Brent Stucker, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Strategist with Wohlers Associates Powered by ASTM International. He leverages 30 years of expertise in Additive Manufacturing, Academia, Entrepreneurship and Executive Leadership to help companies and organizations develop and execute technology strategies, protect their intellectual property, navigate mergers & acquisitions, and succeed in the marketplace. Prior to starting his consulting career, Dr. Stucker served as Chief Technology Officer – Additive Manufacturing and Chief Scientist & Senior Vice President at 3D Systems. At 3D Systems he worked within the executive leadership team to champion innovation within the company and throughout the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. Before joining 3D Systems, Brent was Director of Additive Manufacturing and Distinguished Engineer at Ansys. He is the co-founder and former CEO of 3DSIM, acquired by ANSYS in 2017. Prior to founding 3DSIM, Dr. Stucker was a Professor at various Universities for 18 years.
Dr. Stucker was the founding chairman of ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015. He has received numerous awards, including the 2016 International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award; the 2015 Additive World Conference Industrial Impact Award; the 2012 Industry Achievement Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2010 Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM/SES and the Dinosaur award from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. He has co-authored a leading textbook, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which is used by industry practitioners and in over 650 Universities worldwide, with a combined distribution of over 5 million physical copies and electronic downloads.
Dr. Stucker holds numerous patents, has authored and co-authored over 200 technical publications, and has presented over 500 technical talks. He was a professor from 1997-2015, with various appointments at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, the University of Rhode Island and VTT Technical Research Center, Finland. Dr. Stucker has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and others to develop research priorities and funding roadmaps for the AM industry. Dr. Stucker received his B.S. from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, both in Mechanical Engineering.