preclinical animal studies and ultimately clinical trials. His recent research efforts have resulted in traditional scientific/academic outputs as well as pivotal commercialisation outcomes. His pre-eminent international standing and impact on the field are illustrated by his publication record (more than 300 journal articles, edited 14 books, 70 book chapters and some 500 conference papers) and citation record (more than 25,000 citations, h-index of 76 in Scopus). Three of his papers in Materials Science have received citations in the top 1% for the field, and he is also ranked by Thomas Reuters 45th world-wide in citations per paper (54 per paper) in Materials Science over the past decade. Over the past 20 years in academia, he has been a lead CI, Co-CI or collaborator on research and infrastructure grants totalling more than AU$50M. Over the last 10 years at QUT, he has been an investigator on external grants totalling more than AU$25M. These grants have included ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, ARC LIEF NHMRC Projects, NIH, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia awards. DProfessor Hutmacher will organize and chair the first Nature conference in Australia https://www.nature.com/natureconferences/biomimetics2018/index.html. He is inventor on more of 20 patents and is a founder of the spin of companies Osteopore International, BellaSeno GmbH, Vaccine Solutions and Biofabrication Design Solutions.
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Professor Dipankar Banerjee

Professor Dipankar Banerjee

Additive Repair Processes for High Temperature Materials

Prof Banerjee is currently in the Materials Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Science, where he heads a group that aims at constructing a quantitative and predictive understanding of the phenomena underlying the materials and process development and application effort with an emphasis on structural materials. He is particularly well known for his work on titanium alloy physical metallurgy and development of titanium based intermetallics based on the Ti2AlNb phase. From 1996-2003 he was the director of the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of India’s Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) and subsequently coordinated DRDO’s aeronautics and materials programmes till 2010. He serves on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Materials Research and is an associate editor of Philosophical Magazine.
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Professor Dong Ruan

Professor Dong Ruan

Mechanical Properties of Additively Manufactured Auxetic Structures

Professor Dong Ruan obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. She was awarded PhD degree from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia in 2005. She has subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a full time academic staff at Swinburne University from 2005 and 2008 respectively.
Dong's research interest is impact engineering. Her primary research fields include (1) characterisation of the mechanical properties of materials at high strain rates; (2) evaluation of the mechanical response of structures (such as multi-layered panels and tubes) under dynamic loadings; (3) additive manufacturing. She has published over 200 academic papers in leading international journals and prestigious international conferences. Ruan has secured over $5 million research grants from Australian Research Council (ARC), Defence Materials and Technology Centre (DMTC), Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC), and Rail Manufacturing CRC, among others. Ruan has supervised more than 20 PhD students.
Dong has been the Vice-secretary of International Society of Impact Engineering (the peak body in impact engineering) since 2016. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for International Journal of Impact Engineering. Dong received a national award, the 2013 Eureka Prize, as a team member of DMTC's Armour Application Program.
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Professor Dr. Dongdong Gu

Professor Dr. Dongdong Gu

Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance and Multi-Function Metallic Components

Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu is currently a Full Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), the Vice-Director of College of Materials Science and Technology of 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 and the Editorial Board Members of Int J Mach Tool Manuf, Appl Surf Sci, Additive Manuf, Int J Precis Eng Manuf, Laser Eng, & Heliyon. He is the Standing Committee Member of Additive Manufacturing Technology Institution, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and the Standing Committee Member of Laser Processing Committee of Chinese Optical Society (COS). His principal research interest is laser-based additive manufacturing of high-performance/multi-function metallic components. His obtained the financial support from more than 30 projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the National Key Research and Development Program, the NSFC-DFG Sino-German Research Project, etc. Prof. Gu has authored/co-authored 3 books and more than 130 papers in a number of international peer reviewed journals. He has been involved in 28 international conferences as Co-Chairman, Academic Committee Member and Keynote/Invited Speaker. Prof. Gu has been awarded the Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany (2018), the 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), the Excellent Young Scientists Fund from NSFC (2013), and the “Green Talents” from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2012).
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Dr Guoqing Zhang

Dr Guoqing Zhang

Atomised powders of high temperature structural materials for additive manufacturing

Dr. ZHANG Guoqing is a Professor in Materials and Deputy Technical Director at Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM), AECC. He has worked at BIAM since 1986 and obtained his PhD in metallurgy and materials from the University of Birmingham, UK. Professor Zhang was also the founding director of National Key Laboratory on Advanced High Temperature Structural Materials. He has been actively involved in international cooperation in the area of aeronautical materials and advanced manufacturing processing, currently acts as the coordinator of an EU-China project titled with “Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components Using Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment Casting”, funded by Horizon 2020 programmes. Professor Zhang’s research has been primarily in the area of high-performance metallic structural materials and advanced processing. Superalloys, Ti-Al alloys, special steels and powder materials have been extensively investigated in his research team, particularly for the applications in aero-engines. A number of advanced processing technologies have been utilised in the research, development and applications of the high-performance materials, including clean melting,rapid solidification, melt atomisation, spray forming,and additive manufacturing.
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Professor Hamish Fraser

Professor Hamish Fraser

Design of titanium alloys processed using additive manufacturing for structural applications

Dr. Fraser 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), and MSA. He has published over 410 papers in scholarly journals, and given over 320 invited presentations. He has graduated over 50 doctoral students and 36 students graduating with the degree of M.S.
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Dr. Hendrik Schafstall

Dr. Hendrik Schafstall

Accelerate the Additive Design and Development Process

Dr. Hendrik Schafstall is the Managing Director and CEO of Simufact Engineering GmbH at Hamburg. Thereby, his specific focus is on the development and marketing of solutions in the field of manufacturing simulation and solution concepts in the field of digitalization (digital twin/digital thread) in the hexagon network. Passionate about manufacturing processes and developing solutions, he earned his doctorate at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. In 1995, he founded the FEMUTEC engineering firm - today Simufact Engineering GmbH. The focus of the company is on the development of process oriented manufacturing simulation solutions in the area of metal forming, welding and additive manufacturing. The development focus in the area of Additive Manufacturing is the whole process chain from Design to final part and part performance. Today, Simufact Engineering GmbH is part of the Hexagon Group to which also MSC Software belongs. Besides working for Simufact Engineering GmbH, Dr. Hendrik Schafstall further is active in the scientific community. He works as a college lecturer at the institute for metal forming and lightweight design at the Technical University of Dortmund, as well as the institute for metal forming and casting at the Technical University of Munich. Additionally, he is member of several Scientific boards such as the Scientific board of ICMEg (until 2016) or the Scientific board of the VDI Wissensforum and IUL at the University of Dortmund. He is also involved in several additive research programs worldwide and responsible for the Additive Manufacturing strategy within MSC-Software/Hexagon. He won several Awards with the company for the Additive Simulation Solution eg. as the Best of 2017 initiative Mittelstand Award, the German Innovation Award 2018, the Best of Industry Award 2018, the German Stevie Award in Gold 2018, the Materiallica Design + Technology Gold Award 2018.
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Dr John S Carpenter

Dr John S Carpenter

Using High Energy X-Ray Diffraction to Probe Additively Manufactured Metals over a Range of Length and Time Scales

John S. Carpenter is a scientist within the manufacturing and metallurgy division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the United States. Dr. Carpenter received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2010.He has managed several programs at LANL including ones associated with thermal spray, welding, severe plastic deformation, friction stir welding, and additive manufacturing.The overall goal of many of these programs is to enable advanced manufacturing concepts through integrated experiments that employ novel processing techniques, advanced in situ diagnostics, ex situ characterization and small scale mechanical testing. Currently he is working on projects related to the qualification of low volume/high mix additively manufactured components and using high energy x-rays to study phase transformations during solidification in MIG cladding.He has more than fifty five journal publications, one book chapter, and thirty invited technical talks to his credit.He is an active member of TMS and was the 2012 recipient of the Young Leaders Professional Development Award for the extraction and processing division of TMS.
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Associate Professor Kate Fox

Associate Professor Kate Fox

Additive Manufacturing for improved biointerfaces

A/Prof Kate Fox of RMIT University is an experienced biomedical engineer and current discipline leader for Biomedical Engineering, Signal Processing and Embedded Systems. She has worked at the interface between engineering and medicine for over 10 years. She is a core member of RMIT’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing and CI on the ITTC (Additive Biomanufacturing). She is highly experienced in the use of 3D printing in medicine, developing novel materials for biomedical manufacturing. Kate is a current 2019-2020 Superstar of STEM.
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Dr. Katsuyoshi Kondoh

Dr. Katsuyoshi Kondoh

Nitrogen Solid Solution Strengthening in AM Titanium Materials

Dr. Katsuyoshi Kondoh is a Vice Executive Director in charge of Global Engagement of Osaka University, a Director of Overseas Office in the Center of Global Initiative, and a Professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute. He graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 1988, and got PhD on Welding Engineering from Osaka U in 1998. He worked in Sumitomo Electric Industries Co. for 12 years, and worked in the University of Tokyo as an Associate Professor for 6 years before the present position. His main research areas are Powder Metallurgy (PM), Nanocomposites Metal Materials and Severe Plastic Deformation. He has published more than 300 papers in journals, and holds more than 40 patents regarding PM non-ferrous materials (Ti, Mg, Al, Cu etc.) and their processing. In addition, he had 46 keynotes and plenary talks at the international and domestic conferences. In 2015, Prizes for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan were given to his excellent fruits of research regarding PM high strengthened titanium alloys with no use of rare metals.
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Professor Kenong Xia

Professor Kenong Xia

Hybridisation of Microstructures by Selective Laser Melting - a New Strategy for Future Alloys

Prof. Kenong Xia received his Ph.D. from University of Southern California in 1988, after B.E. (1982) and M.E. (1984) from Northeastern University in China. He joined Comalco Research Centre in 1988 before starting his academic career at University of Melbourne in 1993. He is currently Professor of Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A total of over A$9.5 m has been granted by the Australian Research Council and other government bodies and by industry contracts. He is currently a Chief Investigator and Node Coordinator in the Defence Materials Technology Centre, and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies. His current research interests include complex nanostructured alloys and composites, powder consolidation by severe plastic deformation, materials in severe environments, and alloy design for additive manufacturing. In addition to fundamental research, he has carried out significant application-oriented research with funding from industry and non-ARC sources for the automotive and defence industries, focusing on waste-utilisation, metal recycling, energy saving and light-weight applications. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for Materials Science & Engineering A.
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Khan Sharp

Khan Sharp

Materials for Defence: Opportunities for additive manufacturing

Khan Sharp is Research Leader Aerospace Materials Technologies. He leads a multi-skilled team, with backgrounds in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and electronics. The branch has two S&T focusses (1) Support to Operations, through its forensic and failure analysis investigations and (2) Future capability enabling technologies, including additive manufacturing and repair, multi-functional materials, stealth materials, power & energy materials and material infomatics.
Khan Sharp was the Program Leader Air Combat Capability, Defence Science and Technology Group. He provided scientific expertise and S&T strategic guidance across the ADF air combat capability. As the primary interface between the S&T community and the Air Force, Mr Sharp’s role was to identify leading edge technologies and engage with the national and international S&T community, to ensure AUS maintains an air combat capability gap. He was the S&T lead in developing the Shaping S&T in the Aerospace Domain 2017-2027 report.
He also had a number of previous positions. His multifaceted career in S&T includes basic laboratory materials research, transitioning new Materials & Process capabilities, key technical positions in major acquisition programs and providing support to operations. He was the Australian Program manager for the successful AUS-US HIFiRE program prior to his current role. Mr Sharp is internationally recognised for his research and development in the field of materials and materials processing. He most recently led research into the development of low cost extreme environment materials for hypersonic flight and non-conventional certification techniques for 3D printed aerospace components to support forward deployment. He has published over 150 journal articles, conference papers and reports.
He is currently the DST representative for the DMTC and the DST lead for Advance Materials and Sensors Strategic Research Initiative. He represents materials S&T on a number of Defence Aerospace committees. He is also currently a member of the S&T steering committee at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing.
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Dr. Leon Prentice

Dr. Leon Prentice

Progress in Novel Titanium Powder Processes for Additive Manufacturing

Dr Leon Prentice is Research Program Director of Metal Industries, part of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit. A key focus for CSIRO Manufacturing, as part of Australia’s national research agency, is to accelerate the development and uptake of novel manufacturing technologies into Australian companies, and the creation of new industries in Australia and around the world. The Metal Industries Research Program works with collaborators around the world, with key focus areas in novel reduction and metal powder technologies, lithium energy systems, multi-material deposition and characterization, computational modelling of AM processes, and ‘Lab22’, CSIRO’s Innovation Centre for metallic AM.
Leon is a chartered chemical engineer and Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Engineers Australia (EA), where he has served on both national boards. He has worked in novel metal reduction technologies for much of his career, initially with BHP (Reno, NV) and CESL (Vancouver, BC), before a transition to biomaterials (SDI, Australia, and PhD, Melbourne). He returned to metal reduction with CSIRO in 2007, leading MagSonic™ research and then a Titanium Alloys project before taking on the Research Director role in 2017. For his work on MagSonic™ and contributions to the industry, Leon was awarded the TMS Vittorio de Nora Prize, EA’s Victorian Engineer of the Year, and the IChemE Sustainable Technology Award (to the team).
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Professor Mark Easton

Professor Mark Easton

Refinement of the Microstructure in Additively Manufactured Alloys

Prof. Mark Easton is the Associate Dean (Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics) with the School of Engineering.His research has been focused around the solidification processing and performance of light alloys with an increasing focus on Additive Manufacturing.He joined RMIT University at the beginning of 2014 from Monash University.With the CAST Co-operative Research Centre, he progressed from a PhD student at the University of Queensland, though research engineer, to student coordinator, to a program manager and finally to CEO before the centre finally closed in 2013.Whilst at Monash, he also regularly lectured and supervised undergraduate projects and was the inaugural cluster manager with the John Monash Innovation Institute.His other experience includes a research position with Comalco, and a stint in Austria with the Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum, Ranshofen.His research in light metals has won numerous international awards including the Henry Marion Howe award the GKSS Magnesium Award and the TMS Extraction and Processing Division Technology Award. He is also an inventor on patent and received 5 commercialisation awards from the CAST CRC for technologies being licensed to industry. Currently he is a Chief Investigator on centres and grants totaling over $11M in associated research funding.According to Scopus, he has 188 publications with over 5000 citations with an H-factor of 35.
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Dr. Peter C. Collins

Dr. Peter C. Collins

On the Possibility of Real-Time Techniques to Enable Property Prediction in Additive Manufactured Materials

Dr. Peter C. Collins is the Al and Julie Renken Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Collins’s research involves advanced materials processing and additive manufacturing, advanced materials characterization, and integrated computational materials engineering. Dr. Collins is an expert in additive manufacturing, especially related to titanium and its alloys, and has extensively studied the interrelationships between processing, the resulting chemistry and microstructure, and the attending mechanical properties. Dr. Collins has worked on a variety of additive manufacturing platforms, starting ~ 20 years ago. In his work, he has found necessary to pursue state-of-the-art materials characterization techniques, including those that have pushed the barriers of scale. Dr. Collins has served as director for two NSF I/UCRCs, reflecting his groups research at the intersection of fundamental and applied research.
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Professor Peter Lee

Professor Peter Lee

In situ Synchrotron Imaging of Additive Manufacturing

Peter is Professor of Materials Science at University College London, but is based at the Research Complex at Harwell, where he is Assistant Director for Physical Sciences. His research focusses on the computational simulation and X-ray imaging of materials at a microstructural level. He was one of the pioneers of multi-scale and through process modelling (now termed ICME), working at Alcan on the prediction of defects in light alloy components for companies such as Ford and Rolls-Royce. Peter is an avid experimentalist, developing nano-precision rigs that replicate the processing and service performance of materials on synchrotron beamlines, enabling us to see inside materials in 3D as they change in time. His work is revealing how microstructures evolve in processes ranging from additive manufacturing to volcanic eruptions. His experimental techniques and open-source codes have been exploited internationally by aerospace, automotive, energy and biomedical companies to solve important engineering challenges – from developing additive manufactured human joint replacements to light weight automotive components.
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Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Additive Manufacturing of Soft Magnetic Alloys

Dr. Banerjee is a University Regents Professor in the department of materials science and engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). He is also the director of UNT’s Materials Research Facility (MRF). 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 high entropy alloys, titanium base alloys, nickel (and cobalt) base superalloys, and magnetic alloys. The use of advanced characterization techniques, including scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), 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. Additionally, he focuses on processing of functionally-graded materials, as well as in situ composites, using additive manufacturing techniques such as laser engineered net shaping (LENS). His research is funded at present by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory, the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) consortium, and multiple industries. Has graduated 10 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students, and is active in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in materials science and engineering at UNT. He has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 7500 citations, and an H-index of 47. 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.
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Dr. Roger Lumley

Dr. Roger Lumley

AWBell’s Additive Routes for Investment Castings in the Last Two Decades

Dr Roger Lumley is Senior Technical Specialist at AWBell Pty Ltd. He has over 25 years’ experience in materials science & engineering, manufacturing, research, and project management.He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), the Institute of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), and the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (FIMMM).He is a chartered engineer and scientist.Roger’s areas of expertise include advanced (manufacturing) methods engineering, ferrous and non-ferrous production, foundry technology and metalcasting, advanced heat treatment, self-healing materials, non-destructive testing, welding, powder metallurgy, quality systems and additive manufacturing.
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Professor Shujun Li

Professor Shujun Li

Mechanical properties of titanium alloy with cellular structures fabricated by additive manufacturing

Shujun Li is a tenured professor in Titanium Alloy Laboratory, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research interest focuses on additive manufacturing via electron beam melting technology, aiming to understand the structure-process-property relationship of 3D printable metallic materials and explore their practical applications in aerospace and biomedical components, etc. He has published about 80 papers on SCI journals, including Phys. Rev. Lett., Biomaterial, Acta Biomater. and Acta Mater., with Scopus H-index of 27, and holds over 30 patents certified by China, PCT international and USA. Prof. Li is a member of the Chinese Society for Biomaterials.
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Professor Simon Ringer

Professor Simon Ringer

Microstructural Control in Additive Manufacturing of Metal Alloys

Simon P. Ringer is a materials engineer specialising in the relationships between the microstructure of materials and their engineering properties and performance. His research is focused on the atomic-scale design of materials and his work spans the development of structural alloys, and functional materials. He is an expert in electron microscopy, atom probe microscopy, and computational materials simulations using density functional theory. He has held appointments in Australia, Sweden, Japan and the USA, led the establishment of a number of major research institutes and facilities, and has a global academic and industrial network. He is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Sydney and the University’s Academic Director for Core Research Facilities, where he is responsible the development of the strategy and operations of the University’s major research infrastructure initiatives.
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Dr. Sri Lathabai

Dr. Sri Lathabai

Additive Manufacturing of Low Alloy Steels

Dr Sri Lathabai is a Principal Research Scientist with the Metal Industries Program of CSIRO Manufacturing. She received her B Tech in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and MS and PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Lehigh University, USA. After a post-doctoral fellowship at NIST, USA, she joined CSIRO in 1990. She has conducted research in a wide range of areas including fatigue and fracture of engineering ceramics, wear and erosion, welding and weldability of steels, alloys of Ti, Al, Mg, Zr and Ni-base superalloys, advanced solid state joining methods including friction stir spot welding and friction stir blind riveting. Since 2012, her main research interest has been additive manufacturing by powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition methods. A common theme in all her research is the study of the relationships between process parameters and the resulting microstructures and their influence on structural and functional properties. 
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Prof. Stefano Beretta

Prof. Stefano Beretta

Structural integrity assessment of AM parts: basic concepts, applications, recent developments

Sefano Beretta, P.h.D.got his PhD at Kyushu University in 1997 and since then he has been making his career at the Politecnico di Milano, where he became Associate Professor in 1998 and then Full Professor in 2002. S. Beretta is a member of the Editorial Board of Eng. Fract. Mechanics.
He has a long record of services for ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society): member of ESIS Exco from 2002 to 2010 as Newsletter Editor and webmaster, then Vice-President from 2010 to 2014. He also acted as Secretary of ESIS TC20 from 2000 to 2005: the activity of ESIS TCO led Stefano to cooperate to ASTM E04 Committee for writing the standard E2283-03, in which the European experiences were condensed. He is Chairman of TC24 since 2010, where he organized and hosted many international meetings (http://esistc24.mecc.polimi.it). He was Chairman and organizer of the 3rd Int. Symposium Fatigue Design and Material, held in Lecco, September 2017 and Co-Chair of ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of AM Parts (November 2018) in Washington D.C.
His main research interests are: fatigue and damage tolerance assessment of railway components together with planning of maintenance and inspections; development of probabilistic metods for defect analysis and assessment under LCF and HCF; the application of DIC to the analysis of fatigue damage andcrack closure; ii) the fatigue of AM materials. In this area he has combined concepts of ‘defect tolerant’ design with probabilistic concepts for the identification of process-features controlling the fatigue of AM parts.
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Dr. Tao Sun

Dr. Tao Sun

In situ synchrotron x-ray study of additive manufacturing processes and materials

Dr. Tao Sun is a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and also a fellow of Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering. Sun obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. in MSE from Northwestern University. Sun’s doctoral research at Northwestern was focused on fabrication and characterization of nanostructured oxides. In 2010, Sun joined the X-ray Science Division at Argonne as a postdoc. During this period, Sun developed correlograph electron analysis technique for characterizing the atomic structures of amorphous materials, and coherent x-ray surface scattering imaging technique for resolving sample surface structures. Sun became an Assistant Physicist at Argonne in 2012, and was promoted to Physicist in 2017. Sun’s current research program is focused on addressing the critical issues in additive manufacturing through in situ/operando characterization of build processes and material microstructures using advanced synchrotron x-ray techniques
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Prof. Tarasankar DebRoy

Prof. Tarasankar DebRoy

Mechanistic Models of Powder Bed Fusion and directed Energy Deposition Processes

Dr. DebRoy is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, an Honorary Member and Fellow of American Welding Society and a Fellow of ASM International. His research focuses on mechanistic modeling of welding and additive manufacturing based on transport phenomena. His models compute the most important factors that affect metallurgical product quality such as temperature and velocity fields, cooling rates and solidification parameters by solving tens of billions of equations efficiently. Specially structured for integration with genetic algorithms and other search engines, these simulations can be made bi-directional, greatly expanding their utility by switching traditional input and output variables, tailoring product attributes, optimizing production variables, reducing defects and improving product quality. His papers, at the cross roads of metallurgy, welding, additive manufacturing and numerical heat transfer have been recognized by many awards and honors. They include the UK Royal Academy of Engineering’s Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Brazil, The Arata Award of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), France, Easterling Award of the University of Graz, Austria and IIW, Penn State’s Faculty Scholar Medal and many best paper awards from the American Welding Society. He is a Founding Editor of “Science and Technology of Welding and Joining.”
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Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf

On the reliability of metallic alloys processed by additive manufacturing

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf is Full Professor at the Institute of Materials Engineering at University of Kassel (Germany) since October 2015. Dr. Niendorf studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Paderborn (Germany). In 2010 he did his doctorate. In his thesis he reported on the reliability and structural integrity of ultrafine-grained materials processed by severe plastic deformation. In 2011 he published his first work on materials processed by additive manufacturing, a work conducted in collaboration with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center at University of Paderborn.
Dr. Niendorf’s research interests are in the interrelationships of process, microstructure, mechanical properties and reliability of metallic materials. Analysis of residual stresses, microstructure evolution and fatigue performance are key aspects of research projects conducted. Materials in focus are steels, aluminum alloys, high-temperature materials, shape memory alloys as well as hybrid materials. Currently, he is supervisor of more than 20 PhD Students.
Research activities in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) comprise powder bed techniques (EBM and SLM) as well as laser metal deposition. Realization of microstructurally graded samples for improved functionality as well as thorough characterization of integrity and reliability of AM components are Dr. Niendorf’s actual fields of research in AM.
Dr. Niendorf published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in renowned journals. Furthermore, he holds several patents and has been invited speaker in many conferences. He has been scientific board member and session organizer in several European conferences focusing on AM. He will be on the Scientific Committee of the ASTM 4th Symposium on the Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Parts to be held in Washington DC during October 2019. For his young career achievements he received several distinguished awards, e.g. the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Award by German Research Foundation.
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Warwick Downing

Warwick Downing

Consistently Achieving Full Strength Metal 3D Printing Production Parts

Warwick Downing has been involved in metal 3D printing since 2008. He was part of the team that set up the first machine in NZ and continues to work extensively in the metal 3D printing arena. Warwick was one of the core members who established TDA Limited (formerly the Titanium Industry Development Association) and led the new organisation from its inception until 2016.
In 2013 Warwick established Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (RAM3D) with a group of like-minded shareholders, to grow the commercial opportunities created by the growth of the metal 3D printing sector.
Over many years the team at RAM3D has developed a deep knowledge of the AM powder bed technology and the requirements to repeatedly deliver for the aerospace, defence, marine, consumer and industrial markets.
RAM3D has become the leading 3D metal printing service provider in Australia and NZ and is gaining a reputation globally for delivering challenging projects across a wide range of sectors.
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Professor Xiaoyan Zeng

Professor Xiaoyan Zeng

Selective Laser Melting: Art Status and Developing Tendency

Prof. Xiaoyan ZENG is the director of Additive Manufacturing and Laser Manufacturing Division, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He has been in the field of laser manufacturing and additive manufacturing for more than 30 years, has published more than 400 journal papers, of which more than 200 papers were published in the international reputable journals. He owns more than 80 Chinese Patents, most of which have come into industrial applications.
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​Professor Xin Lin

​Professor Xin Lin

Low cycle fatigue behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy fabricated by high-power laser solid forming additive manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Xin Lin is Deputy Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering in Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Director of Key Laboratory of Metal High Performance Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China. His 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 20 Chinese patents and has published 2 monographs and over 400 articles in journals, such as Acta Mater., Corros Sci., Scripta Mater, Metal. Mater. Trans. A. His research on metal AM has found commercial applications in aviation, aerospace, power, energy and medical fields, 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.  
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Professor Yong Liu

Professor Yong Liu

Additive manufacturing of complex-component alloys

Prof. Yong Liu is the Director of Powder Metallurgy Research Institute (PMRI), Central South University. He got his Ph.D. in 1999 in Central South University, and was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2008. He worked in Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee as a visiting scientist in 2005~2006. He also stayed in RWTH Aachen from 2008 to 2011 as a Humboldt scholar. Prof. Liu has long been studying powder metallurgical materials, including TiAl, Ti, and cemented carbides, and now he is also doing research in high entropy alloys. Prof.Liu has invented functionally graded cemented carbides (FGCCs), and found successful industry applications. He has also won the 1st Science and Technological Progress Award of China for FGCCs. He studied intensively the hot deformation behavior of TiAl and Ti alloys. With fine starting microstructures by powder metallurgy process, he has fabricated large-sized and complex-shaped TiAl and Ti alloy parts. He has published over 200 papers in international journals, 44 patents and 2 books. He has also won several important prizes in China. Now he is member of international editorial board of journals of Intermetallics and Materials Characterization.
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