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3D Printing Centre of Excellence Singapore Institute of Higher Learning Hubs
4th AM Summit Series
Emerging Applications Summit
07 Nov 2017, Tuesday Raffles City Convention Centre
David’s spent his career with one leg in the corporate world and one leg in the startup world.
After 12 years working throughout Asia and Europe in various functions for multinational corporations, he wanted to explore his passion for additive manufacturing.
During a sabbatical year he authored the science-fiction novel, Complexity is Free, on the future impact of 3d-printing and developed scenarios and strategies for businesses in the 3d-printing space. At the same time he co-founded Sendinaden, a 3d-printed wearables devices startup.
Today he is the co-CEO of Covestro’s continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics composites business, a startup within a multinational company.
Vivian wanted to be an actress, so paradoxically she spent the last decade working in Supply Chain, Human Resources and Training in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Germany.
In the process she discovered a love for facilitating entrepreneurship and helping entrepreneurs grow alongside their businesses.
In 2015 she co-founded Sendinaden, a 3d-printed wearable devices startup, and helped Sendinaden go through Bayer’s digital health startup incubator in Berlin. In 2017 she founded Vivaciously, a consultancy aimed at facilitating themed startup incubators, accelerators and communities together with multinational corporations.
Today, on behalf of Bayer, Vivaciously drives the Grants4Apps Shanghai startup incubator.
Graduated with Bachelor of Science with Honours and Masters in Human Nutrition in New Zealand. She is a NZ Registered Dietitian, trained and worked in New Zealand hospitals, and is also an Accredited Dietitian of Singapore with the Singapore Nutrition & Dietetics Association (SNDA). She was a Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic, before returning to clinical dietetics at Alexandra Hospital. She was visiting dietitian to Institute of Mental Health for > 3 years. Gladys is currently a full lecturer of School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia. She is a Affiliate member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). Gladys oversees the clinical dietetic services and is consultant to the Foodservice dept.
She was a Council Member of the Diabetic Society of Singapore (DSS) and the Singapore Association of the Study of Diabetes (SASO) for numerous years. She has been an active member of the Singapore Nutrition & Dietetics Association (SNDA) and served as President and Treasurer on various periods. Gladys has delivered numerous professional and public talks and workshops relating to a wide variety of nutrition-related topics. She has special interest in diabetes management, disease-risk prevention education for the community and medical education for the healthcare professional. In recent years, she has become more involved in pedagogical frameworks, e-Learning and interactive/social mediums as a means of communication to the patients and public at large.
Dr. Hossein Rezai
Director, Web Structures
Dr Hossein Rezai has come a long way from when he first redesigned a toy car when he was just five years old. He was awarded a PhD in 1985 for his work on reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures and proceeded to pursue his research interest on a post-doctorate research programme. He founded Web Structures in August 1996 to practise his passion for applied engineering design and realisation of many impressive structures in over 26 countries. Dr Rezai is one of the initiators of the concept of fusion engineering, which reconciles the seemingly contradictory agendas of good design with cost efficiency.
Dr. Lionel T Dean
Industrial Designer , FutureFactories Studio
Product Artist Lionel Theodore Dean sits at the intersection of art, craft and design challenging traditional boundaries and definitions of practice. He employs the virtual realm as a creative playground where time plays a part and artefacts exist with past and future states. This is a space in which ephemeral designs exist beyond the physical constraints of material or process. The resulting artefacts are at once familiar and yet strange, exhibiting formal structure while defying the patterns and logic associated with industrialisation: the flora and forna of an alien landscape.
FutureFactories Studio founded by Dean in 2002 is a creative practice focused exclusively on 3D printing. It has yielded a string of iconic designs ranging from gallery pieces to retail products for well-known manufacturers. The significance of the work is perhaps illustrated by acquisitions by MoMA, The Museum for Modern Art in New York and DHUB, Design Museum Barcelona for their respective permanent collections. In 2008 the MoMA piece was included in a ‘Highlights Collection’ of the Museum’s 250 most significant acquisitions since 1980.
Founder, Chloé Rutzerveld Food & Concept Design
Chloé Rutzerveld is a critical food designer who explores and challenges food production and consumption. She is fascinated by nature, the human body and the strange relationship people have with food.
After she graduated Cum Laude from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014, she started her own studio as Food and Concept Designer. Her work is interdisciplinary and a direct response to the things she questions or is fascinated about. By combining aspects of design, science and technology she thinks up new ways to make our food more efficient, healthy and sustainable. She communicates her ideas through speculative design probes, workshops and experimental dinners. By using food as medium, she makes new technologies and food related issues tangible for a wide variety of people, resulting in more understanding and in-depth discussions.
Next to self-initiated work, Chloé does commissioned projects and consultancy work. She also lectures about her work and the future of food.
For more information, links to presentations and publications please visit www.chloerutzerveld.com
Founder, Elements Lab
Ting is a maker, self-taught 3D CAD designer, jewelry designer and a big fan of wine and coffee when she’s not doing jewelry design or 3D printing. Ting was born in Taiwan and she finished college education in Japan. Prior to joining 3D printing industry, Ting worked in Japan, China and USA as a senior project manager in the IT industry. In 2013, she founded Elements Lab and started its business model as a 3D printing education center. In 2015 the business model expanded to 3D printing Jewelry making through the process of 3D modeling and 3D printing.
Javier G. Fernandez
Assistant Professor, SUTD
Javier’s research at SUTD is focused on the broad study, development, and application of biological materials in science and technology. In 2014 he was awarded the world’s most outstanding young researcher in materials science by the Bayer Foundation, in 2015 one of the ten Asia Innovators Under 35 by MIT, and in 2016 one of the top innovators in sustainability by the Launch Organization (NASA, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Department of State). He has been also awarded with the Zwick Science Award for his studies on Mechanical Testing, and best PhD thesis at the University of Barcelona for studies in the use of biopolymers in Microelectronics and Biomedicine.
After his Ph.D, Javier moved to MIT, where he developed the “Micro-Masonry”, a technology to assemble artificial organs and recognized as “breakthrough in tissue engineering” (CNET). Later, he moved to the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, where he designed and made “Shrilk“, a compostable and biocompatible material inspired by the insect cuticle. Shrilk is referred, for example, to as “one of the materials that will change the future of manufacturing” (Scientific American), a “Supermaterial” (National Geographic), and has been chosen (with graphene) one of the “five material that could change the word” (The Guardian).
Javier regularly collaborates with some of the most important international media outlets. His opinions and views on scientific issues and environmental policies have been, for example, covered in personal interviews, documentaries, and articles of National Geographic, BBC, PBS, FOX, Euronews, Discovery Channel, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Scientific American…
Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD
Professor Schroepfer holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees with Distinction from Harvard University. He began his academic career at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture in 2004 and Associate Professor of Architecture in 2008. He was named Full Professor after joining Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2011 where he became founding Programme Director and Associate Head of Pillar of Architecture and Sustainable Design and currently serves as Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC I³ Centre and Director of the University’s award-winning Advanced Architecture Laboratory. He held visiting professorships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and National University of Singapore. In 2015, he was appointed member of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Future Cities Laboratory Steering and Management Committee.
Professor Schroepfer’s work investigates the increasingly complex relationship between design and technology in architecture. His research and design projects relate to advances in environmental strategies, materials, structure and form, performance and energy, computer simulation and modelling, digital fabrication and building processes. He has been recognized as a creative leader in the industry and sought-after as a keynote speaker at international conferences, symposiums and workshops.
CEO and Co-Founder, Bermat
Matteo Bertezzolo is the founder and CEO of Bermat, an Italian automotive startup that was set up in 2015. Prior to setting up this new business 3 years ago, Matteo was a business lawyer since 2002. He has given up his law career to realize his passion and idea in building and customizing cars. He believes with today’s innovative technologies like Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, it allows him and his team of engineers to create new concepts in the automotive field.
Editor-in-chief, 3D Printing Industry (3DPI)
Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3DPI and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.
Managing Director, Katjes Magic Candy Factory
Melissa Snover (36), aka Melissa Burton, is an entrepreneur, visionary, and a trendsetter in the world of food technology. She is currently the Managing Director of the Katjes Magic Candy Factory; the world’s first 3D food printer to be available to the consumer market! The innovative idea for a 3D printer that could print candy was conceived in 2015 and in just under 6 months her first prototype was launched into a beta test store in Berlin. This is just her latest innovative idea that she has brought to fruition. She has been working successfully with her innovative and trend-setting concepts for over 12 years.
Still in her mid-thirties, she has already won numerous awards and prizes for her business achievements having been recognized as the Best Entrepreneur 2011, Business Woman of the Year 2014, and Insider Magazine 100 Most influential Women 2014, to name a few. Her company, Katjes Magic Candy Factory, has also won several awards in the short time since launching in 2015, including Top Innovation of the Year at ISM 2016 and Best Confectionary Innovation at the Free From Foods Awards 2016.
Early in 2015 Ms. Snover partnered with the successful German Katjes family corporation; it was then that Katjes Fassin UK Ltd and the Katjes Magic Candy Factory were founded, and she immersed herself in the world of confectionary technology and 3D printing. The Katjes Magic Candy Factory is an innovative, pioneering concept that has already been highly successful in just over 12 months. Following its successful launch in Berlin in August 2015 and subsequent launches throughout Europe, the USA, the Middle East and China, Ms. Snover has now set her sights on new markets and industries. 2017 will see the magic spread into theme parks, retail outlets, corporate gifting and private events all around the world.
In her position as Managing Director, Ms. Snover is completely dedicated to the exciting world of 3D printing. She is not only responsible for worldwide marketing, but has also taught herself programming so she can immerse herself completely in the technology and software for all aspects of the Magic Candy Factory.
Aside from extremely positive customer feedback, the Magic Candy Factory has also impressed the industry. They have been approached by established 3D printing companies for collaborations and from specialist universities and institutions looking for expert speakers and demonstrations.
Even before her current position at the Magic Candy Factory, Ms. Snover had already established herself in the business and confectionary world. She laid the foundations for her success at an early age. At 23, having studied Business Management and Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA and the renowned Lancaster University, Great Britain, she founded the financial services company Burton Mortgage Services, which she managed to guide to treble-figure growth in its first three years. In 2009, the target-oriented entrepreneur, who has American roots, sold her interest in Burton Mortgage Services and redirected her creativity and skills to the confectionary industry.
In 2010 she founded the company FTF Sweets Ltd, UK, creating the world’s first vegan, natural and allergen-free fruit gum with the brand name Goody Good Stuff. In 2013, as an owner and Managing Director of Goody Good Stuff, Ms. Snover sold the company to Cloetta PLC. By the time she withdrew from the company in February 2015, Melissa Snover and her team had developed a sales network with 30,000 sales points in more than 33 countries worldwide – all in less than 40 months; making Goodie Good Stuff one of the fastest growing brands in Europe.
Ms. Snover’s unique understanding of current trends and a strong interest in technology has created her vision of the future for the food industry which includes integrating technology with best food practices that can customize products for each consumer’s individual needs and desires.
When Ms. Snover isn’t working directly on her own business she is often invited for speaking engagements and to give interviews around the world, most notably:
• The United Nations
• Fox 31 Denver Good Morning Show
• Sat 1 – Fruhstruck
• Good Morning Sacramento
• Speaker for Entreprenuers at TIPP Agreement Negotiations – Houses of Parliament
• Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Garden Part
• HSBC International Managers Conference
• UK First Women Conference
• Nectar Business Awards Judge
• UKTI & International Chambers of Conference Speaker (various
• UK DIGICAL CONFERENCE
Free time for Ms. Snover is a rare commodity these days, but she makes time each day for a run. When time allows she enjoys playing golf, reading, and supporting her charities.
CEO, Founder, DeFacto
Founded in 2015 by American Architect Leandro Rolon and Austrian Designer David Doepel, DeFacto (design factory) is a Beijing-based international 3D Printing Innovation Company that provides custom tailored design and fabrication services to well establish brands and startups around China. Recently the company was awarded a Guinness World Record for the creation of the world’s largest 3d printed structure, presented in Beijing, China.
Leandro Rolon is the founder and CEO of DeFacto, a 3D Printing design and innovation company, headquartered in Beijing and one of China’s up and coming 3D Printing design brands. During his studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture Mr. Rolon began 3D Printing and quickly emerged as an influential voice in the rapidly growing additive manufacturing Industry. Today, Leandro and his partners are using 3D technologies to transform company’s product offerings and continuously exploring new methods to produce cutting edge designs.
Dr. Jacky K.H. CHUNG
Assistant Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment
Dr. Chung is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building at the National University of Singapore (NUS), SINGAPORE. With a background of construction economics and management, Dr. CHUNG has the expertise in Construction 3D Printing (C3DP). In 2017, Dr. CHUNG formed a cross-faculty C3DP Research Unit at NUS (C3DP.NUS), aiming at promoting C3DP development in Asia. In collaboration with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster, Singapore, C3DP.NUS Centre has organised a series of international C3DP events, which are all well received by the professionals and experts in the field. In recognition of his contribution and expertise in 3D Printing, Dr. Chung has been recently appointed as a member of Technical Committee of the National Innovation Institute of Additive Manufacturing, China. He is the first appointed committee member from the construction sector.
Founder, Chris Lefteri Design Pte Ltd
Recognized throughout the world as a leading authority on materials and their application in design, Chris Lefteri is one of the most important materials experts working in his field. For over a decade his studio work and publications have been pivotal in changing the way designers and the materials industry consider materials. In 2001 he published the first of eight books on materials and their application in design, which have been translated into six languages. These books have led the change in the way designers view and use materials. Subsequently his studio, Chris Lefteri Design, has worked with bluechip corporations and major design studios across Europe, the US and Asia implementing a broad range of strategies for effective materials integration in the design process.
Dr. Shyam Anand Jha
Founder Secretary, Centre for Rural Information and Action (CRIA)
Dr. Shyam Anand Jha is the founder Secretary of Centre for Rural Information and Action (CRIA). The focus of the Centre has been Water and Sanitation where it has been actively working since its inception in 2015.
Dr. Jha is a doctorate in Film and Literature Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A creative writer by training, Dr. Jha has worked for Mumbai Film Industry writing films and conceptualizing television shows for more than a decade after having spent the same amount of time in the field of journalism. After having spent three decades away from the village where he was born, Dr. Jha returned to his roots to give back what he owed to it.
He started a unique movement to curb corruption and put an end to centuries' old practice of open defecation. He has enabled the poorest of the poor to build their own toilets. With his relentless efforts he has sowed the seeds of a revolution where people are realizing the importance of hygiene and sanitation.
Dr. Jha is currently working closely with Hamilton Labs pioneering the use of 3 D printing technique along with using environment friendly raw material like using fly ash to build mass toilets at low cost.
Yeong Wai Yee
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU
Asst/Prof Yeong received her BEng( 1st class Hons) and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining MAE in 2013, she has industrial experiences in technical and supervisory functions in research and development, manufacturing and quality systems.
She has worked as a Research Engineer in SIMTech Singapore, Associate Research Scientist at Abbott Vascular, Research Fellow at MSE NTU, and Principal Engineer at Alcon Singapore. Her main research interest is in 3D printing, bioprinting and the translational of the advanced technologies for industrial applications. Her current research topics include 3D printing of metal implant, multi-functional and lightweight structures and bioprinting for tissue engineering. She is also keen on developing translational technologies and new inventions.
She has co-authored 2 textbooks in Bioprinting and 3D printing. She leads sponsored projects in both 3D printing and Bioprinting.
Teng Theng Dar
Non Resident Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Global Business Advisor to Miyagi and Shizuoka Prefecture, Chairman, Regina Global Holdings Pte Ltd
With a strong conviction that the real drivers of the next waves of new development will come from innovative entrepreneurs/SMEs, Mr. Teng has been working with like-minded business champions and enabling platform operators, to develop regionally connected on-line-to-off-line (O2O) eco-system to promote borderless peer to peer, and business to business co-creations through joint R&D and business collaborations.
His key focus is in the environment and wellbeing sectors.
In his years of professional career, he worked with Japan, US, Indonesia and Singapore MNCs as well as SMEs and NPOs.
He has more than 37 years of senior management experience in the Asia region, Australia, and in the Middle East Region.
He spent ten years each in Japan and Indonesia, four years each in Malaysia and Australia managing businesses in the following sectors: FMCG (Manufacturing, Marketing & Distribution), Commodities trading, Agri-Food, F&B, ICT and system integration, Energy-saving solutions & products, as well as infrastructure and construction.
After his graduation from School of Commerce, Waseda University in spring 1979, as he joined Kao Corporation, Japan and was later tasked by the Company to coordinate regional product development and marketing strategy for the SE Asia markets.
He remained with the Company until 1992 and thereafter he served as CEO/MD/Director of various conglomerates as well as listed companies in Indonesia, Australia and Singapore.
In years 2008 - 2011, he was CEO of Singapore Business Federation, years 2003 – 2011 Member of APEC Business Advisory Council and in 2009, he was appointed ABAC Chair for APEC Singapore Year.
Between 2011 – 2015, he served as Singapore representative at APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security.
He also served as member of various international and bilateral business councils, charity organizations as well as multiple Singapore Government policy feedback committees.
He is a life member of the Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS).
Co-Founder, Hamilton Labs
Started career with Merrill Lynch International Bank based in Singapore, covering Greater Asia, for 12 years. Subsequently, worked at Credit Suisse, Citibank and Commerzbank. After the 2007 financial crisis, ventured into asset and property management, focused in workers’ dormitories in Dubai and Singapore. Explored the sanitation situation 2 years ago and began working on building toilets.