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Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor in Biomedical Engineering | Cornell

Lawrence Bonassar joined Cornell University in 2003 after five years on the faculty of the Center for Tissue Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Tissue Engineering.

Bonassar’s research group focuses on the regeneration and analysis of musculoskeletal tissues, including bone and cartilage. The approach involves a multidisciplinary strategy using techniques in biomechanics, biomaterials, cell biology, and biochemistry.


Principal Mechanical Engineer l MITRE

Carlo leads the Mechanical & Reliability Engineering and Prototype Development Department at The MITRE Corporation, where he is responsible for executing the strategy for MITRE’s Advanced Manufacturing work, engaging with government partners, and identifying areas of investment for internal research programs. Since joining MITRE in 2014, Carlo has worked with agencies throughout the Department of Defense in defining roadmaps and strategies for the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies. His background in thermal analysis, fluid dynamics, sensors, and environmental requirements has allowed him to successfully identify and communicate the challenges and research needs for advancing manufacturing technologies to these government sponsors. Carlo holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, where he also completed his doctorate.

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Chief Executive Officer | 3D Bio

Daniel Cohen, Ph.D., is the CEO and Co-founder of 3DBio Therapeutics. Prior to 3DBio, Daniel was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in New York, where he focused on manufacturing, industrials, healthcare, and 3D printing. He received his Ph.D, as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees, in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, with minors in biomedical and electrical engineering. Dr. Cohen was awarded both the National Science foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship. At Cornell, he focused on bioprinting technology, completing his doctoral dissertation on 3D printing and bioprinting and holds numerous publications and patents in the field.


Field Application Scientist Team Lead l Cellink

Nicole Diamantides is a Field Application Scientist Team Lead at CELLINK, a leading bioprinting company. CELLINK is a part of BICO, a bioconvergence company that provides technologies, products, and services that enable researchers and clinicians to create, understand, and master biology. Nicole joined CELLINK in 2019 after completing her PhD at Cornell University. At Cornell, Nicole worked on the development of novel collagen bioink formulations for bioprinting cartilage and collaborated with Histogenics Corp. to mechanically characterize their investigational cartilage tissue implant. Nicole received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.


Staff Engineer, Materials Applications Engineering l GE Additive

Daniel Frydryk is a Staff Engineer working in GE Additive’s Materials and Processing engineering organization. Daniel joined GE in 2017 where he spent time as a mechanical applications engineer teaching customers how to think about manufacturing in a layerwise fashion. 2019 brought Daniel back to his roots and into his current role as a materials engineer where he now focuses on titanium applications in all powder bed modalities as well as stainless steel and copper alloys for GE Additive’s binder jet products. His favorite part of his role is watching customers have the “eureka!” moment when a particular part of additive manufacturing suddenly makes sense. Before joining GE Additive, Daniel gained experience with aerospace-grade alloys while forging titanium and nickel superalloy rotating parts for the aerospace and power generation industries. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), respectively.


Engineering Manager, Advanced Manufacturing l Moog Inc.

Paul studied at the University of Bath, UK and completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Paul is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. After working in website design, aircraft fuel systems and vehicle transmissions Paul joined Moog in 2005 to work on hydraulic servovalves for flight control systems. Following a successful UK based R&D project Paul was part of the Moog team who set up and ran Moog’s first metal additive manufacturing center in WNY. This capability was matured into a production facility with corresponding process controls and ultimately, material allowables. More recent work has focused on Advanced Manufacturing, identifying, maturing and deploying new equipment and processes. Artificial Intelligence is an area of active interest for Paul. Working with colleagues and partners, factory floor AI deployments are in work and completed.


Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Cornell

Mostafa Hassani is an Assistant Professor jointly within the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Cornell. Prior to that, he completed a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer appointment at Cornell, a Post-doctoral appointment at MIT, and a Ph.D. degree at Politecnico di Milano. His research interests lie at the intersection of solid mechanics, structural materials, and additive manufacturing.

Hassani uses in-situ approaches to develop process-microstructure-property relationships for additive manufacturing processes. He also leverages extreme conditions of deformation in solid-state to enable novel additive processes for metals, alloys, and composites.


Chief Technology Officer | PostProcess Technologies

Daniel J. Hutchinson, PostProcess founder, President, and CTO, leveraged training in radar interrogation and signal analysis to develop our patent-pending technology. Prior to founding PostProcess, Daniel was with Northrop Grumman developing signal analysis equipment while dreaming of a way to make an impact on the world. Out of high school, he entered the service while attempting to break the world record for the number of college credits earned, earning Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration credentials.


Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Cornell

Atieh Moridi joined the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University in January 2019. Prior to that, she was postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was awarded Ph.D. Cum Laude (the highest institute honors) in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Moridi’s research interests lie in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing. She exploits the intrinsic properties (i.e., rapid solidification, melt pool dynamic, intrinsic heat treatment) as well as flexibility of additive manufacturing (i.e., local or site specific metallurgy and incorporation of nanomaterials) to synthesize novel high performance materials.


Technology Director l America Makes

Brandon obtained his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Brandon’s doctoral thesis focused on numerical modeling of fusion welding processes which has proved very useful to his endeavors in the development and qualification of laser metal additive manufacturing processes. After completing his graduate research in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brandon’s professional career began at McConway and Torley in Kutztown, PA. He was then a joining processes and additive manufacturing materials specialist at Rolls-Royce Corporation before becoming the America Makes Technology Director for the National Center for Defense manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).


Senior Vice President | Carbon Inc

As SVP of Materials, Jason is tasked with creating the broadest possible range of materials for growing 3D objects with Carbon DLS technology. Previously, he was Senior Director of Research at Diagnostics for All, and co-founded Liquidia Technologies. Jason holds a BS in chemistry from Virginia Tech, a PhD in chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill, and has over 25 current and pending patents.


Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Cornell

Rob Shepherd received his B.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2010) in Material Science at the University of Illinois where his research focused on developing polymeric and colloidal suspensions as ‘inks’ for 3D printers. He also fabricated microfluidic devices to synthesize single micron to millimeter scale parts (e.g., glass and silicon microgears). He received his M.B.A. (2009) at U of I, started a company, and worked with several other startups. In 2010, he continued his education as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in George Whitesides’s research group in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Shepherd is interested in developing disruptive manufacturing technologies (e.g., 3D printing, replica molding, microfluidics, etc.) and functional materials to enable new devices and user experiences. He is particularly interested in simultaneously increasing the speed, dimensionality, resolution, and materials capability of free-form fabrication techniques, and developing soft actuators that mimic biological functions, but not necessarily their mechanisms.


Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | Cornell

Meredith Silberstein received her Ph.D. in June 2011 from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering with a major in solid mechanics and a minor in energy. Afterward, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, investigating mechanochemically active materials.

Silberstein’s Mechanics for Materials Design (MMD) Lab is devoted to using mechanical experiments and modeling methods in material design, with particular focus on multifunctional, active, and polymeric materials.


Principal Materials Scientist l Desktop Metal

Nihan Tuncer is a principal materials scientist at Desktop Metal, a 3D metal printing company with systems in use worldwide. Her role comprises material and method development for extrusion-based and binder jetting 3D printing systems from feedstock design to printing and sintering development, and microstructure control in various ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys. Tuncer specializes in metallurgy with an interest in processing-microstructure-property relationships. Dr. Tuncer completed her B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Middle East Technical University and her Ph.D. in Anadolu University in Turkey. Following her Ph.D., she did research at INSA Lyon, INP Grenoble in France, and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany mainly on structure-property relationships in porous titanium implants. She did her postdoctoral research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT where she focused on crystallographic orientation, texture, and size effects on superelasticity in copper-based shape memory microfibers.

Derek Warner

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering | Cornell

Derek Warner joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in October 2007. Prior to this he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Division of Engineering at Brown University, where he worked in the Mechanics of Solids Group. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2006. During the 2013 and 2020 academic years, Derek was a Visiting Professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

For the majority of his academic career, he has worked with the US Navy to illuminate and model the underlying mechanisms that control the failure of structural materials, with the ultimate objective of advancing the capability to predict the deformation and failure of structures by utilizing new knowledge and modeling techniques. Since 2013 Derek has worked with the Navy to better understand and predict the performance of additively manufactured metallic components. His toolset includes: long timescale atomistic techniques (FTS, TIS), atomistic to continuum concurrent multiscale techniques (QM-CADD), the utilization of machine learning interatomic potentials, micromechanical modeling (large deformations, remeshing, microstructural modeling), and component scale fabrication, post processing, and failure modeling with probabilistic frameworks and FRANC3D crack growth software. He has directed and analyzed X-ray CT, EBSD, confocal laser microscopy, and fatigue testing.