Lakshmi Vendra is Additive Manufacturing Technology Leader at Baker Hughes. In her current role as Engineering Manager, she is responsible for overcoming key challenges to adoption of additive manufacturing as a viable industrial technology. Lakshmi brings 15 years of technical and business experience which includes positions in Research, Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations within Energy sector. She is a recognized expert in applied research and transforming technology into value added commercial products with over 25 publications and conference presentations. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.