Invited Speakers

  • Jean-Claude André

    University of Lorraine | FR

    Jean-Claude André started his research career in 1971 with a doctorate in chemical-physics and physical sciences at the CNRS Nancy, France. 1981 he became Research Director at CNRS. During 1976 and 1999 he had several academic positions: Postdoc at the University of Ontario, scientific VP of the National Polytec Institute of Lorraine, Research Director at CNRS, Scientific Director of INRS Insurance and VP of the European Science Foundation for Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. Before he came back to CNRS in 2008 he had a team-leader position of 3 EU networks on research and forecasting in occupational risks and their prevention. From 2009 he has Emeritus position at CNRS. One of his key activies is 3D machining with lasers (stereolithography).

  • Ferdinando Auricchio

    University of Pavia | IT

    Ferdinando Auricchio started in 1998 as a associate Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy. After three years he became a full professor, working for the department of Civil Engineering and Architecture. In 2016 during the ceremony of the ECCOMAS Congress Ferdinando Auricchio was awarded for the Euler Medal for his outstanding and sustained contributions to the area of computational solid and structural mechanics.

  • Marek Behr

    RWTH Aachen University | DE

  • Horst Fischer

    Universitätsklinikum Aachen | DE

  • Thomas Gries

    RWTH Aachen University | DE

  • Andreas Herrmann

    DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials | DE

  • Leonid Ionov

    University of Bayreuth | DE

    Leonid Ionov started his research career at the Moscow State University, Russia. In 2002 he moved to Germany for a PhD Position at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden and Dresden University of Technology. After this period he changed over to Max Planck "Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden. Since 06/2017 he is Professor at the University of Bayreuth. In 2012 he was awarded with the Georg-Manecke-Price for the outstanding work in biopolymers.

  • Frederik Kotz

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | DE

    Frederik Kotz studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). During the course of his phD thesis he developed nanocomposites which allow additive manufacturing of high-quality transparent fused silica glass. His work has been published in high-impact journals like Advanced Materials and Nature. He is the Co-founder and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of the start-up company Glassomer GmbH. His research interests include microfluidics, nanocomposites and new materials for additive manufacturing.

  • Christophe A. Marquette

    3D.FAB / University of Lyon | FR

    Christophe Marquette is engaged in 3D Printing, Bioprinting, Molecuar diagnostic, surface chemistry and Biochips. In his PhD thesis he has dealt with the topic of biochemistry. Before Christophe Marquette became a researcher at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) he had a PostDoc Fellowship at the Concordia University in Montreal.

  • Jeffrey Morgan

    Brown University | US

  • Reinhart Poprawe

    RWTH Aachen University | DE

  • Metin Sitti

    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems | DE

    Metin Sitti received the B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1999. He was a research scientist at UC Berkeley during 1999-2002. He is currently a director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. His research interests include small-scale physical intelligence, mobile microrobotics, bio-inspired materials and miniature robots, soft robotics and micro-/nanomanipulation. He is an IEEE Fellow. He received the SPIE Nanoengineering Pioneer Award in 2011 and NSF Career Award in 2005. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics.

  • Julian Thiele

    Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research | DE

    The ThieleLab utilizes its expertise in polymer synthesis and material processing ion micro- and nanoscale to develop polymer materials as experimental platforms that reflect architecture and design principles inspired by nature. A key experimental platform are microscopic polymer hydrogels. We design these microgels to mimic size, functionalization, porosity, shape and local organization of the natural intracellular and extracellular environment. Here, existing as well yet inaccessible complex biofunctions and biosynthesis are studied, manipulated and optimized to yield novel biomaterials and active compounds by utilizing a catalytically active, resource-efficient synthesis environment. To fabricate such polymer materials, we design synthetic and natural macromolecular precursors, which are then processed via microfluidically prepared emulsions and micro-stereolithography.

  • Marc Thielen

    University of Freiburg | DE

  • H. Jerry Qi

    Georgia Institute of Technology | US

    H. Jerry Qi visited the Tsinghua Unversity and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his education. Before he became a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016, he spent eight years at the University of Colorado Boulder as a Assistent/Associate Professor. He received the Career Award from US National Science Foundation.