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Track Chairs

Albert E. Patterson

Albert E. Patterson, Texas A&M

Dr. Albert E. Patterson is an Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Texas A&M University. He is the director of the TAMU Manufacturability-Driven Design Lab (MDDL) and holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing and Design) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has more than 8 years of experience with AM and has over 40 publications on AM, fracture mechanics, design-for-manufacturing, engineering design, and related topics. Dr. Patterson has been a member of ASME for more than 10 years and is an active member of the ASTM committees on AM and fatigue/fracture mechanics. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he worked for several years as a practicing engineer/analyst with Boeing and the US Department of Defense (Missile Defense Agency).


Paula Queipo

Paula Queipo, Idonial

Dr. Paula Queipo works for Idonial and manages business development and strategy, international project management, communication, networking and technology transfer activities.

Paula has a Chemist degree and obtained a PhD degree in Materials Science and Technology in 2003 from the University of Oviedo (Spain). She has extended her R&D&I skills in several European entities such as Abo Akademi, VTT and Technical University of Technology (Finland), University of Leeds (UK), and CSIC and University of Oviedo (Spain).

Paula belongs to the Management Boards of the European Technology Platforms on additive manufacturing "AM-Platform" (Platform Deputy Coordinator), innovation in nanotechnology "NANOfutures" (platform co-chair), and she is the leading expert of the Polymers AM Working Group within the SAM AM skills Observatory.

Grégoire Witz

Grégoire Witz, Siemens

Gregoire Witz is an Expert for Materials at Siemens Energy. Prior to his current position he has worked various coatings and ceramics topics at General Electric and Alstom Power where he has been working on the introduction of ceramic additive technologies for the manufacturing of gas turbine parts.




Paula Vilarinho

Paula Vilarinho, Universidade de Averio

She was President of the Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM), from 2013 – 2019. She was Coordinator (Portugal) of the Emerging Technologies Program within The University of Texas at Austin – Foundation for Science end Technology (FCT) Portugal Program (Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies, CoLab), from 2013 – 2017. She was Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of North Carolina State University, USA, in 2001, Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2008 and Visiting Professor at McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, in 2015. She was Director of the Undergraduate Course in Ceramics and Glass Engineering of the University of Aveiro from 1999 until 2001, and Director of the Undergraduate Course in Materials Engineering of the University of Aveiro, from 2009 until 2016. She was coordinator of the Scientific Commission of the Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering (former Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering) of the University of Aveiro, from 2002 until 2006. She was the former President of the Portuguese Society of Microscopy (2010 - 2011). She was vice-president of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM), from 2009 until 2013. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (from Nature Publishing Group), Processing and Application of Ceramics and Materials (MDPI). She is a member of the Portuguese, European and American Materials Research Societies and Microscopy Societies. She has been acting as referee in the selection of Portuguese and European R&D projects (European Research Council and various European States Research Agencies) and National Science Foundation (NSF) USA, as well as a frequent referee of various SCI journals. Her teaching activities include topics on the synthesis, processing and characterization of materials, such as 0D-3D Nano Structures, Advanced Materials and Advanced Processing Techniques, Functional Materials, Materials Processing Technologies, Materials for Additive Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing Technologies; Nanotechnologies, Properties of Materials, among others, for under graduate, master and doctoral studies.

Guhaprasanna Manogharan

Guha Manogharan, Penn State University

Dr. Guha Manogharan is the Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University – University Park. He heads the Systems for Hybrid – Additive Processing Engineering - The SHAPE Lab which focuses on additive and hybrid manufacturing with an emphasis on biomedical, defense and aerospace applications. Dr. Manogharan received his Ph.D. and M.S. from North Carolina State University. He was awarded the 2021 ASTM Emerging Young Professional Award, 2020 NSF CAREER Award, 2018 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award (FAME Jr), 2017 Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Yoram Koren Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the 2016 Outstanding Young Investigator by Manufacturing and Design Division of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering.


Jean-Daniel Penot

Jean-Daniel Penot, CESI

Dr Jean-Daniel Penot is the current Head of Research and Innovation department at CESI Paris Campus. He has been an expert in metal additive manufacturing for 10 years and served as an expert as well as a strategic project manager at The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Deeply involved into research, knowledge transfer, innovation and education, Jean-Daniel applied for 20 patents, published scientific papers and steered numerous AM R&D projects. He has been the CFO of France Additive, the association federating 3D printing in France from end users to technological providers and including academics, and board member of institutions such as Platinium 3D or AFS (French Welding Association).



Doug Kautz

Doug Kautz, Los Alamos National Lab

Doug received his degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He has recently retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory and is now a Program Analyst at Leidos, Inc. He has a long history working on standards in the United States and then working to provide input to similar international standards. He is now focusing on adoption of standards in the additive manufacturing industry. He also has worked on several handbooks pertinent to the welding and metalworking industries.



Xian Shane Du

Xian Du, UMass Amherst

Xian Du received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in the program of innovation of manufacturing systems and technology from the Singapore-MIT Alliance at the National University of Singapore, Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Since 2018, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. Before 2018, he was a research scientist at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Productivity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research topic is the roll-to-roll flexible electronics printing technologies for wearable devices, and the innovation of real-time, high-resolution, and large-volume intelligent sensing and pattern recognition technologies for manufacturing process control and medical devices. His research interests include flexible electronics manufacturing, robotics, intelligent sensing, metrology, and physics-integrated machine intelligence. Dr. Du was the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2020 and is also a member of the IEEE, ASME, and OSA.


David Wimpenny

David Wimpenny, MTC - The Manufacturing Technology Centre
has been involved in AM research for more than 30 years, establishing Additive Manufacturing research groups at both Warwick and DeMontfort Universities before joining the newly constructed Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry in 2011, where he set-up the Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing research activity. In 2014 the MTC was awarded the status of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing and now also hosts the ESA (European Space Agency) AM Benchmarking Centre and is the European partner in the ASTM AM Centre of Excellence. David, sits on the AM UK committee and is the author of over 90 publications in the field of AM