Dr. Jerry Fuh is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Co-Director of NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) focused on biomedical technologies. He is a Fellow of SME and ASME and a PE from California, USA. Dr. Fuh has devoted himself to the research of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes or 3D Printing (3DP) since 1995. He and his colleagues have established the NUS’s AM/3DP research programme focusing on biomedical applications and set up an advanced 3DP laboratories through several research & development grants with industrial collaborations.
In 2005, he received the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award for the work on “Development of Rapid Prototyping Technologies for Precision and Biomedical Engineering” from the Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES) in recognition of outstanding engineering skills which have made notable contributions to progress engineering in Singapore. He has published over 350 technical papers in advanced manufacturing and design, and supervised over 80 graduate students with over 50 are PhD students. He also serves in more than 10 refereed journals as Editor, Associate Editor or Editorial Board Members related to design, manufacturing and AM/3DP
Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda worked in industry and university over 35 years in number of countries. He is currently Professor in Smart Systems and Project Director: Airports of the Future Research in Queensland University of Technology, Australia. During past three decades Prof. Yarlagadda his wealth of knowledge in the broad fields of Bio-manufacturing, 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacgturing to address various Orthoapedic and cardio-vascular medical devices problems. He has active collaborations with various medical institutes namely; Princes Alexandria Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane,Australia, Singapore Government Hospital, Singapore and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He had active collaboration with number of surgeons and in both orthopedic and cardio-vascular fields. His recent works on fracture fixation and production of actericidal surfaces on orthopedic implants to minimize post-surgical infection received international attention and greatly enhanced quality of life in aged population. He had number of distinguished appointments in various universities in India, China and Australia. He received more than $15M funding for his research for various national and international collaborators and he published more than 500 papers with number of key note speeches delivered across the world. In 2012 he received a Prestigious Great Honour Award for his outstanding and life time contribution to the discipline of manufacturing in world Arena from Materials Division of Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2016 Professor Yarlagadda was awarded Order of Australia Medal and included in Queens Birthday Honours list in recognition of his outstanding service to Engineering Profession and Indian Community in Queensland, Australia. He is Editor in Chief of Journal of Engineering Technology, Deputy Editor-in-chief, International journal of Achievements in Materials and manufacturing Engineering, International journal of Achieves of Materials Science and Engineering, and also editorial board member of 18 ISI listed Journals. Prof. Prasad had number of community leadership roles as President, Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc., President, The India Australia Society Incl. President, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, (Chapter-209). USA, Chair Person, GOPIO International Science and Technology council are among other leadership positions during past decade
Soshu Kirihara is a doctor of engineering and a professor of Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan. In his main investigation “Materials Tectonics” for environmental improvements of “Geotechnology”, multi-dimensional structures were successfully fabricated to modulate energy and materials flows effectively. Ceramic and metal components were fabricated directly by smart additive manufacturing, design and evaluation (Smart MADE) using high power ultraviolet laser lithography. Original stereolithography systems were developed, and new start-up company “SK-Fine” was established through academic-industrial collaboration.
Shadi Nazarian, Associate Professor at the Stuckeman School of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University,holds a Post-Professional degree in architecture from Cornell University, a Professional Bachelor of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from University of Minnesota. She and her multidisciplinary research teams have achievedinnovative material interfaces, seamless and sequential transition from geopolymer mortar to transparent glass –– presenting novel solutions for building in harsh conditions where impermeability between and through surface materials is required;have advanced the state of the art in additive construction technology for terrestrial and planetary applications, and earned awards in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.