Paul Collins
Paul Collins

Senior Lecturer

Deakin University

Paul is senior lecturer in "design and product development" in the School of Engineering at Deakin University. He has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Commerce and a PhD in Engineering. He has worked for General Motors, Ford and Worley Parsons as well as a consultant, before joining Deakin in an academic role. Since being at Deakin he has develop research partnerships with Quiksilver and Baum Cycles in the sport technology area as well as being a part of various technology and design based start-ups including a new project in the nano-fibre space. One of his research areas is the intersection of technology, design and people and ultimately how we “design better products”.

Paul D’Urso
Paul D’Urso

Neurosurgeon & Founder

Anatomics

Mr Paul S D’Urso is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne Australia. Mr D’Urso has extensive experience in research, clinical teaching, and medico-legal opinion. He is internationally recognised as a leading Australian neurosurgeon, scientist, and innovator. Mr Paul S D'Urso is Australian born and educated. He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Honours in 1988. Mr D'Urso completed Neurosurgical training and invented the technology of BioModelling with groundbreaking PhD research. Mr D'Urso went on to found Anatomics one of the worlds most innovative medical device companies. Mr D'Urso is the Chairman of the Anatomics group of companies. Mr D’Urso completed a fellowship at the Cambridge University Academic Neurosurgery unit and a clerkship at Harvard University. Mr D'Urso has published and presented over 120 scientific papers and holds multiple international patents. He has won over 25 prestigious research awards and prizes. Mr D’Urso has been systematically investigating emerging technologies in surgery for over 20 years. Outcomes from BioModelling, disc arthroplasty, patient specific prosthetics and minimally invasive surgery have been studied and reported.

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Mazher Iqbal Mohammed
Mazher Iqbal Mohammed

Research Fellow in Advance Design

Deakin University’s School of Engineering

Mazher Mohammed is a Research Fellow in Advance Design at Deakin University’s School of Engineering. His research interests see him working very closely with industry, clinicians and various national/international academic institutes, and he currently leads several applied engineering projects which encompass 3D medical technologies, sustainable engineering solutions and micro/nano systems. He is highly passionate about innovating the area of medical 3D printing and is an integral member of both the Deakin Biomedical Manufacturing research group and the Deakin branch of the newly formed ARC funded medical additive manufacturing training hub. He has also successfully translated several of his current research projects into working medical devices, demonstrating the clinical use of 3D printing technologies for facial prosthetics and a combined maxilla/dental implantable device production, which have received national and international media coverage.

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Kae Woei Lim
Kae Woei Lim

Creative Director

Imaginables

Kae Woei is the Creative Director at Imaginables who are the official distributor of Ultimaker 3D Printers in Australia. He also founded a little Design Studio called XYZ Workshop which allowed him to expand his digital skills to create some amazing digital design. His work have been featured on Discovery Channel and even part of the permanent collection in the Sydney MAAS Museum.

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Jennifer Loy
Jennifer Loy

Professor of Integrated Product Design

University of Technology Sydney

Jennifer Loy is Professor of Integrated Product Design at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a background in industrial design education and design for manufacture in the UK and Australia. Her research focuses on digital fabrication, in particular 3D printing, and its impact on design and practice. Jennifer has been an invited speaker around the world on designing for 3D printing. Her research collaborations and supervision work across disciplines, applying design and 3D printing as a transformative technology in diverse situations, from commercial practice and industrial applications, to digital fashion design, humanitarian logistics and medical modeling.

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Stefan Ritt
Stefan Ritt

VP-Head of global marketing and communications

SLM Solutions GmbH

Stefan Ritt, after earning his engineering degree in technical physics from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany, started his career in RP/AM in 1985 when running a prototype lab in the R&D arm of a Dutch-German coffee and vending machine company. After that, he held positions in QA for a Danish group and product management for mid-sized US-German company.. In 1998, Stefan took on international sales and marketing of RP tooling products for a UK/German joint venture. In this capacity, he was successful in international markets with the development and support of the transition of RPT and metal AM equipment into production equipment. Stefan now works for SLM Solutions where he continues his efforts to grow the metal AM market internationally. In 2011, he was the appointed as the European liaison officer for AMUG, the global user group for Additive manufacturing. With more than 16 years of direct global work experience in the AM field Stefan is one of the known senior promoters and supporter of the industry on the international stage.

April Staines
April Staines

Co-Founder

Girl Geek Academy

April is an Architect for Digital @ NAB and Co-Founder of Girl Geek Academy: A girl geek with passion for all facets of technology from making, digital fabrication, and application development. April describes herself as a “Maker” and a “Geek” she has a passion to create, starting back in the in the day as a software developer and now works as an architect for Digital at NAB. Outside of her day job her passion for creating and making combines her love for geek culture (she is a massive Star Wars fan) and digital fabrication, 3d Printing, robotics and what we used to know as “craft”. April is also one of the co-founders of Girl Geek Academy, an organisation who’s aim is to help increase the number of women in tech

Ross Stevens
Ross Stevens

Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design

Victoria University of Wellington

Ross has been a practicing Industrial designer for over 30 years with projects ranging from military urinals to designer televisions. During his diverse career he has worked with some remarkably creative people including Philippe Starck in Paris and is currently the Industrial design program director at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and co-owner/founder of Pureaudio. He has been focusing (some would say obsessed) with additive manufacturing for the past 15 years and specialises in multi-property 4D printing. Examples of his teams research can be seen here http://made.ac.nz/

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Garrison Zong
Garrison Zong

Chairman and CEO

3DP Technology Inc

Dr. Garrison Zong is currently the Chairman of Guoqian Technology Research Institute, CEO of 3D Printing Technology, Inc., Director of 3D Printing Technology Committee of China Powder Metallurgy Alliance,Member of Technology Committee of Additive Manufacturing Alliance of China,Committee Member of Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology. He was also President of Houston US-China Chamber of Commerce in Texas, USA. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin in 1991,with his Ph.D.in Materials Science and Engineering, specializing in 3D Printing. He has awarded more than 30 patents. In 1993, Dr. Zong and team developed the first commercial industrial 3D Printing system in China, named Automated Fabrication System (AFS) then. In 1994, he co-founded the joint venture company Beijing Longyuan AFS Company, the first company in China dedicated in 3D printing business. In 2013, he founded 3D Printing Technology, Inc. and in 2014, Shenzhen 7th Technology Co.,Ltd.. His group of business covers 3D Printing systems for industrial, prosumers and consumers, 3D Printing materials, 3D Printing health and medical application and 3D Printing services.

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