Dr. Ankit Saharan, Manager of Research and Applications Development at EOS North America, manages system, materials and process research and development for customers applying 3D printing to their business.
Since joining EOS, Ankit has worked to accelerate the realization of the digital age of manufacturing, from developing advanced materials to developing processes that will advance automation in additive manufacturing (AM) applications, with a focus on metals. He has led teams that developed benchmarking, researching and developing applications for metal 3D printing, and filed several patents including automated compaction of powder in AM systems and powder spreadability measurements. He is also responsible for managing EOS relationships with external development partners in North America.
Ankit has been involved in engineering applications since very early in his career when he worked on a project with National Aerospace Laboratory that explored structural aerospace applications for civilian aircraft. Ankit also worked for Dana Incorporated, an American worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, as a senior process engineer responsible for ensuring continuity in processes between two different plant locations.
Outside of EOS, Ankit maintains an active role in informing and understanding industry standards by engaging with regulatory and research bodies. He is an active member of the SAE International where he sits on a committee for additive manufacturing. He is also an appointed subject matter expert on the additive committee for International Standards Organization (ISO TC44). He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) where he sits on another committee that informs the standards for manufacturing. Ankit also serves as guest presenter on industry panels around North America, speaking on topics such as in-process monitoring, additive manufacturing automation, and materials and process development.
Ankit holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.
Laura Gilmour, Medical Account Manager of EOS North America, oversees more than 20 medical device OEMs and contract manufacturers using EOS technology in North America. She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer.
Previously, Laura was a senior research engineer at Smith and Nephew Orthopedics where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopedic applications around the world. She also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs. Prior to that, Laura spent two years as a pre-market reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reviewing and clearing more than 80 orthopedic devices. During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group.
Laura is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Aamir maps his career using the periodic table, starting with adventures blowing up hydrocarbons, fluorescing rare earths and more recently melting refractories like Tantalum. He has over 10 years of experience with new business development and technology innovation. He is responsible for leading projects related to materials development for AM application and combustion syntheses of nanomaterials.
He has developed and implemented processes for a pilot scale reactor for synthesis of high-value materials related to electronic, medical and aerospace industries. He is passionate about taking cutting-edge technology from ideation to production and scale.
He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, he holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California and completed a post-doctorate appointment in advanced inorganic and bio materials at University of California – Davis.
Dr. Craig Sungail has over 30 years of diverse business experience including periods in new business development; market research/segmentation; strategy development; R&D and in industries including pharmaceutical discovery; polymer development; semiconductors; agricultural products and surfactants/dispersants. His education includes a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a post-doctoral appointment concerning Enantiomeric Chromatography and Phase transfer Catalysis at the University of Illinois, Champaign.
In his current role with Global Advanced Metals (GAM), Sungail ensures strategic development of the product roadmap; leads new product development and directs global customer support. Over the last 45 months he has spearheaded the entry of GAM into developing Tantalum powders for additive manufacturing.
Lawrence Gasman is the founder of SmarTech Markets Publishing and is acknowledged worldwide as an expert on technology forecasting. He has previously founded two other industry analyst firms and has also carried out a wide range of technology assessments in areas ranging from optical networking to advanced materials to augmented reality.
John Hornick is SmarTech’s Senior Analyst for 3D Printing Intellectual Property. John served as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the largest IP firms in the world) for 25 years, where he litigated close to 100 IP cases and negotiated hundreds of settlements. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group, frequently speaks and writes on the IP issues of 3D printing, and is recognized as a thought leader in this space.
John is the author of the book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which won a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association and 4.5 stars from IndieReader, has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured,” and was Selected for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s 2017 Reading List (think Delta Force and Navy Seals) in the Disruptive Technology Category https://jsou.libguides.com/readinglists.
His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com, www.3DPrint.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he was a columnist for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John has served as a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award and also educates the law enforcement community on 3D printing-related risks and benefits.
Scott Dunham has served clients in the 3D printing industry for over three years in various market research and analysis positions. As Senior Analyst of SmarTech Analysis, Scott employs an analytic strategy based on the adage of “Aim small, miss small.”
Dunham earned his undergraduate degree studying marketing and research at the University of Kentucky in the Gatton School of Business & Economics. He has been a featured speaker at 3D printing conferences around the globe, including 3D Printshow, Additive Disruption, RAPID, and others.
Davide Sher is Senior Analyst, 3DP Adoption Studies at SmarTech Analysis and has built an extensive experience as a technology journalist and communication consultant. Davide was born in Milan, Italy and spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his BA from SUNY Stony Brook. He now lives in Milan and has founded 3dpbm, a specialized marketing & media company for the additive manufacturing industry, which operates internationally from its London headquarter. Among other properties, 3dpbm publishes the 3D Printing Business Directory (www.3dprintingbusiness.directory), currently the largest global directory of 3DP related companies, 3D Printing Media Network (www.3dprintingmedia.network) for global AM news, as well as the leading Italian AM news portal Replicatore.it.
Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with an emphasis on metal 3D Printing. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated two technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven.
He is an active member of the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Standards Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (AAID), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (ICOI), Fellow (AO) and has been awarded the Schulich Alumni of Distinction Award and most recently the Merck Patients First award.
Justin Marks, CDT is the Founder and CEO of Arfona LLC, a tech startup specializing in 3D printing technologies for dental prosthetics. He is also the owner of Master-Touch Dental Lab and an adjunct lecturer in the department of restorative dentistry at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished dental technician, educator and lab owner, Justin has lectured and taught courses on removable prosthodontics in more than 40 countries. Since 2008 Justin has dedicated the majority of his career to applying computer aided design and 3D printing technologies to removable prosthodontics and is credited with the invention of the world’s first 3D printed flexible partial denture. Justin holds his board certification as a dental technician in the complete and partial denture specialties and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a BBA in marketing and management.