INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
PROF. DR. FRANK BRUECKNER studied automation and control engineering as well as business administration at the Technische Universitaet Dresden.
DR. BEN DUTTON is a Principal Research Engineer at the MTC. He is an NDT scientist with both Physics and Engineer backgrounds and 14 years’ experience in NDT. He has been supporting the Net Shape & Additive Manufacturing group on several projects which require in-process and post build NDT. In addition, he is leading NDT projects in sectors such as Aerospace, Automotive and Transportation (Rail). Project portfolio includes single client, MTC CRP (Core Research Program), Innovate UK and H2020/FP7 such as AMAZE. Ben is leading and participating in the development of a couple of international NDT standards for additive manufacturing.
DR. FERNANDO LASAGNI holds a Ph.D in Materials Science from the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). He received the Fritz-Grasenick Prize of the Austrian Society of Electron Microscopy in 2017 for his contribution in FIB tomography. During 2008 he was involved in the development of porous materials for space applications at Ibérica del Espacio S.A. (Madrid, Spain). Assistant Professor at the Seville University during the period 09/2008 – 11/2014, and then honorary professor. From September 2008 he is the head of the Materials & Processes division at CATEC with main areas of expertise in additive manufacturing, non-destructive inspection methods and mechanical/environmental testing. He was nominated by CDTI as Spanish representative/co-representative in the framework of the harmonization process of additive manufacturing technologies for the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2014 and 2017, and currently coordinates the group for AM technologies for the Spanish Aerospace Platform. Lasagni owns a scientific record of more than 165 publications and he is editor of the Journal Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Springer).
PROF. GUILLERMMO REQUENA is currently appointed as the Head of the Department of Metals and Hybrid Materials of the DLR and holds the chair “Metallic Structures and Materials Systems for Aerospace Engineering” at the RWTH-Aachen University. His scientific activities are concentrated in the interaction between internal architecture and thermo-mechanical behaviour of structural metals with a strong focus on additive manufacturing of alloys and components for aeronautics and space. G. Requena has been working in the field of microstructural engineering of metallic materials for over 15 years and has a long-term experience (> 10 years) in the use of synchrotron and neutron sources to carry out ex situ and in situ 3D imaging and diffraction experiments to investigate materials under manufacturing and service conditions.