Our co-chairs, and all members of our organising and symposia committees would like to thank the Plenary Speakers for the APICAM 2019 Conference.
2019 Plenary Speakers
Professor Tresa Pollock
Structure Evolution Across Build Layers in EB Additive Nickel Alloys
Dr Pollock is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated with a PhD from MIT in 1989,
and was employed at General Electric Aircraft Engines from 1989 to 1991. Professor Pollock was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
in 2005, is a Fellow of TMS and ASM International, Principal Editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and was the 2005-2006 President of
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
Production level Additive Manufacturing - 5 Tips for Success
Mr. Yathiraj Kasal leads AddWorks team of GE Additive for Asia-Pacific region. He is an Additive Technology evangelist in Asia Pacific region. He has more
than 21 years of industry experience. He has led many projects for additive parts productionization, new material development, parameter optimization,
prototyping and tooling. At GE Additive, he is responsible to accelerate additive adoption for GE's customers in APAC region, which encompasses additive
design, materials, industrialization consulting, low rate production, production qualification, part qualification and prototyping..
Prof Christoph Leyens
Recent Developments in Additive Manufacturing in Europe
Dr Leyens is a Professor of Materials Science at the Technische Universität, and the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Materials and Beam Technology,
both located in Dresden, Germany. Dr Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and light weight materials,
functional materials, surface technology, coatings and additive manufacturing. He has published more than 200 papers, seven books and holds 11
Professor Huiping Tang
3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants in China
Dr Tang is a Professor and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Porous Metal Materials, at the Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research in Xi’an, China. Her research includes metal additive manufacturing (AM) by selective electron beam melting (SEBM), porous metal materials, and powder metallurgy. Since 2001, she has led a team focused on metal powder production for AM, SEBM technologies, and manufacture of orthopedic implants.
Professor David L. Bourell
Polymers for Powder Bed Fusion
Dr Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr Bourell’s areas of research include particulate
processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with Laser Sintering (LS). A leading expert in advanced
materials for LS, Dr Bourell has worked in this area since 1988 and was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. Dr Bourell
is a Fellow of TMS and ASM International.
I AM SIEMENS – Industrialized Additive Manufacturing by Siemens
Ingomar Kelbassa has studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and has worked in the field of Laser Material Processing at Fraunhofer
Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the Chair for Laser Technology LLT, RWTH Aachen University from 2000 to 2016. From 2006 to 2016, he was Deputy Director
of LLT, RWTH Aachen University and Department Head at Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany. In 2011 and 2012, Ingomar Kelbassa has received three innovation
awards for his achievements in Laser Additive Manufacturing. Since February 2014, Ingomar Kelbassa is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University as well as
Guest, resp. Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics NUAA and Harbin Institute of Technology HIT. Since February 2016,
Ingomar Kelbassa has been working for Siemens AG, Power and Gas Division (PG) as Department Manager Manufacturing Development and Industrialization MDI.
In May 2017, he was announced as Head of Siemens AG’s Company Core Technology Additive Manufacturing CCT AM. Additionally and since October 2017, Ingomar
is also Director of Siemens PG’s Enabling Technologies ET.