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Additive Manufacturing Community Advisors


Stacey DelVecchio
President of StaceyD Consulting

Stacey DelVecchio, F.SWE is President of StaceyD Consulting, focused on the business of additive manufacturing. She is a technical advisor with the SME’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Community and a previous industry peer review panelist for Oakridge National Labs Manufacturing Development Facility. DelVecchio is a sought-after speaker on the value of additive and has been quoted in numerous technical magazines on 3D printing. Prior to launching her own consulting business, she was the Additive Manufacturing Product Manager for Caterpillar Inc. where her team leveraged the technology in all spaces, including new product introduction, supply chain and operations. Her team focused on deploying the technology by working with Caterpillar product groups on design for additive. DelVecchio also managed their Additive Manufacturing factory. In her 30 years in industry, most of which was at Caterpillar, DelVecchio held numerous positions in engineering and manufacturing. In addition to her additive manufacturing work, her other notable experiences include the build and start-up for a green field facility in China, hose & coupling world-wide engineering management, new product introduction management for Cat Fuel Systems, and management of the project management office for Caterpillar engines. DelVecchio also developed an engineering pipeline strategy to ensure the best engineering talent is available to meet global enterprise needs. DelVecchio holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Past President of the Society of Women Engineers and has received the society’s Advocating Women in Engineering Award. DelVecchio is a past vice-chair of the Women in Engineering Committee for the World Federation of Engineering Organization where she represented the American Association of Engineering Societies and is championing global expansion of the Society of Women Engineers. In 2021, DelVecchio edited her first book, Women in 3D Printing: From Bones to Bridges and Everything in Between.

Vice Chair

Sheku Kamara
Dean at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sheku Kamara, is the dean of applied research at Milwaukee School of Engineering where he oversees the activities of the Applied Technology Center. The ATC uses MSOE faculty, staff and student expertise to solve technological problems confronting business and industry. He has been involved with additive manufacturing since 1996 and was director of the Rapid Prototyping Consortium at MSOE. Kamara received a laser-sintering DINO (Distinguished Innovator Operator Award) from the AMUG for his contributions to the technology and industry. He has served as a RAPID + TCT conference advisor since 2004 and is a past chair of AMUG. SME Member Since 2003


Jennifer Coyne
Associate Director of Programs at The Barnes Global Advisors

Jennifer Coyne is the Associate Director of Programs at The Barnes Global Advisors where she oversees project development and project execution. Previously, she spent over 13 years at GE Transportation (now Wabtec Corp) where she led the Global Additive Manufacturing Team and oversaw Additive Engineering Design, Prototyping, and Parts Production for GE Transportation’s global additive manufacturing efforts. She formed the original AM team at GE Transportation and successfully led the launch of over 50 production additive parts and opened 4 global labs in the US and India with a wide range of metals and polymers 3D printing capabilities. Prior to her start in Additive Manufacturing, Jennifer led the PLM launch at GE Transportation, held several roles in Systems Engineering specializing in locomotive Traction, Propulsion Systems, and Energy Storage Reliability. She started her career with GE as part of the Edison Engineering Development Program, a 2-year training program designed for professional development through intense technical training and business-critical assignments including On-Shore Wind and Diesel Engine Emissions Design Engineering Roles. Jennifer currently serves as an SME Additive Manufacturing Community Advisor, has 7 US patents. She’s also received multiple recognition awards including one of Railway Age’s Top Women in Rail 2020, 2017 GE Transportation’s Women in Technology Award, and the 2013 GE Transportation Innovation Engineering Award. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

William Cuervo
VP of Sales at 3YOURMIND North America
Ambassador for Additive Manufacturing Coalition

William is VP of Sales at 3YOURMIND North America, an end-to-end on-demand manufacturing software that empowers defense organizations and enterprise companies to identify and produce parts when and where they are needed. At 3YOURMIND, he leads several activities with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Office Under Secretary of Defense focusing on advanced manufacturing for maintenance and sustainment, distributed manufacturing and crisis response.

He started his journey in 2017 as a Technician at Sintavia, where he learned the ins-and-outs of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace, Space and Defense applications. It was there where he discovered his passion for discovering and implementing technologies that can optimize the manufacturing process and help address the widely known challenges associated with AM.

William also serves as ambassador of the Additive Manufacturing Coalition, and is a graduate of Norwich University, the oldest private senior military college in the United States.

Ahmed El Desouky, PhD
Director of Additive Manufacturing at Veeco

Ahmed El Desouky, is the Director of Additive Manufacturing at Veeco, responsible for the deployment of additive technologies in the design and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor processing equipment. Throughout his career, he has been a leader of change in the design and manufacturing space. Previously, he played a key role in establishing the additive manufacturing programs at Carpenter Technology and Eaton Aerospace. He also continues to engage in educating the new generations on Additive Manufacturing through participating in professional development courses and through his work as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University. Ahmed is the chair of the F42.06.07 committee on Semiconductors and Electronics Applications of AM. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Manufacturing and Design Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. Ahmed holds a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Production Engineering from Alexandria University.

Amy M Elliott, PhD
Group Lead-Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Amy Elliott “caught the STEM bug” from FIRST Robotics, leading to her majoring in mechanical engineering at Tennessee Tech University, where she continued learning hands-on fabrication by building and racing student competition vehicles (Baja SAE and NASA Moonbuggy) and interning at various NASA centers. Because of Amy’s fabrication experience, she was cast on Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory, a reality show competition for engineers, where she placed 2nd out of 10 contestants. Amy graduated with a PhD from Virginia Tech, where she was project lead for the world’s first 3D printing vending machine, the DreamVendor. Amy is now an R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility where she meets with industry from across the nation to consult them on proper application of 3D printing technologies. She conducts research in the areas of inkjet-based metal and ceramic 3D printing and holds several patents. In her free time, Amy tinkers with hobby 3D printers and films as a science-personality for the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science, explaining the engineering and science behind viral video clips.

Eliana Fu, PhD
Industry Manager: Aerospace & Medical at TRUMPF North America

Eliana Fu, has a Master’s degree and PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College. She performed post-doctoral research at Loughborough University (UK) and Clemson University (USA). After working extensively in the Traditional Manufacturing world with TIMET and SpaceX, she jumped to Additive Manufacturing at SpaceX and Relativity Space. Eliana is now Industry Manager, Aerospace & Medical at TRUMPF. She served as an advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Advanced Manufacturing Committee. She is currently the Women in 3D Printing Ambassador for Las Vegas and is and is also on the Technical Advisory board of Hyperion Metals (now called IperionX) and recently was award TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator award for 2022.

Andrew Graves
Business Development Manager, Stratasys

Andrew Graves is the Business Development Manager at Stratasys. Andrew Graves has been working in RP/AM/3D-Printing since 1990 starting with 3D Systems in the UK and moving to 3D Systems Corporate in Valencia, CA in 1996. He was part of the development teams for the SLA5000, SLA7000 and Viper Si2 systems as well as the 3D Lightyear software. After 3DS, he set up the 3rd party maintenance & support company, TCST with a group of other talented ‘ex-3D’ people and developed the removable re-coater blade system for large-frame SLA systems. He then spent 5 years with Solid Concepts in Valencia, CA – now Stratasys Direct Manufacturing – and was involved in various R&D projects, researching new technologies, and responsible for the day-to-day running of 26 SLA systems. He joined the Covestro Additive Manufacturing team (formerly DSM) in January 2017 as Equipment Partnership Manager with the remit to seek out new systems, new technologies and potential partnerships to help expand the additive manufacturing landscape. He is a 2015 recipient of AMUG’s “DINO” award which recognizes individuals for their years of experience and contributions to the additive manufacturing community.

Melanie Lang
CEO of FormAlloy

Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. Prior to her role at FormAlloy, Melanie spent 15 years in the aerospace and defense industry with Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, Melanie currently serves as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is a Women in 3D Printing Ambassador and is an active America Makes Executive Committee member.Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. Prior to her role at FormAlloy, Melanie spent 15 years in the aerospace and defense industry with Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, Melanie currently serves as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is a Women in 3D Printing Ambassador and is an active America Makes Executive Committee member.

Tyler LeBrun, PhD
Principle member at Sandia National Laboratories

Tyler LeBrun, is a principle member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories and serves as the lead for additive manufacturing qualification as part of the Laboratories’ Technical Expert Network. Dr. LeBrun currently manages a diverse portfolio of research and development projects in materials and processes surrounding additive manufacturing to support the Labs’ mission. His past professional and technical experience include broad support and implementation of additive manufacturing in aerospace and other emerging markets through roles at Blue Origin, Rocketdyne, and Uniformity Labs. His work in these various organizations spanned feedstock characterization, equipment and process development, and process/part qualification for critical, high-value systems. In addition to his role with SME as an AM Technical Advisor, he is an active contributor and reviewer for the ASTM F42, SAE AMS AM-Metals, and ISO TC261 committees, focusing on powder bed technologies. He is a document sponsor of a number of specifications published by the AMS committee supporting binder jetting, laser powder bed fusion, and powder reuse processes. Tyler received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Osaka University. In his free time he is active in alpine, traditional, and sport rock climbing, serving as the Educational Co-Chair for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Alpine Club.

Ellen Lee, PhD
Technical Leader Additive Manufacturing Research and Advanced Engineering Ford Motor Co.

Ellen Lee, PhD is the Technical Leader of Additive Manufacturing for Research & Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company, responsible for leading the technical development of advanced polymer additive manufacturing (AM) materials and technologies for functional use in the automotive sector. She established Ford’s dedicated AM research program in 2014 to enable its use to drive product innovation, enhance quality, and improve efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing. In her current role, Dr. Lee sets the strategic direction for polymer AM and its integration across the enterprise through activities including training and education, standardization and qualification, and development of the AM technology roadmap. Dr. Lee received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She serves on the board of directors for SPE’s AM SIG and as an advisor for SME’s AM Technical Community, in addition to having a history of participation and advisory with organizations including America Makes, USCAR, and SWE.


Chinedum (“Chi”) Okwudire
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Miller Faculty Scholar, University of Michigan, Founder and CTO, Ulendo Technologies, Inc.

Chinedum (Chi) Okwudire is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Miller Faculty Scholar at the University of Michigan. Before joining the University of Michigan in 2011, he was the Systems Optimization team leader at DMG Mori USA. His research is focused on exploiting knowledge at the intersection of machine design, control and computing to boost the performance of manufacturing automation systems at low cost. His research has found applications in additive manufacturing, robotics, machining and nanopositioning. Chi has received a number of awards including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation; the Young Investigator Award from the International Symposium on Flexible Automation; the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME; the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from SAE International; and the Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professorship from UC Berkeley. He was recently selected by SME as one of the 25 leaders transforming manufacturing. He has co-authored a number of best-paper-award-winning papers in the areas of manufacturing automation, control and mechatronics. He is the founder and CTO of Ulendo Technologies Inc., a company focused on advanced automation solutions for the manufacturing industry.

Alison Park
Deputy Technical Fellow of Materials and Additive Manufacturing NASA

Alison Park, is the Deputy Technical Fellow of Materials and AM at NASA. She is a part of the NASA Office of Chief Engineer’s division called NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC). Alison’s roles and responsibilities include strengthening its technical capabilities related to Additive Manufacturing, deepening its knowledge base by broadening its perspectives, working with NASA centers to execute technical assessment and support projects for various NASA programs. Prior to her NASA assignment, she was the Technical Program Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne responsible for capturing and managing R&D projects to mature AM technologies. She provided leadership and technical guidance to existing and emerging Space rocket engine programs in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing. She holds a B.S in Materials Engineering from Purdue University and a M.S in Aerospace Materials Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Carolyn Conner Seepersad
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Austin

Carolyn Conner Seepersad, is the J. Mike Walker Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and the director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation. Dr. Seepersad’s research focuses on engineering design and additive manufacturing. She is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, including several best paper awards from ASME and ASEE. She is a member of the ASME Design Engineering Division Executive Committee and a member of the organizing committee for the annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. She teaches courses on engineering design and additive manufacturing, and she is a member of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.


Annie Wang
President, Senvol, Vice Chair for SAE Data Management Committee

Annie Wang is the President of Senvol, the industry leader in data for additive manufacturing. At Senvol, Annie has overseen the creation of the Senvol Database, which is the industry’s first and most comprehensive database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials; as well as Senvol ML, which is data-driven machine learning software for AM. Annie’s particular area of focus is on analyzing the correlation among material properties, process parameters, and feedstock properties. Annie is actively involved in activities across the additive manufacturing industry. She is Vice Chair for the SAE Data Management Committee, serves on the Data Integrity Advisory Group and Commercialization Advisory Group for America Makes, and is a member of the ASTM F42 Committee for Additive Manufacturing Technologies. She has been published in top industry journals, and has also been a featured speaker at numerous industry trade shows and conferences, such as RAPID, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, and AMUG. Annie received a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Cum Laude, an MA in International Studies from The Lauder Institute, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.

Past Chair

John Barnes
Founder and Managing Director of The Barnes Global Advisors

John Barnes, Founder and Managing Director of The Barnes Global Advisors, the leading engineering consultancy in additive manufacturing and the Founder and CEO of Metal Powder Works. Previously, he was Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic Titanium & Engineered Products where he helped shape the R&D budget and activities across manufacturing operations and influenced future business. There he worked with Airbus to qualify the first Titanium additively manufactured parts for series production. Prior to Arconic, he was Director of the High-Performance Metal Industries Program for CSIRO, the national science agency for Australia where he oversaw the R&D and Commercialization activities and investments in the program’s two principal areas: Metal Production & Interface Design and Additive Manufacturing. His aerospace background includes lengthy positions at Honeywell Aircraft Engines and as Senior Manager for Manufacturing Exploration and Development at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works(TM). At Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for developments in advanced polymers, composites, carbon nano tubes, novel titanium production and processing, additive manufacturing of both polymer and metallic systems and low observable manufacturing methods. John's teams have accomplished world's firsts in AM products as a human heel, therapeutic products, series aircraft parts and implemented other technologies on vehicles like the F-22 Raptor. Primarily, John has a background in materials performance and processing relationships but has led groups to develop low emission combustors, advanced polymers, and low observable technology. John has 14 patents or applications, has given numerous invited presentations and is published internationally. In 2014 he was awarded Purdue University’s Outstanding Materials Engineer of the Year. John is an Adjunct Professors at RMIT University and Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Vice Chair of SME's AM Advisors and Chair of the America Makes Executive Committee. John holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.