Professor Yung-Kang Shen received his Ph.D. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1995. He has been a Professor of the School of Dental Technology at Taipei Medical University (TMU) since 2014. He has been a Chairman of the School of Dental Technology of TMU since 2018. He is also the Director of Bio-Medical Nano/Micro Forming Lab of TMU, the Researcher of Nano Tissue Engineering and Image Research Center of Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH), the Researcher of Sleep Research Center of Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH), the Researcher of the Department of Otolaryngology of Taiwan Adventist Hospital (TAH). He is the Chairman of Taiwan Oral Biomedical Engineering Association, Co-Organizing Directors for Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research (APSMR), Co-Organizing Directors for Asia Pacific Society for Biology and Medical Sciences (APSBMS), the Supervisor of SME Taipei Chapter and the Director of Taiwan Society for Abrasive Technology. He is an Adjunct Professor of University Airlangga (Indonesia) since 2022. He is an Adjunct Professor of University Hasanuddin (Indonesia) since 2020. He is a Guest Professor of Zhejiang University of Technology (China) since 2017. He is a Part-time Professor of ShanDong University (China) since 2016. He is a Visiting Professor of Changchun University of Science and Technology (China) since 2012. Professor Shen is a project review committee member of the National Science and Technology Council (Taiwan). His research includes digital dentistry, metamaterial, scaffold fabrication (PCL/graphene), 3D/4D/5D printing, biomedical nano/micro forming technology, medical bionics design and manufacturing, animal model for medicine therapy. Now, he has published more than 140 journal papers and 120 conference papers. Professor Shen has served as the Plenary Speaker or keynote speaker at more than 30 international seminars. Professor Shen was awarded the Best Paper Award for the 3rd International Forum on Systems and Mechatronics in Singapore in 2010. He was also awarded the First Prize in Poster Presentation Award for the 2nd Research Week-International Symposium 2012 of COM on Dental Technology, Oral Health Care and Biomedical Device in Taipei in 2012. He was also awarded the Most Cited Article Award, 2012 to 2013 for "International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing" (SCI Journal). Professor Shen awarded the World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022-side by side of lifetime scientific influence (Stanford University). Professor Shen currently serves as the Editorial Board for Polymers (SCI Journal), Biology, Engineering and Medicine; Journal of Precision Medicine and Public Health; Open Access Journal of Science and Technology; International Open Access Journal of Translational Medicine and International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering.
Dr. Jason Jones is the pioneer and world’s leading authority on hybrid manufacturing-integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) with mainstream CNC machines. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies,transforming CNCs & Robots into flexible smart factories with additive, subtractive, and inspection capabilities. Dr. Jones has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM development and commercialization. He is the author of numerous publications, a distinguished inventor holding dozens of patents, and was a founding member of the ASTM F42 standards committee for Additive Manufacturing.
Dr. Andreas Vlahinos is the CTO of Advanced Engineering Solutions. Andreas has concentrated on DfAM, Computer Aided Innovation, Generative Design, Lattice Structures, and Simple Solutions to Complex Problems. He has been instrumental in rapid product development through the implementation of Computer Aided Engineering for several Government agencies such as NASA, NREL, SANDIA, DOE, NCDMM, and US Army Aviation & Missile Command and several industry partners such as SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, United Launch Alliance, Rafael Defense Systems, NAVISTAR Defense, etc. He has been a Professor of structural engineering at the University of Colorado. Several times he received the Professor of the Year Award. He has received the R&D 100 award and several patents. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Finally, he is regularly invited as a keynote speaker and panelist on a variety of subjects (Generative Design, Innovation, DfAM, IoT) at international conferences.
Ilaria Cacciotti is Full Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering and Materials Science & Technology at University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano". She graduated in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Master of Science Award ‘Fondazione Raeli’), completed the Ph.D in Materials Engineering (Ph.D Thesis Award ‘Marco Ramoni 2011, Ph.D Thesis AIMAT Award 2012) and obtained the II Level Master degrees in “Forensic Genetics” and in "Protection against CBRNe events". She is expert in the synthesis/processing/characterisation of biocompatible nanostructured materials, particularly for applications in the biomedical/environmental/agri-food sectors. She is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals, including Applied Science-MDPI, Applied Surface Science Advances-Elsevier, Frontiers in Biomaterials, Open Journal of Materials Science- Bentham Science. For her research activity, she received more than 20 awards, including the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Italy for Women and Science 2011
I am Wei-Chun Lin, an Assistant Professor and Dental Technician holding a Ph.D. degree. My research expertise includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Images, Restorative Rehabilitation, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Digital Dentistry, and Biomedical Nanomaterials. I am affiliated with Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, specifically the School of Dental Technology, College of Oral Medicine. I have an Associate degree from Min-Hwei College and obtained my Ph.D. from Chung Shan Medical University. Throughout my career, I have worked as a Dental Technician, part-time Lecturer, and Assistant Professor.
Ioannis Ntintakis is Lecturer of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, of the Hellenic Mediterranean University since January 2019. From September 2010 until January 2019 he was a member of the Wood and Furniture Design & Technology Department of Technological Education Institute of Thessaly on the position of Lecturer. Ioannis Ntintakis awarded the title of Industrial Design Engineer at Technological Education Institute of West Macedonia in 2001. He holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Advanced Manufacturing Systems from Kingston University (UK) in 2006. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Technical University of Crete, School of Production Engineering and Management, his doctoral thesis is titled ‘Topology optimization for Additive Manufacturing’. He teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Wood and Furniture Design & Technology. He is a co-author in two technical books, and he is an author of seventeen articles in journals with judges. From 2001 to 2010 he has professional experience in the R&D departments of several Greek industrial enterprises. His current main research interests are additive manufacturing, lightweight structures, topology optimization, homogenization, industrial design, and CAD / CAM.
Chris Harris serves as the Vice President of Defense of the Americas for SPEE3D, specializing in expeditionary point-of-need technology for military readiness. Harris has authored six books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Self-Defense, licensed by one of the largest publishers in the world. For 25 years as a private contractor, he taught his personal brand of elite close-quarters combat training to more than 500 government agencies and private-sector organizations worldwide. He is a Business Executives for National Security (BENS) member and a US military veteran.
As the author of Phase Selling for Additive Manufacturing, Harris has provided his proprietary sales performance training and consulting services to more than 200 AM companies from 60 countries. He is also a contributor to ALL3DP Magazine, where nearly three million monthly readers have access to his content.
Harris has been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and holds the rank of Grand Master. He currently serves on the US Ju-Jitsu Technical Committee and the US Taiho Jutsu Instructors Committee. As a recognized authority on adversity, resilience, and mindset and the author of I Go Thru, he is a sought-after keynote speaker and media guest. As an award-winning inventor, Harris has been granted multiple patents, including the first nonlethal control and restraint police baton.
Dr. Murali Mohan Cheepu is a research manager at STARWELDS Inc. He has over ten years of experience in the manufacturing and research industries. His research focuses on welding and joining, additive manufacturing, automation, digitalization and artificial intelligence. In addition, he is doing research on a novel Super-TIG welding process to increase productivity. Cheepu has won a number of awards, such as best researcher award from KWJS, trusted reviewer from the Institute of Physics in the UK, and outstanding young manufacturing engineer award from the SME, USA. He serves on the editorial board, reviewer, conference chair and technical committee member. Cheepu has written several peer-reviewed articles, welding research supplement articles in the American Welding Society and patents. Cheepu has a master's degree in welding engineering from the NIT Tiruchirappalli and a doctorate in mechatronics engineering from Kyungsung University.
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 as Sustainable Geoengineering” for environmental modifications and resource circulations, 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.
Experienced Mechanical Engineer and Machine Design graduate with a passion for materials and welding engineering. Extensive academic and teaching experience in Colombia and Peru, specializing in industrial inspection, supervision, and consultancy. Continuously committed to
professional development, participating in international projects such as Research 900 at the Canadian Center for Welding and Joining. Presented at various conferences and seminars in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the Netherlands, and India. Strong belief in the integration of theoretical advancements and practical industry application. Holds a Master's degree in Welding Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and certifications as an
International Welding Engineer, European Welding Engineer, and International Coordinator in Metal Additive Manufacturing by the European Welding Federation.
Studied Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
>Focus on additive manufacturing of polymer materials continuous carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP)
> Patient specific implants for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial area via SLS
> Thesis on “Simulation of PA6 process parameters for SLS”
o Network manager for “Additive Manufacturing Surface Manipulation” research network for SMEs in Germany
o Now: Business Development and Sales at Notion Systems in Germany
> Supplier of industrial inkjet printing systems for the manufacturing of electronic displays, printed circuit boards, semiconductor components, as well as high precision optical 3D parts.
Özgür Uyar is a Welding Engineer at GSI SLV TR since 2020. He holds a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Middle East Technical University. With a focus on additive manufacturing of lattice structures as a mater thesis, Özgür actively contributes to research projects. In 2023, he earned the title of International Metal Additive Manufacturing Coordinator.
Maiki Vlahinos is a Staff Solutions Engineer at nTop. His primary focus is solving new unique and difficult problems in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Vlahinos has nearly 15 years of CAE expertise in CAD, FEA CFD, and design Optimization. Most recently, his focus has been on innovative design efforts for heat exchangers and fluid domain topologies utilizing CFD Simulation Results before any geometry has been built or generated.
Erica Vlahinos is a Strategic Account Manager at nTopology, partnering with fortune 500 companies to accelerate innovation and generate high performance products through additive manufacturing. Vlahinos specializes in DfAM software and additive implementation strategies.
Jasmine Barnych is an undergraduate student at Florida State University and Intern at Advanced Engineering Solutions. She has experience in printing implant samples for osseointegration research at Colorado State University.
Esma Deniz YILMAZ has completed her MBA in Middlesex University Dubai Campus focusing on Logistics and Operations, her thesis was on 3D printers and Logistics. She now continues her PhD thesis on Industry 4.0 technologies and their effect on Logistics Industry in Uludağ University. She started her professional life in Dubai as logistics specialist and later as logistics supervisor in TWIPV, subsequently continued as Logistics Manager at Mavitec Turkiye. She now is working as Logistics Director at GMSS LTD, and simultaneously works as part time expert on Logistics related cases at regional courts in Türkiye. She is an active member of HLA (Humanitarian Logistics Association), Lions Club International, IAPHL (International Association of Public Health Logisticians), BUİKAD (Bursa Business Woman Association).
Jaimin Zaveri obtained his graduation in Chemistry from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Then masters in Polymer Science from SP University, Gujarat. He has worked, starting from 1996 in Plastics Molding Firms and then from 2002 to 2016 worked for multinational raw material companies like INEOS ABS (INDIA) Ltd , Lanxess, Covestro( India) Pvt Ltd ( Formally Bayer Material Science Ltd, Bayer AG) & Covestro at Key Positions in marketing and technical Services. Success fully handled various engineering plastics like ABS, SAN, PC, PC/ABS, TPU, PA6, PA66, PBT, PETG. He has successfully contributed to create new applications in industry sectors like Automotive, Consumer Electronics, E&E, Constructions, Lighting, Mass transport, Textile from concept to commercialization of application. Wide exposure of Institutional sales and Industrial marketing, Specification of product at reputed OEMS and Institutes. He has created many national and international key visible special projects in different filed of plastics.
He is now working with Gharda Chemicals Ltd as head of international marketing and application development for high temperature and super high performance materials like PEK, PEKK, PBI, PEI. Helping Gharda Chemicals for marketing and application development to expanding the market of super high performance polymers. He has been working on various application development and material developments/Technology development for Additive manufacturing novel high performance materials segment ( 3D printing) since last 6 years.
Mr Jaimin Zaveri is management committee member of IPI .
Dr. Mounir FRIJA graduated in 2018 as a PhD-engineer in Mechanical Engineering from the National School of Engineers of Monastir. He works as a senior lecturer at the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse – University of Sousse. He is a senior technical expert and consultant in Industry 4.0 with Novation 4.0 Center of Sousse-Tunisia. He is responsible for the INDUSTRY 4.0 training course at the virtual university of Tunis for the final Professional Master classes specialized in the Optimization and Modernization of Companies. His research focuses on metal additive manufacturing of medical implants and prostheses.
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