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Organizing Committee

Dheepa Srinivasan

Conference Chair

Dheepa Srinivasan, Pratt & Whitney
Dr. Dheepa Srinivasan is the Chief Engineer, at Pratt and Whitney, Bangalore, India. She is leading research activities at academic and industrial research sites in India for Pratt and Whitney.

Dheepa has more than 22 years of total work experience. In her previous role, she was working as Chief Technology Officer at INTECH DMLS, India first metal additive manufacturing company. Prior to that, she worked as a Principal Engineer at General Electric, Bangalore for over 17 years leading the research and development of high temperature materials and manufacturing technologies for gas turbines. She is the inventor of several new technologies several patents, and has developed more than 50 technologies / process applications that are now running in several gas turbines and steam turbines.

Dheepa is a pioneer in the area of metal 3D printing or Additive manufacturing and has developed several applications for metal laser additive manufacturing as a unique technology enabler for gas turbine component repair and component life extension. She was recently awarded Woman Engineer of the Year, 2020, by the Indian National Academy of Engineering, for her pioneering efforts in Additive Manufacturing. Dheepa is an Adjunct faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and Indian Institute of technology, Ropar, and Visiting faculty at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. Dheepa has a PhD, in Metallurgical Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Yan Wang

Technical Program Chair

Yan Wang, Georgia Tech

Yan Wang, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and leads the Multiscale Systems Engineering Research Group at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. from Tsinghua University, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include multiscale CAD/CAM/CAE, materials design, modeling and simulation, and uncertainty quantification. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications. His research is recognized with multiple best paper awards at American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and CAD conferences, as well as a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is an ASME Fellow and serves on the ASME Digitalization and Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Groups. He was the Chair of ASME Computers & Information in Engineering Division and the Chair of Advanced Modeling & Simulation Technical Committee. He is the incoming editor-in-chief of ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.


YMichelangelo Mortello

Technical Program Chair

Michelangelo Mortello, Italian Institute of Welding
Dr Michelangelo Mortello is the Corporate Manager of Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at the Italian Institute of Welding – Istituto Italiano della Saldatura (IIS) group. His career reflects an outstanding international experience within some of the most prestigious organizations in Europe, including Politecnico di Bari (Italy), CNRS (Paris, France), Cranfield University (UK) and TWI (Cambridge, UK).

While covering different roles, he led the collaboration for technology transfer with research centres, universities and industry, to promote technical excellence in the delivery of a wide research portfolio at different levels of confidentiality. In Academia, he delivered lectures, supervised students and contributed to an extensive research literature.

With a background in laser-materials processing and additive manufacturing, he was awarded with a PhD, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and then completed his education at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

His main responsibilities now consist of drafting and implementing new innovation strategies for the IIS corporate, managing research programmes, coordinating partnerships within national and international clusters and improving the technological offerings of the IIS Group. He has also undertaken the roles as chairman of both the EWF Research and innovation council and the Materials & Manufacturing division at the EASS hub of Liguria Region.


Guglielmo Vastola

Review Chair

Guglielmo Vastola, A*STAR

Dr. Guglielmo Vastola, PMP®, is a Senior Scientist and Project Manager at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. His experience focuses on modeling and simulations of additive manufacturing, with particular emphasis on selective laser melting, electron beam melting, and selective laser sintering processes for both metallic and plastic industrial components. He graduated in Physics in 2005 at the University of Pavia, Italy, and then obtained his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy in 2008 with a thesis on modeling and simulation of self-assembled nanostructures.

He joined the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing in 2009 and was visiting research scholar at the Department of Engineering at Brown University, Providence, RI under the supervision of prof. Vivek Shenoy to work on the assembly of heterogenous materials structures at the nanoscale.

He went to the private sector in 2012 by joining Enermill Renewable Energies, Italy, to work on high-performance solar cells and materials-related problems in additive manufacturing.

In 2014 he returned to the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing to work on low-dimensional materials and materials-science problems in additive manufacturing related to the complex interplay between process and microstructure in determining part quality. Through the years, he has had an instrumental role in IHPC's efforts to develop a in-house multiscale simulation platform for powder-bed fusion and directed energy deposition additive manufacturing, which is used to help the local and global ecosystem of companies to solve their problems and improve their products in additive manufacturing.

He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2017.


Fernando Mañas

Review Chair

Fernando Mañas, CESOL

General Manager at CESOL, the Spanish Welding and Joining Technologies Association.
Treasurer of the EWF (European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting).
Member of the IAMQC (International Additive Manufacturing Qualifications Council).
Metallurgical Chemist with more than twenty years of experience in the TIC field (Testing, Inspection and Certification) leading businesses, teams, and different kind projects.
Other Qualifications: International Welding Engineer, Non Destructive Testing Level 3 and Welding Inspector.
Additive Manufacturing auditor, trainer, and examiner.


Tim Simpson

Review Chair Advisor

Tim Simpson, Penn State
Dr. Timothy W. Simpson is the interim Head of the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs and Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing at Penn State. He is the co-Director of CIMP-3D, and he helped launch the world's first online and resident graduate program in Additive Manufacturing & Design, growing it to more than 200 participants from over 80 different companies in four years. He has received over $50M in support of his research and has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, and he was lead editor on two textbooks. He specializes in metal AM and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), and he has helped educate and train over 700 practitioners to date. He is a monthly columnist for Additive Manufacturing Media and Modern Machine Shop. He also serves as the Educational ADDVisorSM for The Barnes Global Advisors, a team of experts helping organizations industrialize AM. He has received numerous awards for outstanding research and teaching at Penn State, including the 2019 Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award for helping making 3D printing available to all 100,000 Penn State students. He is a recipient of ASME's Joel & Ruth Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award, Design Automation Award, Robert E. Abbott Award, and Ben C. Sparks Award as well as the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award. He is a Fellow in ASME and an Associate Fellow in AIAA. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell.