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July 15, 2023
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March 25, 2023
November 06-08, 2023
Vice-Director CDRSPPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaPortugal
Geoffrey Mitchell is a Professor and Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering in Mysore India, and Visiting Medical Physicist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford UK. Geoffrey Mitchell carried out his doctoral work at the University of Cambridge in the UK and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge and a JSPS Fellowship at Hokkaido University in Japan. Prior to his current position, he was a Professor of Polymer Physics at the University of Reading, UK, and from2005 the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Reading. His research work bridges physics, biology, chemistry, and technology and he is passionate about the opportunities afforded by Additive Manufacturing. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a Member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering of Medicine
University of TrentoItaly
Matteo Benedetti is an associate professor in Machine Design at the University of Trento, where he has been since 2007. In 2004 he got his PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Trento. From 2003-2004 he was a visiting researcher at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (Germany). His research interests include (a) characterization and modelling of the mechanical behaviour of materials under static and cyclic loadings, (b) manufacturing-related fatigue issues in 3D printed cellular lattice materials, (c)measurement and modelling of residual stress fields and their incorporation into fatigue design, (c) structural integrity of machine elements and structural details. He co-authored more than 90 journal papers and 120 conference articles. He gave some invited seminars and plenary lectures. He served as the chairman of the Technical Division “Residual Stresses” of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (USA). He currently serves as Associate Editor for the journals "Material Design & Processing Communication" and "Additive Manufacturing Letters".
University of BrasovRomania
Ioan Száva is a retired professor since 2019. Between 2000 and 2019 was a full professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. In 1993, he got his Ph.D. in Internal Combustion Engines for Automotive Engineering, from the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. In 2001 became a Ph.D. leader, having eight finalized Ph.D. theses and one actual/active Ph.D. student. He was an active educational staff member for 45 years at the same Transilvania University of Brasov, starting as an assistant, lecturer, associate professor, as well as full professor. He performed lectures and applications in Strength of Materials, Mechanical Vibrations, and Experimental Methods of Solid Bodies. His research interest include: (a) stress-strain states of solid bodies subjected to loads applied in static-, quasi-dynamic and dynamic conditions; (b) classical experimental methods (strain gauges-, Moiré-fringes-, etc.), as well as modern ones (ESPI/Shearography, Video Image Correlation) involved in mechanical characteristics evaluation of steel, human tissues, wood-based, and composite materials; (c) fire resistance evaluation of the unprotected- and protected (with intumescent paint) steel structural elements, involving different experimental methods as well as of the Modern Dimensional Analysis; (d) Additive Manufacturing products’ stress-strain states- and stiffness optimization by means of the Modern Dimensional Analysis. He is the author and co-author of more than 75 journal papers and 153 conference articles. He gave some invited and plenary lectures abroad. He currently activates as a Ph.D. leader at the same university, having also several international scientific co-operations based on the aforementioned topics.
University of BrasovRomania
Sorin Vlase is a retired professor of Mechanics since 2022. Between 1996 and 2022 was a full professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. In 1989, he got his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. He became PhD leader, having more than ten finalized PhD thesis and one actual/active PhD student. He was active educational staff member along 45 years at the same Transilvania University of Brasov, starting as an assistant, lecturer, associate professor, as well as full professor. He performed lectures and applications in Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics, Stability, Elasticity, and Numerical Methods. His research interest include (a) dynamic analysis; (b) Finite Element Method; (c) mechanics of composite materials; (d) Modal Analysis and Vibrations. He is author and co-author of more than 200 Web of Science journal papers and more than 20 courses and monographies. He gave some invited and plenary lectures abroad. He currently activates as a Ph.D. leader at the same university, having also several international scientific co-operations based on the aforementioned topics. He is a member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences since 2012.
Vienna University of TechnologyAustria
Dr. Dieter Schuöcker is currently serving as Professor Emeritus at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. 1965- Dip.-Ing.Electrical Engineering, TU Vienna; 1968 - Dr. techn; 1974 - Assoc.Prof. of Physical Electronics, Development of high power CO2 lasers; 1980 - Voest Alpine Industry.Comp, Linz, Development of a laser cutting and punching machine;1983 - Foundation of Argelas-Austrian Laser Association, a nonprofit industrial institution to further; laser use by the economy (http://www.argelas.at/); Development of a revolutionary multikilowatt CO2 laser with coaxial geometry; Proposal and Chairman of a governmental priority program on Industrial Laser Technology; 1986 Chairman of the Int.Symp. on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, Vienna; 1995 - Full Professor of Nonconventional Production, TU Vienna. In 2006 - again chairman as 1986; In 2009 - Prof.em., Foundation of Upper Austria Laser Center in Gmunden; Development of new laser manufacturing processes, eg. laser assisted bending, 3D printing with lasers based on multiple wires and temperature controlled laser hardening. In 2016 - The chairman of the Int.Symp. on High Power Laser Systems and Applications, Gmunden; In 2018 - Retirement, still activities on 3D printing with lasers and publishing. In 2022 - New book- “Advanced laser and competing technologies easily explained”, World scientific publishers, Singapur
University of Stavanger Norway
Dr. R.M. Chandima Ratnayake is a Professor (in Mechanical Engineering) (100%) in the Department of Mechanical & Structural Engineering and Materials Science (IMBM), University of Stavanger (UiS) – Norway. He has a B.Sc. degree in Production Engineering, M.Sc. degree in Manufacturing Engineering and PhD degree in Offshore Engineering. Professor Ratnayake also worked as a Specialist Engineer – Akersolutions (until September 2020), Norway; ‘Senior Technical Integrity Management Advisor, Wood Group Integrity Management, Wood Group Kenny Norway AS (2014-2019) and a ‘Maintenance Engineering Specialist’ (20%) in ApplySørco, AS (2012.11-2014.02), Norway and as a ‘Senior Engineer’ in AkerSolutions Offshore Partner (2009-2011), Stavanger, Norway. He also served in the capacities of Associate Professor, visiting Associate Professor and Assistant Professor from August 2007 to July 2010 at the University of Stavanger, Norway and as a lecturer at a number of universities & educational institutions in Sri Lanka. Presently he lectures Manufacturing & Production Engineering and Product Development at B.Sc. level, Welding and In-service Inspection Technologies for mechanical and structural engineering M.Sc. level. He also offers two PhD courses (‘Advanced Mechanical Design and Simulation’ and ‘PhD project topic in mechanical engineering and material technology’). He also delivers courses for practicing engineers in Oil & Gas industry and manufacturing sector in national and international level. He has been invited to numerous international level conferences as a speaker within the contexts of Asset integrity assessment and control, Health, Safety & Environmental issues, Sustainability, Maintenance, Criticality Analysis, Risk-based inspection and Reliability centered maintenance, Offshore Data Management, Human factors, etc. Currently, he participates and manages several European commission (EC) [Erasmus, Green Deal] and Norwegian [NORAD, Plogen, VRI] grant projects focusing on implementation on lean concepts and effective implementation of enterprise resource planning systems’ in the Norwegian industry. Professor Ratnayake supervises B.Sc. & M.Sc. thesis and 11 PhD research projects. He has made more than 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is an associate editor of the ASME Open journal of engineering, Central European Journal of Engineering (Industrial Engineering/Offshore Engineering) & SCIENCEDOMAIN international and a member of editorial board of International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, Regional Editor Europe: International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative Systems. He has also been served as an ad hoc reviewer and a member of the technical committee for several international conferences and journals. • Associate Editor - ASME Open Journal of Engineering • Regional Editor Europe: International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative systems. • Editor Open Engineering – Sustainable Development, Offshore Engineering: • Member of Editorial Board - International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering. • Lead - Lean Learning Academy (European Commission and NORAD projects) • Member NTVA: Norwegian Academy of Technological Science • Associate member TWI (AWeldI)
University of BolognaItaly
Prof. Mauro Comes Franchini is Full Professor of “Material Organic Chemistry”, Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari”, University of Bologna, Italy. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1993: Degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna. From 1993-1996: Ph.D in Chemical Science in the Department of Organic Chemistry "A. Mangini" of the University of Bologna. ACCADEMIC CARRIER from 1997- CNR fellowship, 1998- Researcher at the Department of Organic Chemistry “A. Mangini”, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, Bologna. 2014-Associate Professor. Department of industrial chemistry Toso Montanari, University of Bologna. His INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Part of the degree work (three months) has been performed in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). During his Ph.D he spent a six months period in the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, of the Oxford University, (United Kingdom). AWARD 2017: Prize to the scientific research in “Organic Chemistry for Nanoscience” by the Società Chimica Italiana. RESEARCH INTERESTS Nanoscience and Nanomedicine Research is in the field of the organic chemistry for nanoscience and nanomedicine. The argument of this research is the functionalization with complex organic molecules of the surface of nanoparticles: in particular magnetic nanoparticles, silver, doped- metal oxides, magnesium and gold nanoparticles (spherical and cylindrical). The entrapment of organic molecules as commercial- or synthetized-drugs (derived from the mentioned 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition) together with the metallic nanostructures of interest into biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles is also a topic of this research. The further bioconjugation of these polymeric nanoparticles with bio-functional molecules (proteins, peptides, monoclonal antibodies and aptamers) gives nanocarriers for biomedical applications against cancer and neurological disorders. Main applications are imaging, drug delivery, phototermal ablation and therefore a Theranostic approach is the main goal. Additive Manufacturing 3D-printing The activity is focused on the optimization of innovative processing techniques with the aim of developing new organic materials for applications in the field of organic electronics, nanomedicine for industrial applications. Processing techniques include: • Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) in order to obtain new materials starting from natural pool sources, such as carbohydrates and proteins. The starting biomaterials are synthetically modified before being applied to the manufacturing. Applications are textile and organic electronics • Bio-Ink for biomedical applications via gel-extrusion deposition. Here too, biocompatible materials are investigated: the formulations are thoroughly explored and optimized in order to obtain suitable rheology for building scaffolds eligible for Tissue Engineering.
Ana Beatriz Lopez has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering since 2015, by Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon and also holds a PhD in “Leaders for Technical Industries” from MIT Portugal Program. Her thesis was focus on "Quality Assurance for Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing", being her research interest focus on additive manufacturing and non-destructive testing. She is part of EWF team since 2019 and is currently managing the International Additive Manufacturing Qualification System, being also involved in the implementation of international collaborative projects in the additive manufacturing field.
Nagoya Electric WorksJapan
Dr. Tsutomu Tsuboi joined Hitachi in 1979 and worked as industrial motors designer until 1985, then Network product management of Semiconductor Div. from 1986 to 1997. He was the manager of Hitachi Semiconductor America Inc. from 1997 to 2000. He was the senior manager of Renesas Technology from 2003 to 2010. He was the senior manager of the Smart City division of Hitachi Ltd. from 2010 to 2012. He was the Project Director of the Hamamatsu Agency for Innovation from 2012 to 2014. He is currently senior expert of New Creative Business Division in Nagoya Electric Works since 2014 to present. He played the role of a project leader of Japan and India's joint research program "SATREPS" for low-carbon urban transportation from April 2017 to September 2022. He is an IPSJ member and IEEE senior member.
University of BolognaItaly
Dr. Michele Palermo is a senior assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy. His MSc (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in Civil Engineering are from the University of Bologna. Between 2009-2010 he carried out an internship at the US firm Degenkolb Engineering (Los Angeles, California). In 2011 and 2014 he was visiting researcher at the University of Granada (Spain) and Berkeley (California), to investigate the seismic behavior of structures made of RC sandwich walls. His current research interests include seismic engineering (mainly viscous dampers and structural health monitoring of historical constructions and infrastructures) and the use of automation and metal additive manufacturing (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing technology) in construction. . He is a member of the European TG8 task group: Seismic Behaviour of irregular and complex structures, of the ASTM committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing and of the European COST action Circular B. He is coordinating the research group on Automation and Additive manufacturing in Construction at the University of Bologna (Additive Manufacturing and Automation in Construction (unibo.it). He is currently involved in several national and European projects dealing with metal AM.
Politecnico di TorinoItaly
Abdollah Saboori was a visiting researcher at the University of Birmingham-UK in 2016 and then completed his Ph.D. with honours in 2017 in the field of Materials Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Additive Manufacturing at the Politecnico di Torino. He is an editorial board member of several international journals in metallurgy and materials engineering and a member of the scientific committee of several international conferences. Abdollah Saboori is an author of more than 80 articles in the field of material engineering and new manufacturing processes in Scopus-indexed journals and has a US patent in the field of ceramic AM. In recent years, he has won several international awards for his research in the field of materials engineering. One of the most prestigious honours is his consecutive presence in the list of the top 2% Scientists in the world in 2021 and 2022. His research deals with the relationship between the properties of metal materials and additive manufacturing processes. He has participated in several regional and European research projects in the field of additive manufacturing processes and has extensive collaborations with several international research institutions and companies.
University of PortoPortugal
Rúben Pereira is an Assistant Professor of Biomaterials at ICBAS – Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (University of Porto) and Assistant Researcher at the Biofabrication Group at i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in 3D bioprinting of cell-instructive hydrogel bioinks. Rúben Pereira has been collaborating with the pharmaceutical industry in the design of biomaterials for skin repair and has been invited as a professor atPolytechnic Institute of Leiria (ESSL) and the University of Porto(ISEP). He has also been involved in research projects supported by the industry, and national and international agencies in the fields of bioengineering, 3D bioprinting, and tissue engineering. His research interests focus on the development of dynamic hydrogels and bioinks for the bioprinting of biomimetic cell microenvironments and in vitro tissue models for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, in particular, to address relevant challenges in skin healthcare.
University of AveiroPortugal
Sara Fateixa is a Researcher at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials. In 2013, she completed her PhD in Nanosciences& Nanotechnology at the University of Aveiro. Since then, she has begun a research line at CICECO that combines nanomaterials chemical synthesis and Raman spectroscopy applied to sustainable nanotechnologies. In 2017, her work was internationally recognized by WITec Silver Award-2017 for original and innovative research using Confocal Raman microscopy, and she was awarded the Best Scientific project 2022 Award by CICECO-UA. Her interests include Spectroscopy imaging techniques, hybrid materials containing 2D materials and metallic nanoparticles, and health and environmental applications. She co-authored 52 papers, 2 conference articles, and 1 book chapter. She gave 2 invitation oral presentations and 1 keynote lecture. She has 1 patent under the subject of paper-based SERS substrates for water quality monitoring.
João Pedro Oliveira is currently an assistant professor at the Materials Science Department of FCT/NOVA, Portugal. Prior to his current appointment at FCT/NOVA, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Welding Engineering program of The Ohio State University, United State. He did his PhD in laser welding of shape memory alloys at FCT/NOVA, while being a visiting researcher at the Center of Advanced Materials Joining of the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests focus on welding and fusion-based additive manufacturing of advanced engineering materials, with special scientific interest on less conventional engineering alloys such as shape memory and high entropy alloys. His research group is also heavily invested in the use of high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction for fine probing of the material microstructure ex-situ or in-situ. He currently supervises 10 PhD students in the areas of welding and additive manufacturing. He is also an Associate Editor of Additive Manufacturing (Elsevier).
University of StrathclydeUK
Dr. Qi Liu is a Research Associate, working in the Ultra Precision Manufacturing of advanced materials at the Center for Precision Manufacturing at the University of Strathclyde (UoS) since 2021. Before joining the UoS, Dr. Qi Liu finished his Ph.D. study at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and spent two years (2018~2020) at the University of Nottingham as a visiting Ph.D. student. Dr. Qi Liu has established an international reputation in ultra-precision manufacturing of advanced materials, as evidenced by more than 40+ papers in peer-reviewed highly ranked journals (e.g.,Int. J. Mach. Tool ManuandMaterials & Design) and international conferences. Dr. Qi Liu is the topic Guest Editor of Materials (SCI) the Glasgow Young member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a member of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), also amember of the Organizing Committee of the 8th International Conference on Nanomanufacturing & the 4th AET Symposium on ACSM and Digital Manufacturing (nanoMan2022 & AET 2022. Dr. Qi Liu also served as the Reviewer for lots of SCI journals includingInt. J. Mach. Tool Manu.,Materials and Design, ACS Appl Mater Inter, Opt. Express, Appl. Optics.
University of BrasovRomania
Zsolt Asztalos is a Ph.D. student since 2021 in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. In 2021, he got his MSc in Simulation and Testing in Mechanical Engineering, from the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. His thesis is focusing on the influence of printing parameters on the mechanical properties of printed parts. His research is based on an alternative method named Modern Dimensional Analysis. Parallel he was a production engineer at a tool production company for 3 years, and now he is head of the production at a sheet metal processing company. Therefore, he is also interested in 3D printed tooling, for example, molds and fixtures.
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