Prof. Cees de Bont, PhD

Dean, Design School, Loughborough University, UK

Trained in Consumer Psychology, PhD from Delft University of Technology, 10 years in Philips Royal Electronics and deanships of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft and the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.




Prof. Richard Bibb

Loughborough University, UK

Prof Bibb has been active in Additive Manufacturing research for more than 20 years. After graduating from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 he moved to the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) at Cardiff Metropolitan University to undertake Rapid Prototyping research gaining his PhD in 1999. He founded the Medical Applications Group at PDR in 1998 and led it for 10 years. The group, now called Surgical & Prosthetic Design, continues to be successful and recently won a Queen’s Anniversary Award. He moved to the Design School, Loughborough University in 2008 and established the Design for Digital Fabrication research group in 2014. His research focuses on design for 3D Printing and the application of advanced design techniques in surgery, prosthetics, orthotics and medical  devices. He has contributed to research projects totalling £4.5 m from EU, Research Councils, charities and industry. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers, chapters and books.


Speech Title: Design for Additive Manufacturing




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