Director of Additive Manufacturing
Technology Innovation Institute
Dr Aboulkhair is the Director of the Additive Manufacturing team at the Technology Innovation Institute’s Advanced Materials Research Centre TII-AMRC (UAE) since April 2021. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham (UK), where she stills holds a visiting academic role. Since 2013, She has been working on Materials & Manufacturing Research; with active projects spanning across several metal additive manufacturing (AM) processes (powder based and drop-on-demand). Coming from a mechanical engineering background and holding a PhD in Materials Engineering and Materials Design, she specialises on developing new materials, materials processing, manufacturing, and characterisation for metallurgy and mechanical properties.
Innovation & Capability Development
Al Seer Marine Supplies & Equipment Company P.J.S.C
As graduated Mechincal Engineer, Stefan Garbereder has always been involved in advanced technologies. Over the past years, his roles included: maintenance officer in the army, Head of Explosive Ordnance Clearance unit in the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein and in the Defense & Security Industry in UAE and as technical advisor for Abu Dhabi Police.
In 2019 Stefan started as Project Manager at Al Seer Marine Abu Dhabi, a stock market listed international operating leading Yacht & Marine Company with more than 1200 highly specialized professionals from 50 countries.
As Head of Innovation & Capability Development Stefan is now leading future oriented projects such as the implementation of the world’s largest robot-based AM Flexbot system, which contains 2 industrial-robots and a track system of more than 36m.
Senior Vice President EMEA
As the Senior Vice President EMEA since January 2020, Markus is responsible for EOS’s business in Europe, Middle East, Africa and also South America. Since joining EOS in 1998, Markus has held various sales-related roles in the export region. Over the years, he established EOS subsidiaries in UK and Nordics, introduced distribution partners in many other countries in his region and significantly grew the business by expanding into new markets and industries. Prior to joining EOS, Markus was the Area Manager for Europe and Asia at Kettner, an equipment manufacturer in the packaging industry. Markus has a Dipl. Ing. degree in Production Engineering.
Prof. Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub
Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center,
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor Abu Al-Rub is currently the Director of ADAM (Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing)
Center and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University. He has been a Professor at Texas
A&M University. Professor Abu Al-Rub primary research field of interests are in employing digital design
and 3D printing for creating multifunctional architected materials and composites for various
engineering applications. He has published one book, 6 patents in additive manufacturing, and over 250
publications. He has served as the principle/co-principal investigator of more than 30 projects; he is
responsible for more than $30Million. In 2007, he has been selected among nine leading scientists in the
US by National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to design new grades of advanced high
strength steels for the automotive industry. He has been among the Scholar Google 100 Most Cited
Authors in Civil Engineering.
Senior Specialist, Data Science (AI Integration Downstream) Digital Projects & Innovation Division,
Driving Digital Transformation and Innovation through a complete value chain.
Dr. Sastry Y Kandukuri
Global Practice Lead - Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Sastry Kandukuri is a passionate and experienced digital materials and manufacturing technology professional with Doctorate/Maters/Bachelor degrees in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and Masters degree in Computer Science coupled with more than 20 years of diverse experience in Maritime, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors.
Supporting customers with subject matter expertise in the areas of additive and conventional manufacturing Materials/Process/ Facility/Design related qualification/ certification, training and Quality/code compliance. We help through their journey of additive manufacturing adoption in Maritime, Oil & Gas, Mining and other heavy industries to create and enhance trust on AM products.
With over Ten years of experience in engineering, consulting, and entrepreneurship, he is passionate about driving innovation and growth in the field of additive manufacturing (3D printing). As the acting CEO of NAMI, the National Additive Manufacturing and Innovation Company, he leads a team of experts and professionals who are dedicated to advancing the adoption and application of this technology across various industries and sectors in Saudi Arabia and beyond.
Regional Additive Manufacturing Manager
Vallourec Asia Pacific Singapore
Jithin Mathew, is the Regional Additive Manufacturing Manager at Vallourec Asia Pacific Singapore. Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions, with over 100 years of active presence in the Oil &Gas industry. They understand the huge potential of AM and has embraced WAAM to improve the future of metallic component value chain for O&G market. Vallourec have their pioneer WAAM machine fully dedicated to end user part production located within their facility at 6, Marsiling Lane Singapore. Jithin takes care of the regional WAAM production operations, including supply chain.
Jithin possesses over 16years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. For a major part of his career he was involved in the design and manufacturing of Well Completion Systems at TechnipFMC and GE Oil & Gas. He holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore. Since 2018, with a keen interest in new technologies, Jithin has been actively involved in developing opportunities to support the Additive Manufacturing adoption in Singapore. His passion for AM also led him to attain an Advanced degree in Additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing has been adopted for the manufacturing of complex shaped metallic parts by various industry sectors. However, the rate of adoption has been quite slow for the Oil & Gas and Marine segments. This talk on “WAAM for On-demand manufacturing of Oil & Gas parts” aims to present a few case studies where WAAM was put into use to produce parts that offered better lead times, superior quality or cost savings.
Syed Ahmad Nameer
Senior Additive Manufacturing Consultant,
Head of Business Development,
Principal Solutions Leader,
3D Systems Corporation
Sr. Director - Design, Engineering and Innovation
ETIHAD AIRWAYS ENGINEERING
Over 30 years with intensive engineering experience in Aircraft Cabin Rertofiting and Engineering Modification, delivering STC for many cabin modifications covering all aspect of cabin safety based EASA and FAA rules / regulations. Also, intensive experience in Engineering support of MRO services.
Senior Application Engineer
Andrea Penna has been working in the additive manufacturing industry for more than 15 years. Prior to his role at SLM Solutions, he worked for Renishaw as an Application Engineer. He is an experienced researcher with a background in the aerospace sector and started his career at Avio SpA, one of the first companies in the world qualified for aerospace and medical productions with additive manufacturing technologies. After obtaining the Master’s Degree in Materials Science at the University of Turin, he started a research grant at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of the Polytechnic of Turin, in collaboration with Avio SpA, on the characterization of TiAl alloys produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM). At the same time, in 2013, he obtained the PhD in Materials Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin.
CTO & Co-Founder
Business Head - AM,
Area Sales Manager,
Rouslan Svintsitski, 3DCeram Area Sales Manager, MBA graduated from ISCV of
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France). More than 25 years of experience in
ceramic process and technologies.
Saveer Matrix Nano
Brian Matthews has over 22 years of nuclear physics and additive manufacturing experience. Brian became interested in advanced manufacturing methods as a mechanism to improve the economics of nuclear energy and other high technology industries such as aerospace and automotive.
Territory Sales Manager,
Chief Commercial Officer
Riccardo is an experienced executive and entrepreneur in the Additive Manufacturing Industry. He has led Sales and Business Development organizations in multinational Companies in the Software, Hardware, Materials and Services domains. His engineering background enables him to speak the language of different industries and a higher education in Business Administration to draft fitting solutions for diverse business situations.