ICDDMAP2021 Keynote Speakers

Dan Luo

School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Queensland University, Australia

Developing smart material system with AI and computer vision… Robotic automatic generation of performance model for non-uniform linear material via deep learning… Artificial Intellegence and Material Computation… intelligence, material computation to human centric collaborative fabrication with VR/AR. It is her… performance model that computes and customizes properties of non-uniform linear materials to accommodate…

Marco Domingos

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK

Marco Domingos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester (UK). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering (2006) from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal) and holds a Ph.D. (2013) cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Girona (Spain). He was elected fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE, UK) in 2017 and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) in 2016. He is also visiting Professor at the Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP, Portugal) and at The University of Naples, Federico II (Naples, Italy). Since 2019, he is a principal investigator at the Henry Royce Institute (Manchester) with research interests in advanced biomaterials and biofabrication for regenerative medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, including articles in peer-reviewed international journals, books and book chapters.

Artur Mateus

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, IPLeiria; Vice-Director of the CDRSP-IPLeiria, Portugal

Artur Mateus is an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, on Rapid Tooling and Manufacturing, at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), since 1997. Also is Vice-Director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria). He is member of the scientific and technological council of the Incubator for startups, OPEN (Marinha Grande – Portugal).  Artur Mateus has a PhD in Polymer Physics from the University of Reading (UK), a MSc from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal) and a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra.

Mahadevappa Karidiraganavar

Department of Chemistry, Karnataka University, India

Dr. Mahadevappa Y. Kariduraganavar obtained his Master Degree in 1988 and Doctoral Degree in 1993 from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He joined Flora International Ltd., Bangalore as Manager (Operation). Prior to this, he also working as Research Assistant Grade-I In the Institute of Wood Science & Technology, Bangalore. In 1997, he joined Department of Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad as Lecturer and was subsequently appointed as Professor of Physical Chemistry in 2007. He did his Post-Doctoral study during 2007-2008 under the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship Program at J.J. Thomson Physical Laboratory, University of Reading, UK. He also established a Collaborative Research Program with the University of Reading, UK. Dr. Kariduraganavar was participated as a Panel Expert at the International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand in 2011. In 2002, he attended and presented paper in International Euromembrane Conference held in Londod, UK. During this period, he gave a lecture on Ion-Exchange Membranes for Electrodialysis Applications at Imperial College, London. In 2013, he presented a paper in International Conference held at Dubai. During 2015, he visited Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP), Portugal along with 3 of his Ph.D students as Visiting Professor and worked on Tissue Engineering for Bone Regeneration and Shape Memory Polymers.

Mihai Adrian Ionescu

 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Switzerland

Adrian M. Ionescu is a Full Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. He received the B.S./M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania and the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 1989 and 1997, respectively. He has held staff and/or visiting positions at LETI-CEA, Grenoble, France and INP Grenoble, France and Stanford University, USA, in 1998 and 1999.

Dr. Ionescu has published more than 600 articles in international journals and conferences. He received many Best Paper Awards in international conferences, the Annual Award of the Technical Section of the Romanian Academy of Sciences in 1994 and the Blondel Medal in 2009 for contributions to the progress in engineering sciences in the domain of electronics. He is the 2013 recipient of the IBM Faculty Award in Engineering. He served the IEDM and VLSI conference technical committees and was the Technical Program Committee (Co)Chair of ESSDERC in 2006 and 2013. He is a member of the SATW. He is the director of the Laboratory of Micro/Nanoelectronic Devices (NANOLAB).

Dietmar Homberg

Weierstrass Institute, Germany

Dietmar Homberg,  Past President and Board member of European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). Researcher at the Weierstrass Institute  Berlin, Germany.

Carlos Mota

Maastrich University, The Netherlands

Carlos Mota is an assistant professor in the Department of Complex Tissue Regeneration at MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University. In 2013, he was a postdoc at the department of Tissue Regeneration, University of Twente, the Netherlands where he developed, in partnership with Screvo B.V., a multiwell array platform for high content screening, targeting the effect of small molecules and biopharmaceutical in cancer therapeutics in vitro and in vivo.

Carlos received his PhD in Biomaterials from the BIOS research doctorate school in Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Pisa, in March 2012. His doctoral studies were focused on the development of new approaches for the fabrication of polymeric scaffolds for Tissue Engineering applications. Furthermore, he was a researcher at the department of Neurosciences, University of Pisa, where he developed scaffolds for otology surgery applications.

Currently, his main research interests are focused on biofabrication, bioprinting and additive manufacturing techniques for the development of tissue engineered constructs.

Adérito Araújo

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Adérito Araújo received his PhD at the University of Coimbra, in 1998, with the thesis entitled “Additive Symplectic Integrators”, prepared under the supervision of J.M. Sanz-Serna, from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and M.F. Patrício, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Since that date, he is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra. He is an active member of the Numerical Analysis and Optimization group of the Centre of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra and, since 2011, is the director of its Laboratory for Computational Mathematics.

Alexis Maurel

University of Texas, USA

Originally from South of France, Dr. Alexis Maurel first began his studies at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse III (2-years diploma in Chemical Engineering – and Bachelor degree in Chemistry). After a first end-of-studies internship in León Guanajuato, Mexico, his taste for materials chemistry, research and human exchanges, has continued to grow. Alongside 20 students from all over the world (16 different nationalities), he pursued his Erasmus Mundus Master studies (Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion - 2015/2017) between France, Poland and Spain. In September 2020, he obtained the title of Doctor in Materials Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Solids after defending his thesis on “Lithium-Ion Battery 3D Printing” at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides and the Laboratoire des Technologies Innovantes (UPJV Amiens, Hauts-de-France region, France). Laureate of the prestigious 2021 Fulbright “French Researcher” Prize, Dr. Alexis Maurel is visiting the University of Texas at El Paso as a postdoctoral researcher (until the end of the year) to continue his research on 3D printing of lithiumion batteries. He will work closely with the team of Prof. Eric MacDonald.

Xuebin Yang

University of Leeds, UK

Dr Xuebin Yang (XY), the head of tissue engineering research at School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK, is also a ‘Concurrent Professor’ in Nanjing University, China (2009-), ‘Invited Professor’ in Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan (2011-), ‘Honorary Professor’ in School of Medicine, Henan University of Science and Technology, China (2012-), and a ‘Visiting Professor’ in CDRSP, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.

His research profile combines 12 years’ expertise in clinical orthopaedics with highly specialised research expertise (Since 1999) in skeletal tissue engineering using stem cell therapy, biomimetic biomaterials and in vitro, in vivo models. Originally an orthopaedic surgeon, XY completed his primary medical education in 1984. Subsequently, he was awarded an MSc degree in hand and microsurgery (1992, Fudan University, China) and a PhD degree in bone tissue engineering (2002, University of Southampton, UK).

XY has supervised over 6 MSc and 28 PhD students to completion. He is currently leading a team of 7 PhD students who are working on stem cell therapy and skeletal tissue engineering in regenerative medicine and dentistry. XY has unique expertise in using different in vivo models for pre-clinical testing of the efficacy of stem cell therapy and/or biomaterial scaffolds. He plays a key role in the University’s major tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research programmes (WELMEC, CDT, LMBRU and Regener8). He developed and provided leadership (PIs) for six international consortia, including partners in the USA, China, India, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherland and Portugal. XY has been the Honorary Treasurer and Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Research Society, the vice-president of the Luoyang Hand Surgery Society, a member of the scientific committees for many prestigious conferences, grant review panels (e.g. FP7, Horizon 2020, NSFC) and the editorial board for professional journals.

A. B. Vedamurthy

Karnatak University, Dharwad

Prof. Vedamurthy completed  his M.Sc., M.B.Tech and Ph.D  from Gulbarga  He has 16 years of teaching and administrative experience has held many positions as Reader, Professor, Director and Principal at The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore from 2000 to 2013. Presently he is the Professor and Chairman, at the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad. He is also the Coordinator of new established Innovation and Incubation Centre at Karatak University, Dharwad. Currently he is guiding 8 Ph.D. students at the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad. He has vast research experience in the field of Plant Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Secondary Metabolites form Fungi etc. He has published more than 60 research articles in reputed national and international journals and he also has published a book for under graduate students- Biotechnology IV. He is recipient of Best Research paper Award instituted by Karnatak University, Dharwad for the year 2015. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as Elected Fellow Member of National Environmentalists Association (FNEA), Fellow Member of International Society of Biotechnology (FISBT) and as a co-author in many oral presentations at national and international conferences. He is also reviewer of several scientific Journals such as Elsevier, Springer, Willey etc.   He visited several oversees counties for scientific meetings such as Austria, Germanay, Czek Repulic, Malasia, Srilanka, Thailand and Omen. He is the main source behind getting research funding of Rs. 1.8 Crores at the Department of Biotechnology to BT finishing School from Govt. of Karnataka at The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore. Presently he is  investigator in DST and VGST funded projects at the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad. He also a member of many scientific communities such as Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association , Kolkata . Life Member, National Environmentalists Association , Life Member, International Society of Biotechnology, Life Member, Association of  Biotechnology and Pharmacy , Treasurer (Elected),  Indian Science Congress Association, Bangalore Chapter, Member, Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, India (founded in 1965). He is also contributing as research consultant at various institutions such as Reva Institute for Science & Technology Studies, Bangalore, Bio-nymph Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Institute of Bioscience & Molecular Biology, , Bangalore, Narayana Hrudayalaya College of Science, Bangalore.

Jules A.W. Harings

Maastrich University, The Netherlands

Jules Harings is associate professor and group leader Macromolecular Physics & Technology at the Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials at Maastricht University. He received his PhD in Polymer Technology from Eindhoven Technical University under supervision of Prof. S. Rastogi and Prof. P.J. Lemstra (2009). After a four year’s period as research Scientist and project leader fiber physics and new product development at Teijin Aramid, where he received the Teijin global best R&D award in 2011, he returned to academics at Maastricht University in 2013. Currently he chairs the board of examiners of the Masters Systems Biology and BioBased Materials and coordinates several BioBased Master courses. His focus as principle investigator in the Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials is studying, understanding and technically exploiting the intrinsic functionality of biobased (macro)molecules like polarity and chirality in steering bio-inspired processing-structure-function relationships in (i) additive manufacturing and fiber spinning in e.g. regenerative medicine, and (ii) water actuated structural refinement, functionalization and biodegradability for timed polyamide performance.

Steffen Sickinger

Regional Sales Manager Additive Manufacturing Western Europe and Americas, TRUMPF

2014-2018 study program Business Administration and Engineering – international Management, at Pforzheim University. In 2018 started bachelor thesis at TRUMPF in the sales department of Additive Manufacturing and started as an Regional Sales Manager at TRUMPF Additive Manufacturing, in Ditzingen. Currently doing a Master study program in the field of Business Consulting & Digital Management.


Yann Rageul

Head of Manufacturing BU Sales EMEA & APAC, Stratasys

Yann Rageul has a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA. He started his career working in the automotive industry performing design analysis on internal combustion engines, before moving into sales. Joining Stratasys in May 2015, as a Strategic Account Manager, he now heads the team in charge of the Manufacturing segment across EMEA, North & South Asia.

Anthony Thuault

Laboratoire des Matériaux Céramiques et Procédés Associés (LMCPA), France

Anthony Thuault received is PhD at the University of Caen Normandy, France, in 2011, with a thesis “Multiscale approach of the structure and the mechanical behaviour of the flax fibre”.

Since 2014, he is associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France and in the LMCPA (laboratory of ceramics and associated processes). He is working on the additive manufacturing, microwave sintering, microstructural and mechanical characterization of ceramics.

Nir Dvir

Product Marketing Manager | Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd, Israel

About Massivit 3D

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd is a pioneer of large-scale 3D printing systems for the Automotive, Marine, Rail, Entertainment and other industries. The company’s patented Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) technology enables cost-effective production of full-scale prototypes, molds and models at unprecedented speed. GDP technology leverages proprietary instantly-curing gel that facilitates ready-made parts up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) straight off the printer.

Founded in 2013 by a team of recognized industry experts, Massivit 3D is headquartered in Lod, Israel and provides its worldwide community with end-to-end services supported via an extensive dealer network.

The Massivit large-scale 3D printer brings to market a new category in additive manufacturing. Offering 30x the production speed of other technologies, it enables manufacturers and service bureaus in the automotive, marine, and rail industries to produce large, custom parts within a matter of hours instead of weeks.

Massivit develop the hardware , material and software and give end to end solution to its customers.

Nir Dvir  is an account manager and brings year of experience in both 2D and 3D printing