Invited Speakers

 Osama Awadelkarim Pennsylvania State University
 A University-Community College Partnership Model for Meaningful Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Education

Dr. Awadelkarim received his Ph. D. from the J. J. Thompson Physical Laboratory at Reading University, U. K. Prior to joining Penn State, Dr. Awadelkarim worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Linkoping University and the Swedish Defense Research Establishment. His research interests are in nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and related nanomaterials. Dr. Awadelkarim has authored/coauthored over 200 articles in journals, books, chapters in books, and conference proceedings. In 2006 Dr. Awadelkarim was selected by the U. S. National Academy of Sciences as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the United States Department of State. He was also the recipient of Fellowships from the International Seminars in Physics and Chemistry (Sweden) and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (Italy). Dr Awadelkarim¡¯s service to industry and the U. S. governmental departments and agencies included: membership of the Electronic Power Research Institute (EPRI)/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored ¡°Industry-University Team for Flat Panel Display Technologies¡±; membership of ¡°DARPA Technical Team on High Definition Systems¡±; membership of ¡°SEMATECH¡¯s Gate Stack Engineering Working Group¡±; representation of the U. S. Department of State in the ¡°Sub-committee in Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET)¡±; and several participations in the U. S. Government Interagency meetings for Science and Technology agreements with countries in Africa and the Middle East.

 Joseph J. Beaman Univ. of Texas, Austin
 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, and Solid Freeform Fabrication: The Technologies and Applications of the Past, Present and Future

Professor Joseph J. Beaman¡¯s career work has been in design, manufacturing and control. His specific manufacturing research interest is in Solid Freeform Fabrication, a manufacturing technology that produces freeform solid objects directly from a computer model of the object without part-specific tooling or knowledge. Dr. Beaman coined this term in 1987. Professor Beaman initiated research in the area in 1985 and was the first academic researcher in the field. One of the most successful Solid Freeform Fabrication approaches, Selective Laser Sintering, was a process that was developed in his laboratory. In particular, he has worked with graduate students, faculty, and industrial concerns on the fundamental technology that span materials, laser scanning techniques, thermal control, mold making techniques, direct metal fabrication, and biomedical applications. Besides his work in Solid Freeform Fabrication, Professor Beaman has worked extensively with the special metals processing industry to develop next generation process control for remelting processes that are used to produce special metals alloys such as super alloys and titanium alloys. Professor Beaman has pioneered the use of high fidelity physics-based models in real-time manufacturing process control in order to estimate and control important outputs in these remelting processes. In many cases, it would not have been possible to estimate and control these outputs without detailed models of the processes.

 Ken Church Sciperio
 Additive Manufacturing: The Next Frontier for Research, Business and Opportunity

Dr. Church is the founder of Sciperio Inc., a research company for advanced innovation. Sciperio has worked and developed in a wide range of technical areas to include electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water and sensors. Funding for these efforts have come from a variety of private and government entities. Technologies and companies have spun out of Sciperio which include nScrypt (a capital equipment company) and VaxDesign (a rapid vaccine test company). In addition to working with Sciperio he is on the board of directors for nScrypt and 3D Monolithix (an electronic device company). He is a Trustee for the 1213 Charitable Trust (non-profit organization for disadvantaged children) and he serves as co-director of the Structural and Printed Electronic Center within the W.M. Keck Center for 3D innovation at University of Texas El Paso. His research interests have been broad and have reached into lasers, optics, and the various ways in which they interact with different materials, various water technologies, novel antenna designs and optimization, novel and conformal electronic devices and processes, and tissue engineered materials and processes. Dr. Church has managed numerous R&D projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), OCAST, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various private institutions. Dr. Church earned a BS in both Physics and Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

 Ryan Dehoff Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Thinking Beyond Today: Comprehending the Potential of Additive Manufacturing Processes, Materials and Properties

Dr. Ryan Dehoff graduated from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2008. He is currently the Thrust Lead for Metal Additive Manufacturing, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Dehoff facilitates the development of additive manufacturing of components, utilizing various techniques including electron beam melting, laser metal deposition and ultrasonic additive manufacturing. He is developing processing techniques and exploring new materials via additive manufacturing to improve energy efficiency during component production, decrease material waste, and improve material performance.

 Bryan G. Dods GE Power & Water
 Factoring the Impact of Additive Manufacturing

Bryan joined GE Power & Water in July 2008 to establish the Manufacturing Engineering Technology organization. Manufacturing Engineering Technology is responsible for new product and technology introduction across the Global Supply Chain¡¯s factory and supplier network. Bryan has 25 years of manufacturing experience in various quality assurance, production management, and technology development roles. Prior to joining GE, he spent 21 years in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas and The Boeing Company. He has been active in re-establishing manufacturing as a competitive advantage through participation with industry consortiums, government agencies, research institutes and universities. Bryan is building the Manufacturing Engineering Technology organization using a distributed manufacturing technology center operating model to capitalize on the best of GE¡¯s internal resources and leverage partnerships with global experts. Bryan holds a B.S. degree in Metallurgy, Mechanics, & Materials Science from Michigan State University, a M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

 Neil Gershenfeld Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 From Additive vs Subtractive to Digital vs Analog

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from creating molecular quantum computers to virtuosic musical instruments. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. He is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books including Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, and The Physics of Information Technology, and has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, and the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has been named one of Scientific American's 50 leaders in science and technology, as one of 40 Modern-Day Leonardos by the Museum of Science and Industry, has been selected as a CNN/Time/Fortune Principal Voice, and by Prospect/Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 public intellectuals. Dr. Gershenfeld has a BA in Physics with High Honors from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College and Strathclyde University, was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows, and a member of the research staff at Bell Labs.

 Jean-Pierre Kruth Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
 Materials and Processing Issues in Powder Fusion Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Kruth is full professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium), where he is responsible for Production Engineering research and education at the M.E. Department (Recipient of the 1998 CASA/SME University LEAD Award). His activities involves: CAD/CAPP/CAM, production processes, metal cutting, sheet metal manufacturing, non-traditional machining (EDM and laser machining), rapid prototyping and manufacturing, reverse engineering, dimensional metrology and quality control. After obtaining his PhD in 1979, he worked at the Institut Technologi Bandung (ITB, Indonesia, 1979-1982). He was research engineer at the Scientific and Technical Center of the Belgian Metalworking Industry (CRIF/WTCM/Sirris) and half-time consulting engineer at the national ¡®CAD/CAM Stand-By¡¯ service for industry (IWONL), till being nominate full-time professor at KU Leuven in 1987.He is, among others, Fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering), Fellow of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, USA), Honorary member Romanian Society of Mech. Eng., Member IMEKO/BEMEKO (International/Belgian Measuring Confederation). He is founding board member of several companies involved in RP and AM, including Materialise (1990-1997), Metris (1995-2009, now Nikon Metrology) and LayerWise (2008-today). He has been awarded among others the F.W. Taylor Medal (CIRP) and the Knight of the Laser Technology award (Erlangen, Germany), the Industrial and Academic Career Award in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (Leiria, Portugal), the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award (Austin, USA).

 Jennifer A. Lewis Harvard University
 Printing Functional Materials

Jennifer A. Lewis joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in January 2013. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, she served as the Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research group focuses on the directed assembly of soft functional materials. Her work has resulted in more than 120 papers and 15 patents. She recently co-founded Electroninks Incorporated, a startup company focused on commercializing conductive inks for the printed electronics and DIY/maker communities. Lewis is the recipient of the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award (1994), the Brunaeur Award from the American Ceramic Society (2003), and the Langmuir Lecture Award from the American Chemical Society (2009), and the MRS Medal Award (2012). She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2005), the American Physical Society (2007), the Materials Research Society (2011), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012). She serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Soft Matter and Advanced Functional Materials.

 Marc Madou University of California at Irvine
 Re-engineering Engineering Education: Why and How!

Before joining UCI as the Chancellor¡¯s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California. He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS). He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field he helped pioneer both in Academia and in Industry. He founded several micromachining companies and has been on the board of many more. Many of his colleagues became well known in their own right in academia and through successful MEMS start-ups. Madou was the founder of the SRI International¡¯s Microsensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). The third edition of ¡°Fundamentals of Microfabrication,¡± an introduction to MEMS and NEMS, which has become known as the ¡°bible¡± of micromachining, was published in July of last year ( Dr. Madou currently leads UCI¡¯s efforts in Advanced Manufacturing and in Educational Outreach in Advanced Manufacturing. Some of Dr. Madou¡¯s recent research work involves artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery, a compact disc-based fluidic platform and carbon MEMS, the two latter fields were pioneered by Dr. Madou. To find out more about those recent research projects, visit At UCI (USA) and UNIST (South Korea), Dr. Madou works on carbon-MEMS, a CD based fluidic platform, artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery and integrating fluidics with DNA arrays as well as researching label¨Cfree assays for the Molecular Diagnostics platform of the future.

 Edward Morris National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute/National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
 National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) Overview

Ed Morris is Vice President of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Director of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). Under Ed¡¯s leadership, NAMII is focused on accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing design and production technologies in the U.S. by bridging the gap between basic research and technology development/deployment. NAMII is the pilot institute under the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Previously Mr. Morris was the Director of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing on the Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering & Technology team. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, he worked with the Business Areas to develop and maintain the mechanical engineering skill set and tools necessary to efficiently design and manufacture Lockheed Martin¡¯s portfolio of products. Mr. Morris is an active member of the National Defense Industrial Association¡¯s Manufacturing Division and Executive Committee, having served three two-year terms as the Division Chairman. He represents industry on the DoD ManTech Program Strategic Planning Working Group and the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel¡¯s Electronics Subpanel and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Subpanel. He is also member of the National Academies¡¯ National Materials and Manufacturing Board. Prior national leadership activities include membership in the Aerospace Industries Association¡¯s Engineering Management Committee and the joint industry/government Pb-free Electronics Risk Management Consortium Steering Committee. He has served as a member of the Industrial Advisory Boards for the Navy Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering Electronic Products and Systems Consortium at the University of Maryland, the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics at Auburn University, and the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has more than 40 years of defense, commercial and international aerospace industry experience with emphasis on program management, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Mr. Morris is a nationally recognized leader in advanced manufacturing technology.

 Wei Sun Drexel University
 Bio-3D Printing

Dr. Wei Sun is appointed Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University and 1000plan Chair Professor and Director of Biomanufacturing Engineering Research Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research interest has been on Biofabrication, Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, CAD/CAM and Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Sun is also an elected President for International Society of Biofabrication and Editor-in-Chief for journal Biofabrication.

 Ryan Wicker Univ. of Texas, El Paso
 Printing Multi-Functionality with Multi-Technology Additive Manufacturing

Ryan Wicker, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation (Keck Center) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where he also holds the endowed Mr. and Mrs. MacIntosh Murchison Chair I in Engineering. Ryan received degrees in mechanical engineering (B.S. from UT Austin and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University) and has spent his entire academic career at UTEP. In 2000, Ryan founded the Keck Center, a truly unique, multi-disciplinary facility that provides unparalleled experiences for its students. The Center¡¯s additive manufacturing capabilities have grown from 1 machine in 2000 to over 40 machines today, and these technologies are being used to fabricate 3D objects that are plastic, metal, ceramic, of bio-compatible materials, composite materials, or that contain electronics.

 Darrell Wallace Youngstown State University/NAMII
 Anticipating the Broad Implications of Additive Manufacturing on Workforce Development and Education

Dr. Darrell Wallace received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University. Working at a local steel processor to support himself through his undergraduate education, Dr. Wallace began a lifelong career in manufacturing. Subsequently, Dr. Wallace worked with OSU's Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM) as a staff engineer. In affiliation with that research center, he completed his master's degree in mechanical engineering with emphasis on manufacturing processes. Dr. Wallace continued his work at Ohio State with a Ph.D. in industrial engineering that focused on the safety issues associated with operating press equipment and minors in engineering education and cognitive engineering. Dr. Wallace has served as a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Engineering at The Ohio State University, an adjunct professor at Columbus State University, and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Youngstown State University. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Wallace has also worked extensively with industry both through industry-partnered academic research and outside consulting activities. His partners and clients range from startups to Global Fortune 50 companies. Dr. Wallace currently serves on the advisory boards of several manufacturing companies across the state of Ohio. As the founding Director for Workforce and Educational Outreach for YSU and the Acting Deputy director for Workforce and Educational Outreach for the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), Dr. Wallace is able to merge his experience in industry, academia, and pedagogy to address the evolving training and education needs in the manufacturing industry. Effective June 1, 2013, he will be assuming the NAMII Deputy Director role on a full-time basis, focusing his attention on the transformative implications of Additive Manufacturing for workforce development and education.