Keynote Speakers

Mohsen Seifi, PhD

Director of Global Additive Manufacturing Programs
ASTM International, USA

Dr. Mohsen Seifi joined ASTM International in 2016 as the director of additive manufacturing (AM) programs, in which he facilitates’ standardization activities across all ASTM AM related technical committees and building new partnerships as well as development of new AM standards related programs within diverse ASTM portfolios. He has also appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH. He received both his master and doctoral degree from CWRU in materials science and engineering with emphasis on metal AM qualification and standardization.

Abstract: Amplifying Additive Manufacturing Standardization

Ian Gibson, PhD

Professor of Additive Manufacturing
Deakin University, Australia

Prof. Gibson is the recipient of the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award for over 25 years of contribution to the field of additive manufacturing. Prof. Gibson has joined the school of engineering at the University of Deakin since 2013 and has been involved in development of multiple design and manufacturing courses with a focus on industrial design, medical devices, and sports technology. He is the co-author of the book Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which has been cited over 2700 times.

Abstract: Medical applications for Additive Manufacturing

Mohammad Ehteshami

Vice President and General Manager
GE Additive

Mohammad Ehteshami is currently Vice President at GE Additive – focused on the additive product strategy. In this role, Mohammad provides strategic direction to the technical and product roadmaps for the GE Additive portfolio. Most recently, Mohammad was Vice President & General Manager for GE Additive, helping to launch the business in September 2016. Prior to this Mohammad was Vice President & General Manager of Engineering for GE Aviation.
Mohammad has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Abstract: Accelerating the metal additive revolution

Timothy Simpson, PhD

Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing
Penn State University, USA

Timothy W. Simpson is the Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing at Penn State. He is the Director of the world’s first graduate program in Additive Manufacturing & Design and Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). He has extensive experience with laser-based powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition for metals, and he specializes in Design for Additive Manufacturing. He contributes a monthly column on additive manufacturing to Modern Machine Shop and has helped educate over 600 industry practitioners in the use of additive manufacturing.

Abstract: Replicate, Adapt, Optimize: The Three Stages of Design for Additive Manufacturing