Drexel University, USA
Dr. Wei Sun is Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, and National “Thousand-Talent” Distinguished Professor and Director of Biomanufacturing and Medical Devices Frontier Innovation Engineering Research Center, Tsinghua University, China. Dr. Wei Sun is National “Thousand-Talent” Distinguished Professor and Director of Biomanufacturing Center, Tsinghua University, China, and Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, USA. Dr. Sun’s research has been on Biofabrication and 3D Bio-Printing, and has funding from National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standard and Technology. the Chinese Natural Science Foundation, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Dr. Sun has published 170+ peer reviewed journal papers with 8700+ SCI citations, 50+ patent applications, and conducted 370+ 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 Editor-in-Chief for international journal Biofabrication. Dr. Sun received Award of Distinguished Visiting Fellow from the Royal Academy of Engineering in UK (2018), the Senior Investigator Award from International Society of Biofabrication (2017), MII / Fralin Visiting Scholar Award from Virginia Tech (2015), Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University (2009), William Mong Fellow Award, the University of Hong Kong (2008) and Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, International Society for Automotive Engineers (2003).
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia
Dr. Bandar AlOtaibiWith a strong engineering background, his main interest isonresults driven and strategy focused management, with a primary focus on research, innovation and development, outsourcing strategies, resource efficiency within the engineering field. He received the B.S. and M.S Degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Concordia University, Montreal (Canada), in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He received PhD degree from McGill University in 2016. At the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in McGill University, he started detailed studies on new renewable energy technologies using nanomaterials. He received King Abdullah Excellence Rewards for five times. Currently, he is, at KACST, the co-director of the center of excellence for advanced materials and manufacturing (CAMM)– a joint center with the University of Cambridge. He is interested in broad areas of scientific research andadvanced manufacturing technologies.
Prof. Steven Y. Liang
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
APh.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Served as President of WalsinLihwa Corp., publicly-traded manufacturing entity with revenue over USD6 billions. Research interests focus on modeling, monitoring, control, and optimization of precision manufacturing, specifically metal machining and additive manufacturing. Supervised over 90 post-doctoral studies, Ph.D. dissertations, and M.S. theses. Authored in excess of 450 book chapters, archival journal papers, and professional conference articles. Delivered more than 60 keynotes and invited seminars in over 20 countries. Served as President of North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI) and Chair of Manufacturing Engineering Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MED/ASME). Currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI) and Technical Editor of International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (Springer). Recipient of Robert B. Douglas Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award of SME, Ralph R. Teetor Education Award of SAE, Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award of ASME, Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal of ASME, etc. Fellow of both ASME and SME.
Prof. Konda G. Prashanth
Additive Manufacturing at Tallinn University, Sweden
Dr. Prashanth Konda Gokuldoss (K.G. Prashanth) started my career in Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) in Metallurgical Engineering (2002–2006) followed by Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology—Madras, India (2006–2008). During my M.Tech. I got the opportunity to carry out M.Tech. dissertation at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany as an exchange student through scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD—Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). The next two years and half I was associated with the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy, Berlin, Germany where I was working on nano-composites and metallic foams. I had started my Ph.D. (late 2011) in the field of additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Melting—SLM) at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany. Having received my doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in May 2014, I continued as a Post-doctoral researcher until February 2015 at the same institute. Since March 2015, I am employed at Sandvik AB, (Sandviken, Sweden) Group: Additive Manufacturing as a R&D Engineer.