Dr. U. Chandrasekhar, is a researcher and an academician with extensive insights into aero gas turbine engines and additive manufacturing. After his early education in NIT Suratkal and IIT, Madras he worked in DRDO in various capacities rising to the rank of Additional Director – GTRE in 2010. He set up India’s first-ever Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at GTRE in 1997 and carried out several projects related to rapid prototyping of diverse aero and defence systems. For his contribution in the field of additive manufacturing, he received a commendation medal from the ministry of defence. Currently he is the Program Director in Wipro 3D with overall focus on competency building and enterprise-adoption of metal additive manufacturing.
Dr.- Ing. Ralph Bernhardt, Senior Director for Technical Sales Support Global (since 2016) at Simufact Germany
Formerly, Director R&D @ Simufact engineering GmbH in Hamburg and Head of AMAP- Cluster office @ RWTH Aachen
Technical Managing Director @ EFS GmbH in Bitburg; pipe-end forming technologies; Implementation of simulation tools
Innovation Manager @ cdp Bharat Forge GmbH (former Peddinghaus Group); worldwide training for simulation users
Technical Managing Director @ Umformtechnik Radebeul GmbH; Aluminum Forgings
Mr. Avinash Khare, is presently working as a Consultant Head for IMTMA Pune Technology Centre for last 5 years ; he has been designing, developing content and delivering wide range of Training Courses as a Faculty. He is Electrical Engineer by Qualification and he has worked for over 33 years at Tata Motors Pune in various capacities ranging from R&D in Industrial Electronics, Machine Maintenance, Technology Procurement, Head of Machine Shops, Tool Room Shop Head, Head of Die Design and Champion in Business Excellence. He has taught Instrumentation and Bio Medical Instrumentation at Pune University as part time faculty.