Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy
John Barnes is the Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic Titanium & Engineered Products . He helps shape the R&D budget and activities across manufacturing operations and influences future business. Previously, he was Director of the High Performance Metal Industries Program for CSIRO, the national science agency for Australia. There oversaw the R&D and Commercialization activities and investments in the program’s two principal areas: Metal Production & Interface Design and Additive Manufacturing. His aerospace background includes lengthy positions at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) Engines where he supported gas turbine Advanced Technology and was Program Manager of Marine Engines programs and as Senior Manager for Manufacturing Exploration and Development at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. At Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for developments in advanced polymers, composites, carbon nano tubes, novel titanium production and processing, additive manufacturing of both polymer and metallic systems and low observable manufacturing methods. Primarily, John has a background in materials performance and processing relationships, but has led groups to develop low emission combustors, advanced polymers and low observable technology. John has 3 US patents, 6 International patents pending, has more than 80 invited presentations is published internationally. In 2014 he was awarded Purdue University’s Outstanding Materials Engineer of the Year and was given an Adjunct professorship at RMIT. In 2015, he became an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. John holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.
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As a Frontier Tech Evangelist, Tyler lives and breathes technology. He works with startups and the Fortune 100 alike to launch new initiatives in 3D printing, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and NeuroTech. As a writer and analyst, he has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, GigaOm, and Computer World, in addition to chairing or keynoting more than twenty international conferences, including Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse. As a student, Tyler is pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford University. He also serves as a General Partner at Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on frontier technology. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and resides in Palo Alto, CA.
Tyler Benster is speaker of the following sessions:
Head of Marketing & Communications
ACEO® - 3D Printing with Silicones
Katharina is Head of Marketing & Communications of the ACEO® team. It’s kind of a start-up inside Wacker Chemie AG and known for its pioneering technology in 3D printing with silicones. A proven expert in marketing and communication, her career spans more than twelve years in the automotive and chemical industry. Katharina’s passion for technology and new opportunities inspires her audience far beyond the 3D printing community.
Katharina Berres is speaker of the following session:
Technical Director, Metals Technology
Exova Group plc
Dr. Prabir Chaudhury is one of the Technical Directors at Exova focused on global Metals Technology discipline. Exova is a global testing, quality assurance, and advising company with more than 140 laboratories in 32 countries including more than 50 metals technology laboratories around the globe. He is very active in Additive Manufacturing industry through his involvement in America Makes, ASTM F42 committee, ASM International, SME, and industry programs. Dr. Chaudhury is a Metallurgical Engineer by trade and has long association with Aerospace and Defense manufacturing industry. He began his professional career at National Center for Metalworking Technology where he developed and managed several large forging and forming related programs for US Navy Manufacturing Technology Program. He also served as the Chief Metallurgist at General Dynamics - Ordnance and Tactical Systems. He has the requisite metallurgical and structure-property relations knowledge and Materials and Processing background to help the metal 3D printing industry, including the machine developers, part manufacturers and the component designers. He also has strong affiliations and involvement in testing and processing standards organizations to assist in future progress of the Additive Manufacturing technologies.
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Managing Director, Investment Banking
Bryan is a Managing Director at Mooreland Partners in the Silicon Valley office. Bryan joined Mooreland in 2013 and has over thirteen years of experience advising technology companies on strategic and financial transactions, completing over 50 transactions in his career. At Mooreland, Bryan is responsible for origination, transaction execution, relationship management and business development in the industrial technologies, electronics and clean energy sectors, including leading the firm’s 3D printing efforts. Prior to Mooreland, Bryan was a Director and Head of the Clean Energy and Industrial Technology Investment Banking Group at ThinkEquity, where he focused broadly on the clean energy and industrial technology sectors, including advanced manufacturing, lighting and efficiency, energy storage and alternative transportation, emerging environmental technologies, capital equipment, and alternative energy generation. Previously, Bryan was also a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company. Bryan holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.
Bryan Dow is speaker of the following session:
President, NYC Health Business Leaders
Inside 3D Printing New York Medical Track Chair
Bunny Ellerin is a senior healthcare executive who is passionate about driving change in our current system. Over the past two decades, she has amassed a track record of building and leading extraordinary healthcare organizations – many from launch. The diversity of her experiences, which has included healthcare delivery, life sciences (pharma and medtech) and digital health, has given her a broad-based knowledge of the entire ecosystem. Bunny is a prolific writer and speaker, and is frequently invited to present her POV at industry conferences. Currently, Bunny splits her time advising clients through Ellerin Health Media (EHM) and running NYC Health Business Leaders as its president. As an experienced general manager, with a particular expertise in marketing, Bunny helps clients with product strategy, market entry, business development, strategic communications and digital marketing. Her clients are typically small-to-mid-sized firms in digital health, healthcare services, healthcare delivery and communications/advertising. Most recently, she has been working with Onsite Dental as its Chief Marketing Officer. NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) is a professional community that Bunny co-founded with Dr. Yin Ho in 2009 to build a healthcare ecosystem in the tri-state region. The organization fosters collaboration across sectors and brings together the best minds to discuss important issues and spur innovation. NYCHBL holds quarterly events on cutting-edge topics and counts nearly 3,000 senior executives within its network. Bunny received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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As CEO of Create O&P and Head Clinician for Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, Jeff Erenstone CPO has built a practice which specializes in custom and small production designs for Adaptive Athlete. In 2015 Create O&P started by fabricating prosthetic components out of flexible 3D printed materials and in 2016 has branched into selling complete systems for prosthetic practitioners to fabricate 3D printed devices in their office.
Jeff is educated as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and has two offices in Northern New York. In addition to his clinician practices, Jeff holds a position on the multiple Enable Community Foundation Advisory Boards. He is a member of the Mobility Saves Committee which is designed to educate stakeholders about the field of Prosthetic and Orthotics. He volunteers with Camp No limits, a camp for children with limb loss. As well he is a principal founder of Operation Namaste, an organization which is dedicated to improving O and P care in Nepal. He believes that future of care in the developing world will use a combination traditional Orthotic and Prosthetic techniques and modern 3D printed designs.
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Patrick F. Flowers (1984) received his B.S. in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. Currently Patrick is a graduate student in Chemistry at Duke University under the direction of Professor Benjamin J. Wiley where he is planning to defend his Ph.D. thesis this spring. His research interests include nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, additive manufacturing materials development, and discovery of new methods for additive manufacturing of electronics.
Patrick Flowers is speaker of the following session:
Izabella Godsey: Ms. Godsey is the Sales Manager for ALGIX 3D. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama. She has experience in sales, pricing, negotiating, product trials, chemical engineering, project leadership, project design, writing technical reports, and developing and writing proposals. As Sales Manager, she is responsible for sales and commercial development of ALGIX 3D products globally. Izabella is a motivated individual who bridges the technical gap between ALGIX companies and our clients.
Izabella Godsey is speaker of the following session:
Director of Business Development
Dan Grigoras is a 3D Printing professional with strong implementation experience in strategy, operations, sales, procurement, process reengineering, and data analytics. Prior to leading the business development team at 3D Hubs, Dan managed the supply chain and extensive network of vendors at Shapeways.
Dan Grigoras is speaker of the following session:
Gary Halada Ph.D.
Associate Professor & UG Program Director (ESG)
Stony Brook University
Dr. Gary P. Halada is an Associate Professor and Director of the Director of the Additive Manufacturing Prototyping and Applications Center (AMPAC) in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University. He has over a hundred publications, including several chapters in technical books and papers in a number of international materials research journals. He is also director of the undergraduate program in Engineering Science, and a principal investigator or co-principal investigator for research programs in state-of-the-art functional materials and coatings development, nanoscale engineering for energy and environmental applications, and materials design for advanced manufacturing, as well as for education programs from the middle school to the graduate level.
Gary Halada Ph.D. is speaker of the following session:
Barbara Hanna, PhD is the founder of Cyant. Barbara is a Technologist and Entrepreneur passionate about fostering technology that educates, empowers and/or connects individuals. Cyant connects art and technology to foster learning, creativity and engagement through its product, an educational platform that lets kids of all ages turn their drawings and writings into 3D Prints, and STEAM workshops. A woman owned and led company working towards B-Corp status, Cyant is particularly committed to help empowering women and girls. Cyant is also committed to continuously developing novel tools and experiences for the benefit of its customers and community, and is proud to contribute to women-led tech innovation.
Barbara Hanna is moderator of the following session:
Chris Higgins is a patent attorney who has developed a global reputation as an authoritative source on 3D printing and intellectual property. He has been a featured speaker at 3D printing and additive manufacturing events around the world, educating the industry on innovative solutions to capitalize on 3D printing intellectual property. His 3D printing practice at Orrick includes advising companies on all aspects of intellectual property. Chris also partners with Orrick’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group and Technology Companies Group to help clients grow their businesses and capitalize on market opportunities.
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John has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the large IP firms in the world) for over 30 years, where he has litigated close to 100 IP cases. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group and advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses. John frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. He is the author of a popular book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured.” His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he writes a column for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John is a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award.
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Louis-Victor Jadavji (or “LV”) is an entrepreneur with a focus on health, artificial intelligence, and 3D-printing. LV co-founded Wiivv in the summer of 2014. Wiivv has since raised US$10M in venture capital, has a team of 30 people in Vancouver and San Diego, and its inaugural product – a custom fit 3D-printed orthotic insole – is the most successful consumer 3D-printed product of all-time. In 2016, he was selected to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Manufacturing and Industry, the youngest on the list at 22. LV also acts as an advisor to artificial intelligence companies, and is on the Board of Directors and the Speaker’s Committee for the Canadian Club. Formerly, LV has worked in marketing and business development roles at Atlassian Software (NASDAQ: TEAM) and Pardon Services Canada. He also co-founded Turnyp, an app service that pushes restaurant dishes that match nutritional needs, and NexDrive, a natural gas compressor distributor which he exited to private investors. His 3D printed parts for vintage cars have been featured on the History Channel as a key piece of innovation in the car parts aftermarket. He is an alumnus of Claremont McKenna College and NextCanada. LV has presented at Inside 3D Printing in New York, TTIVanguard in Detroit, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the Kairos Global Summit in Los Angeles. He has also been featured in business and industry media like Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Inc. Magazine, Business News Network, VentureBeat, MonteCristo Magazine, the Financial Post, CTV News, Business in Vancouver, and the Huffington Post.
Louis-Victor Jadavji is speaker of the following session:
Technology Development Fellow
Wyss Insitute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
David is currently a Technology Development Fellow at the Wyss Insitute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, working on 3D Organ Engineering. As a Ph.D. student in Jennifer Lewis’ lab at Harvard University, David developed a method 3D bioprinting of vascularized, heterogeneous tissues. Through a combination of materials, engineering, and biological advances, this work laid the ground work for follow on papers including the creation of thick vascularized tissue ~1 cm in thickness, and tissue-specific proximal tubule model suitable for disease modeling and drug screening. His work has been featured in top peer-reviewed publications and popular press outlets. Notably, in 2015 David was awarded first prize in National Collegiate Inventor’s Competition for graduate students, an annual prize given by the US patent office for the year’s top graduate student inventor.
David Kolesky is speaker of the following session:
Senior Portfolio Manager
3D Tech Plus, LLC & Trent Capital Management
President, CFO and Senior Portfolio Manager of Trent Capital Management, a Greensboro, NC-based Registered Investment Advisor providing investment management services since 1987. David is also the Chief Investment Officer for 3D Tech Plus, a private fund/LLC formed in July 2013 with the sole objective of investing in companies involved in the 3D printing industry. He is also responsible for implementing strategic planning and assumes many client-related responsibilities including portfolio reviews. Prior to joining Trent Capital, David was employed by Belk Stores Services in their audit department. David received his bachelor degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, later obtaining his MBA from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. In August 2000, he received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA N.C. Society.
David Labiak is speaker of the following session:
Head of Business Development & Sales
Pieter Limburg is Head of Business Development & Sales at Shapeways, the world's leading 3D printing service and marketplace. He joined Shapeways in 2012 and was responsible for the EU Supply Chain for two years before moving to New York to take on his current position. Before joining Shapeways, Pieter owned retail stores in the Netherlands, running a successful combination of eCommerce and physical retail.
Pieter Limburg is speaker of the following session:
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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Co-Director, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration
Columbia University Medical Center
Jeremy J. Mao is currently professor at Columbia University and Edwin Robinson Endowed Chair. Dr. Mao’s research has been at the interface between stem cell biology and biomaterials. His research group has made several important discoveries in endogenous stem cells that are recruited into 3D printed biomaterials for the healing of tissue and organ defects, including a cover article in the Lancet. In addition, Dr. Mao’s work has been published in Nature Medicine, Lancet, Science Translational Medicine, Cell Stem Cell, etc. Dr. Mao has published over 260 scientific papers and proceedings, and written 2 books. Dr. Mao’s research has led to over 70 patents and establishment of 2 biotechnology companies. Dr. Mao has received a number of prestigious awards including Yasuda award, IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and Spenadel Award. Dr. Mao is consultant to funding agencies in the United States (NIH, NSF, DARPA), and over 18 other countries.
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Frank is the President and CEO of Rize Inc. In 2013, he was the Vice President of Global Field Operations for Stratasys LTD, responsible for the worldwide materials business as well as the company expansion into dental and medical 3D printing. Prior to the merge of Stratasys and Objet, Frank was the president of Objet’s North American subsidiary. He started this subsidiary in 2006 and grew it to a $1.5B valuation by 2012, setting up the merger with Stratasys. Prior to Objet, Frank held various senior management positions, including the US President of Elbit Vision Systems and VP of Sales for Orbotech’s PCB division based in the USA and Europe. Frank holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Frank Marangell is speaker of the following session:
Mach 5 Ventures
Oliver has been a leading entrepreneur and manager of emerging technologies for more than twenty years. Oliver is a partner at Mach 5 Ventures advising and investing in early stage data-driven digital, hardware, and robotic companies.A portion of his investment portfolio includes socially conscious innovations for improving the lives of people with disabilities, such as Que Innovations (a robotic device for Autism therapy) and Ekso Bionics (an exoskeleton for paraplegics). Previously, he was the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of RobotGalaxy, a retail entertainment brand that he founded in 2006. As father of five, Oliver launched RobotGalaxy to fill a personal need: he wanted a wholesome activity for his son. Today, RobotGalaxy’s patented toys are available nationally at Toys’R'Us, Nordstrom Department Stores, and online with a growing virtual world and library of mobile apps.
Oliver Mitchell is speaker of the following session:
President & CEO
After founding Fabrisonic in late 2011, Mark and the Fabrisonic team transformed a research program and turned it into a successful commercial business. Fabrisonic has enjoyed year over year double digit growth and is now providing machines and 3D printing services to clients around the world. Previously, Mark worked as a Senior Project Manager at EWI where he managed multi-million dollar research programs. This included large programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Naval Research, and the Ohio Department of Development. Mr Norfolk also worked with a small internal team to create the EWI Energy Center in co-operation with the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to joining EWI, Mr Norfolk spent ten years at Deere & Company in Moline, IL. At John Deere he performed both technical and management rolls. As a Senior Test Engineer, he helped develop advance methodologies for performing fatigue-based testing of off-highway vehicles. In a management role, he led the company’s virtual engineering programs including virtual prototyping, virtual manufacturing, and virtual reality concepts. He has had varied shop floor experiences including managing thirty five union welders in a production environment.
BS Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University
MBA, University of Iowa
Licensed PE in the state of Ohio
Certified Project Management Professional
Mark Norfolk is speaker of the following session:
Senior Manager in the Business Development Division
Brian Oh is a senior manager in the Business Development Division at SK Chemicals. Brian has over 17 years experience in technical sales, engineering and business development in Canada, US and Korea after receiving his Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. SK Chemicals, an affiliate of the SK Group, is a South Korea based chemical company focusing on eco-friendly materials and high performance polymers. SK Chemicals launched a new brand name called “SKYPLETE”, which uses specially designed resins and compounds for 3D printing, and currently supplies SKYPLETE products to FDM filament manufacturers in the US, Europe, Australia, China and South East Asia.
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AJ (Alfonso) Perez is the co-founder and CEO of NVBOTS, manufacturer of the world’s first fully-automated, cloud-connected 3D printer. AJ holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ’13 and Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing ’14 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AJ has developed and taught several classes during his career. Most recently, he co-developed the first graduate-level 3D printing class for the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dedicated to inspiring young innovators nationwide and beyond, AJ now lectures at MIT in the new 3D Printing course and guest lectures at Stanford and BU on 3D printing. Further, in collaboration with Citizen Schools, AJ developed a team-based experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. AJ was also a teaching assistant for the MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership and an engineering design teaching assistant for the MITES program. Prior to NVBOTS, AJ worked as a strategy consultant in Boston and London.
Frank Platt is a Senior Director for SAP in the solutions area: Line of Business – Manufacturing. He joined SAP in 2005 as a part of the acquisition of Lighthammer, now known as SAP MII, where he served as VP Sales and Marketing from its’ inception. He has deep background in sensors, controls, process automation, MES, and enterprise software. His current activities support the SAP Manufacturing strategy and roadmap, focused on digitization strategies that leverage a global Industry 4.0 approach. Frank is also very active with the SAP industrial Internet of Things strategy, providing thought leadership and strategies in this emerging technology area.
Frank Platt is speaker of the following session:
Product Portfolio Management
Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
Mark Rushton is a Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS, in the Desktop products team, focused on Additive Manufacturing. Mark has been involved with 3D CAD and 3D Printing for over 15 years in several capacities from research to consulting for the likes of Rolls Royce, GE, JCB and Dyson.
Mark Rushton is speaker of the following session:
Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs
Mohsen Seifi joined ASTM International in September 2016 as a 1st director of additive manufacturing programs. Currently he is also having an appointment as a staff scientist/researcher in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He received both his master and doctoral degree from CWRU in materials science and engineering (2011-2015). He has conducted extensive work on qualification of advanced materials including Titanium and super alloys made by additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for use in critical applications. He has co-authored more than 20 publications and has presented more than 60 talks at various technical meetings while also receiving various technical society honors and awards including 2015 and 2014 ASTM International Scholarship Awards, 2015 TMS Henry Dewitt Smith Scholarship, 2015 ASM International President Award and 2014 ASTM Design Project Grant. He is currently working at ASTM International as a director of Additive Manufacturing Programs to facilitate additive manufacturing standardization across all ASTM technical committees and partnerships as well as development of new AM related products and services within ASTM.
Mohsen Seifi is speaker of the following session:
Founder of MirrorMe3D
Bio: Dr. Carrie Stern is the founder of MirrorMe3D, a New York based start-up that provides patient specific 3D printed models to plastic surgeons and their patients, which can be used in the operating room and office. Dr. Stern attended medical school at New York University Medical Center and is currently completing her plastic surgery residency. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications with a focus on 3D technology in plastic surgery. She has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences worldwide.
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Krishnan Suresh is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He graduated in 1998 from Cornell with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He later served as an Engineering Manager at Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Philadelphia from 1998 through 2002. He has received numerous peer-reviewed grants, including the prestigious NSF Career award in 2007. His research interests are in topology optimization, finite element analysis and high-performance computing. He has co-authored over 35 journal papers, and 50 conference papers, two of which have received best-paper awards from ASME.
Krishnan Suresh is speaker of the following session:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Oren Tepper is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has particular expertise in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery (specialized surgery of the face, nose, and underlying bone structure). He is Director of Aesthetic Surgery, and Director of the Craniofacial Surgery Program at Montefiore Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Tepper completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an invited speaker speaker at national and international meetings, and an author of over fifty textbook chapters and journal articles, Dr. Tepper is recognized as a leader in the field. Dr. Tepper’s early pioneering work on 3D imaging, 3D printing, and stem cell therapy to reverse age-related damage, have earned him a number of awards from national plastic surgery organizations.
Oren Tepper is speaker of the following session:
Senior Project Engineer
L3 Technologies Brashear
David Tomas is currently a Senior Project Engineer at L3 Technologies Brashear in Pittsburgh, PA working on advanced electro-optical systems for the defense industry. Previously, he led the design and develop of systems utilizing multispectral imaging for medical, military, and security applications. He also was instrumental in launching several products related to COPD patient care. Early in his career, he worked as a test engineer designing equipment for material characterization testing in the aerospace, nuclear, mining, and medical sectors. Throughout his career, the challenge to meet stringent cost and weight requirements lead to utilizing 3-d printing technology to optimize designs. Dave received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and is currently pursuing his MBA.
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Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. He has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Recently he published a best practice guide titled How to Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Business.
Mike Vasquez is speaker of the following session:
New York University School of Medicine
Nicole Wake, a PhD candidate in biomedical imaging at the New York University School of Medicine, investigates the intersection of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3D printing, and medical practice. With expertise in image post-processing and interest in the mathematical challenges of medical image analysis, Nicole builds visualization methods that distill the abstract data of magnetic resonance acquisitions to the tactile experience of physical, 3D objects. She has coupled MRI data with a range of 3D printing technologies to create individualized anatomically precise cancer models for pre-operative planning. Specifically, she is using these models to guide clinical care and is investigating the impact that these models can make in pre-surgical planning and patient outcomes.
Nicole Wake is speaker of the following sessions:
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor
New York University (NYU)
Dr. Lukasz Witek is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in Department of Biomaterials at New York University (NYU). Dr. Witek is also the Lab Director of the Materials and Testing Laboratory with the Department of Biomaterials. Dr. Witek conducts research on dental and orthopedic materials, especially those composed of ceramics and titanium alloys. Additionally, the majority of the research Dr. Witek focuses on the use of 3D printers to print custom scaffolds for bone regeneration. Dr. Witek obtained his B.Sci. in Biology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), M.Sci. in Biomaterials and Biomimetics from New York University (New York, NY), and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a focus on materials science from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK). In 2014 Dr. Witek received the Jean & Robert Schuetz Distinguished Graduate Fellowship at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Witek has authored and co-authored over 25 publications in biomaterials.
Lukasz Witek is speaker of the following session:
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 250 organizations in 25 countries, as well as to 175+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 140 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He has appeared on any television and radio news programs and is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed
industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 22 consecutive years.
Terry Wohlers is speaker of the following session:
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Inc.
Bill is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research in Cambridge MA. He has worked in numerous fields, including additive manufacturing, meta-materials, wireless power, text classification, expert systems, real-time signal processing, jet engine production, and SETI. He is the author of the CRM114 spam filter, has appeared as a continuing character in educational science television, and was voted one of the 50 most important people in computer network security by Network World magazine. He earned a PhD in Systems Engineering from Rensselaer in 1987, holds 45 patents, published over fifty papers and book chapters, and has an Erdos number of 3 and a Kevin Bacon number of 3 as well.
William Yerazunis is speaker of the following session:
President and Founder
Avante Technology, LLC
Robert Zollo is President and Founder of Avante Technology, LLC, a developer and marketer of advanced 3D printing products for industrial applications. Mr. Zollo has over 30 years experience in managing the development, commercialization and adoption of high technology products for a range of industries. He has applied his material science expertise in the formulation, design and production of plastic products ranging from toasters to sea kayaks and a wide variety of industrial applications. A serial entrepreneur, he founded Avante Technology specifically to address the needs of manufacturing companies seeking to broaden the use of 3D printing in their work flow without a large capital investment. Mr. Zollo developed and commercialized the first carbon nanotube reinforced composite plastic filaments for desktop 3D printers. He is working with a number of “top ten” manufacturers in the automotive industry to apply this carbon nanotube based technology for light-weighting applications and for rapid creation of 3D printed injection molds for pilot production of parts. Mr. Zollo has an engineering degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Southern Illinois University and has conducted graduate studies in chemical engineering at USC.
Bob Zollo is speaker of the following session: