AMCON

Scientific Committee Bio

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing in Construction Industry (AMCON)


Dr. Ahmed Qureshi

Dr. Ahmed Qureshi

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Ahmed Qureshi is a Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, where he graduated in 2002. He continued his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Arts et MĂ©tiers ParisTech, France, receiving a Ph.D. degree in 2011.

Dr. Qureshi’s research interests are centered around the areas of concurrent design and manufacturing with applications towards Design and Manufacturing Process improvement, Bio Medical Engineering, Computer aided Design, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Automation. These are divided into following 5 research themes. Sustainable Design: Lifecycle based design; robustness in early design concept; robust design; virtual prototyping; design for X; design for developing world; Manufacturing: Tolerance analysis and optimization; uncertainty management in manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing: Variation management in FDM based manufacturing processes; tolerancing for additive manufacturing; design for bio printing; 3D scanning; Design Theory & Methodology: Transdisciplinary design processes; cognitive aspects of Transdisciplinary design; automation through quantitative design process; Mechatronics: Autonomous multi rotor platforms for payload deployment; model based design.

Dr. Pierre Mertiny

Dr. Pierre Mertiny

Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Pierre Mertiny is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany, where he graduated in 1999. He continued his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, receiving a Ph.D. degree in 2005. Throughout most of his undergraduate and graduate studies he was a member of a student and young engineer trainee group at Airbus Germany. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in 2006.

His research interests are in the field of advanced materials, in particular, fiber reinforced and/or particle modified polymer composites and structures, including their manufacturing and design, modeling and testing of material behavior, damage prediction, and structural health monitoring. He established a research and development program that focusses on technology for energy applications and sustainability, for example, liquid and pressure containment and transport equipment, coatings, smart materials, and energy storage solutions. In the context of energy storage, his research team has developed considerable expertise for the design, manufacture and analysis of flywheel energy storage systems. More recently, the research group has been studying polymer material systems for sustainable infrastructure applications. He has supervised nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Together with his students and collaborators he has been the author of over 90 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. He has been awarded five visiting professorships to teach and conduct research at the Technical University Munich in Germany, including three August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorships.

Email:pmertiny@ualberta.ca

Dr. Yongsheng Ma

Dr. Yongsheng Ma

Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Yongsheng Ma joined the faculty of engineering, University of Alberta, Canada in 2007, and has been a full professor since 2013. Dr. Ma is a member of ASEE, SME, SPE and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer. He teaches Capstone Design Projects, Engineering Informatics, Engineering Economics and Manufacturing Processes. His main research areas include e-Manufacturing, feature-based design and manufacturing modeling, CADCAM, ERP process modeling and product lifecycle management.

Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was a faculty with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ma publishes actively in top international journals and conferences, especially in the field of Semantic Modeling for Product and Process Engineering. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). Since 2012, he has served as an editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Due to his fruitful collaboration with a Canadian manufacturer, in 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation. Dr. Ma started his career as a polytechnic lecturer in Singapore (1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager (1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Dr. Ma also served in different positions of professional and volunteering commitees for his department, faculty, university and global professional societies.

Dr. David Rosen

Dr. David Rosen

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. David Rosen is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He also holds the position of Research Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre at Singapore University of Technology & Design.

His research interests lie at the intersection of design, manufacturing, and computing with specific focus on additive manufacturing (AM), computer-aided design, and design methodology. He is the recipient of the 2013 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award and the co-author of a leading textbook in the AM field.

Dr. Kilian Gericke

Dr. Kilian Gericke

Research Scientist, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Kilian Gericke studied Mechanical Engineering in Berlin, Germany. After receiving his diploma in 2005, he worked at the Technische UniversitÀt Berlin until 2010 as Research Associate. From 2008 until 2010 he was Deputy head of the chair Engineering Design and Methodology. He obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) for his research on Project Risk Management in product development projects in 2011. Since 2010 he works at the University of Luxembourg in the engineering design and methodology group, which is part of the Research Unit in Engineering Science. Since 2016 he is leading this group.

Dr. Gericke is lecturing courses on Systematic Product Development, Research in Product Development, Machine Elements and Sustainable Development since 2005. His main research interests are in the area of product development with a focus on design methodology and design process management, i.e. design process planning, design process improvement, and methodical support of designers (design methods, guidelines, design principles) during the early stages of product development. He is particularly interested in the effects of new concepts such as Product Service Systems (PSS), Cyber Physical Systems, and of new manufacturing technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) on the design process and in the development of new design methods that support designers in this context. His work influenced directly the work of the technical committee 701, Systematic Product Development“ of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) reflected in the to revised guideline VDI2221.

Dr. Sajid Ullah Butt

Dr. Sajid Ullah Butt

Assistant Professor, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Sajid Ullah Butt is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his graduation from UET Peshawar, Pakistan in 2006. After his graduation, he worked as a lecturer in UET Peshawar, later he worked in PNRA as Assistant Engineer in Nuclear Safety department for a short duration. In 2007, he obtained a scholarship from Govt of Pakistan for higher education and completed his Master (2008) and PhD (2012) from Arts et MĂ©tiers ParisTech, France in the field of Mechanical Design.

After completing his PhD, he started working at NUST and still working there as Assistant Professor. At departmental level, Dr. Butt is involved in many activities. He is CPD coordinator and focal person of the college with Pakistan Engineering Council. He is also involved in the development of graduate and postgraduate curricula and implementation of OBE system. Their department is one of the first Mechanical Engineering Department of Pakistan to obtain Washington Accord accreditation.

His research interest is in the field of kinematic and dynamic modelling of mechanical systems, manufacturing system design, process planning and design optimization using GA and other evolutionary techniques.

Dr. Dinh Son Nguyen

Dr. Dinh Son Nguyen

Lecturer, The University of Da Nang, Vietnam

Dr. Dinh Son Nguyen received his Ph.D. diploma in 2010 and worked as an assistant lecturer at the Industrial Engineering School of Grenoble Institute of Technology in France. Currently, he is a lecturer and researcher at University of Science and Technology, The University of Da Nang in Vietnam.

His research interests are: additive manufacturing, topology optimization, simulation of manufacturing processes, robust design methodology and product quality management.