|Professor Alain Bernard
Professor, Head of Systems Engineering research team of the Laboratory for Digital Sciences of Nantes, Ecole Central Nantes, FranceProfessor A. Bernard, 58, graduated in 82, PhD in 89, was associate-Professor, from 90 to 96 in Centrale Paris. From Sept. 96 to Oct. 01, he was Professor in CRAN, Nancy I, in the “Integrated Design and Manufacturing” team. Since 0ct. 01, he has been Professor at Centrale Nantes and Dean for Research from 07 to 12. He is researcher in LS2N laboratory (UMR CNRS 6004) leading the “Systems Engineering –Products-Processes-Performances” team. His research topics are KM, PLM, information system modeling, interoperability, enterprise modeling, systems performance assessment, virtual engineering, additive manufacturing. He supervised more than 30 PhD students. He published more than 150 papers in refereed international journals and books. He is vice-President of AFPR (French Association on Rapid prototyping and Additive Manufacturing), vice-chairman of WG5.1 of IFIP (Global Product Development for the whole product lifecycle) and member of CIRP Council. He co-coordinated and co-authored two books in French in the field of Additive manufacturing: Le prototypage rapide (Hermès, 1998); Fabrication additive (Dunod, 2015). Actually he is leading an Industry 4.0 project at Centrale Nantes and is developing a learning factory with its digital twin.
|Rui Jorge Gregório Tocha
General Manager, CENTIMFE (Portuguese Technological Centre 4 Mouldmaking, Special Tools & Plastic Industries), Portugal50 years, married and father of three kids, has a Degree in Economics and a Master Degree in International Economy. From 1995 to 1997 he worked for the Portuguese Ministry of Industry. Since 1997, he is the General-Manager of CENTIMFE (Portuguese Technological Centre for Mouldmaking, Special Tools and Plastic Industries), where he also assumes the responsibility in the co-ordination of national and European projects, namely: RNPR – National Network of Rapid Prototyping, SKISOFOT (Leonardo Da Vinci), EUROTOOLING 21 (IP project for SME’s presented to the FP6 of the EU), CLUSTERPLAST and WINTECH (two European projects to promote international cooperation between clusters). Between 1999 and 2001, he was also Director of the Board of RECET (Portuguese Association for the Technological Centers), becoming its President between 2009 and 2011. Since 2009, is also the General-Manager of POOL_NET – Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network (the Association that coordinates the Portuguese Engineering & Tooling Cluster – Moulds & Plastics Industries. He is member of the PORTUGALClusters Board, and since 2017, he is member of the Strategic Committee for the Portuguese INDUSTRY 4.0 Platform, created by the Ministry of Economy (2017) to support the implementation of this national strategy, assuming the representation from PORTUGALClsters (Portuguese Clusters Network). Since 1998, he is also the General-Manager of the EUROPEAN TOOLING PLATFORM (MANUFUTURE Sub-Platform), supporting the European Commission & EFFRA with the development of the European Tooling Roadmaps and R&D programs definition.
|Professor Chee How Wong
Associate Dean College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeWONG Chee How is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received his Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Master and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore respectively. In 2014, he was conferred fellow of the NTU Teaching Excellence Academy. Between 2014 and 2016, he served as the Associate Chair (Students) of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 2016, he was appointed Associate Dean (Academic) of the College of Engineering and is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, admissions, and teaching of the college. His current research interests include experimental studies and modelling of additive manufacturing processes such as selective laser melting. To date, he has published more than 70 technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals, attracting more than 1500 citations. He currently has an H-index of 21. He is now serving as the programme director of Future of Manufacturing programme in Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), SLM Solutions joint lab and NAMIC@NTU. He is an ExCo member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Singapore) and served as its chairman from 2013 to 2014.
|Dr. Bernhard Müller
Head of Department Additive Manufacturing, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany
Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing AllianceBernhard Mueller graduated as »Dipl.-Ing. « in production engineering from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 1997 after preparing his final thesis at California State University, Long Beach (USA). He worked in German foundry and automotive supply industry for 12 years, focussing on R&D as well as on management responsibilities, serving as a plant manager in his latest position. In 2001, Bernhard obtained his »Dr.-Ing. « (PhD) degree from TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU as a scientific researcher in 2008, where he has established »Additive Manufacturing Technologies« as a new field of research and has been managing this as the responsible head of department. In his education and previous positions, Bernhard has recurrently worked with additive manufacturing / 3D printing technologies for more than 20 years, focussing now on laser beam melting technology (metal 3D printing). Bernhard has been acting currently as the spokesman for the» Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance« and has been managing the German industrial »Beam Melting Network«. He has been a member in technical committee» Additive Manufacturing« in the Association of German Engineers VDI, in the technical committee »Rapid Technologies« of the German Research Association on Welding and Allied Processes of the DVS (German Welding Society), in the Advisory Council of Rapid.Tech International Trade Show & Conference for Additive Manufacturing in Erfurt (Germany) and jury member for the IAMA International Additive Manufacturing Award. Bernhard has authored 50+ technical and scientific publications and presented also 50+ technical papers at national and international conferences, symposia and workshops.
|Dr Mostafa Nabawy (PhD, MSc, BSc; MRAeS, SMAIAA)
Microsystems Research Theme Leader in School of MACE, University of Manchester, UKMostafa’s academic background lies within the fields of aerodynamics, aircraft design, and modelling of engineering systems. In particular, he is interested in solving challenging multi-disciplinary engineering problems using analytical, computational and experimental tools. He has made important contributions to subsonic wing aerodynamics, insect flight, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), flight dynamics, piezoelectricity and acoustics. He has taught undergraduate courses on aerodynamics, aircraft design, statistics and modelling and simulation, and was the founder of the UAV Society at Manchester. Mostafa has 10 years’ experience in developing micro air vehicles with significant contributions made to the design and understanding of insect-scale flapping wing vehicles. He has recently developed a broader interest in researching Microsystems with a focus on Microrobotics. His research involves developing analytical and experimental models for fluid mechanics and actuation dynamics, and integrating these models to the design of Microsystems demonstrators. Example demonstrators include bio-inspired flying and jumping robots, micro-pumps and energy harvesters.