Confirmed plenary speakers
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stampfl
Jürgen Stampfl studied applied physics at the University of Technology in Graz and obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1993. After receiving the PhD degree in materials science from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Leoben in 1996 he worked as research associate at the Rapid Prototyping Lab at Stanford University, USA (1997-2000). In 2001 he joined the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Vienna University of Technology, where he became associate professor for materials science in 2005 and full professor in 2017. His expertise lies in the field of additive manufacturing technologies and materials development. He is co-founder of two start-up companies (Lithoz GmbH and Cubicure GmbH) providing 3D-printing equipment and materials.
Nima Shamsaei is currently an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Auburn University, where he is also the director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME). NCAME, a partnership among Auburn University, National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and ASTM International aims to conduct fundamental and applied additive manufacturing (AM) research through public and private partnerships and contribute to standardization and workforce development.
Prior to joining academia, Shamsaei spent many years in industry, including leadership positions, most recently at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). During his time with FCA, he specialized in fatigue analysis and durability test development. His research pertaining to the structural integrity of AM parts has led to over 100 publications in this area. He has served as the guest editor for the International Journal of Fatigue 1st and 2nd special issues on Additive Manufacturing in 2017 and 2018 and continues to organize multiple AM-related symposia in ASTM, TMS, and ASME.
Jan Van Humbeek
Jan Van Humbeek is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Engineering - K.U.Leuven (MTM - Catholic University of Leuven). His main research topics are Shape Memory Alloys and Additive Manufacturing. He is one of the founder of the Additive Manufacturing Center in K.U. Leuven.
He is author of 14 chapters in books, 441 papers in peer reviewed international journals and 150 papers in conference proceedings. His research has attracted more than 10000 citations. He has received different awards during his scientific activity. He has been visiting researcher in prestigious universities and research centers among them EPFL (Switzerland) and Kansai University (Japan).
Matthew Gilbert holds a PhD degree from the University of Manchester and is currently Professor of Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has a longstanding interest in the development and application of computationally efficient methods for structural mechanics applications, and a special interest in structural optimization. Since 2011 he has developed structural optimisation tools tailored specifically for the design of additively manufactured components. He is a founder member of the Advanced Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Research group at the University of Sheffield and is Director of the University spinout company LimitState Ltd, which develops design optimization software for use in industry that targets additive manufacturing applications.