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Acad. Dorel BANABIC
Romanian Academy

Professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN), Romania
Director of the Research Center in Sheet Metal Forming (CERTETA), UTCN
Past-President of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM) (2012-2016)
Fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering)
Fellow of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romanian
Fellow of the Romanian Academy
President of the Technical Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy
President of the Division History of Technics belong the Romanian Academy
Co-founder and co-owner of the FORTECH company, the biggest IT company in Romania with Romanian capital

Associate Editor of the ESAFORM book-series published by Springer
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming, Springer
Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the Romanian Academy. Series A.
Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian Journal of Technical Sciences - Applied Mechanics, Romania 

Member in the Scientific Committees of the most representative conferences in Material Forming: International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Sheet Forming Processes (NUMISHEET); International Conference on Methods in Industrial Forming Processes (NUMIFORM);International Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM);International Conference on Technology of Plasticity (ICTP);Metal Forming International Conference; International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes (ICTMP);International Conference on Sheet Metal(SHEMET); Asia-Pacific Conf. on Engineering Plasticity and Its Applications (AEPA);International Conference of the IDDRG, etc.

Member in the Scientific Committees of the most representativeconferences in Material Forming: InternationalConferenceon Numerical Simulation of Sheet Forming Processes (NUMISHEET); International Conference onMethods in Industrial Forming Processes (NUMIFORM);International Conferenceon Material Forming (ESAFORM);International Conferenceon Technology of Plasticity (ICTP);Metal Forming International Conference; International Conferenceon Tribology in Manufacturing Processes (ICTMP);International Conference on Sheet Metal(SHEMET); Asia-Pacific Conf. on Engineering Plasticity and Its Applications (AEPA);International Conferenceof the IDDRG, etc.

The major areas of interest are the anisotropic plastic behavior of materials, formability of sheet metals, multiscale modelling of sheet metal forming processes and virtual fabrication.


Prof. Eng. Ian Campbell
Loughborough University(UK)

After graduating from the Special Engineering Programme at Brunel University in 1985, Ian Campbell worked as a design engineer, first in Ford Motor Company, and later in the Rover Group.  In 1989, he was appointed as a Senior Teaching Fellow for CAD/CAM at the University of Warwick.  This gave him the opportunity to raise his awareness of CAD/CAM technology and practices.  He remained in this position for four years, during which time, he undertook a part-time MSc degree by research.  In 1993, he obtained a lectureship at the University of Nottingham and gained his PhD, again through part-time study, in 1998.  He moved to Loughborough University in October 2017, where he was appointed as a senior lecturer. His current position, since April 2017, is Professor of Computer Aided Product Design in the School of Design and Creative Arts. He is currently supervising a number of research projects, mainly in the area of design interaction and 3D printing technologies. Prof Campbell is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Editor-in-Chief of the Rapid Prototyping Journal. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China.


  Prof. Eng. Anca Draghici
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Department of Management

Anca DRAGHICI received the M.Sc. in Machine-Tools Design (1989, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania) and B.Sc. in Business Management (2001, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania). In 2001, she achieves the Ph.D. degree in the research field of machine-tools ergonomics, atTransilvania University of Brasov, Romania. Now she is full professor and PhD supervisor at Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation. Her teaching subjects are related to Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resources Management, Investments Engineering and Management and Knowledge Management. Her research fields of interest are linked with the impact of sustainabilityon organizational dynamics and business models. She regularly publishes and participates at international scientific conferences (she has more than 100 articles index in Clarivate Analytics database). In the last 6 years she was involved in Erasmus+ projects dedicated to sustainability education (for higher education and vocational training). She is member of the European Manufacturing and Innovation Research Association a cluster leading excellence (EMIRAcle, www.emiracle.eu), Ambassador of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA, www.ecqa.org) in Romania, member of the Academic Management Society of Romania(SAMRO, www.samro.ro) and member of the Romanian Association of Managers and Economic Engineers (http://www.amier.org/).


  Prof. Eng. Bâlc Nicolae
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Romania, Faculty of Machine Building, Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Scientific experience:in 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing (AM), Manufacturing Engineering, Non-Traditional Technologies, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), Rapid Tooling (RT) and Rapid Product Development.

 Scientific activity:     
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Coordinator of 22 PhD Thesis (16 defended and 8 ongoing)
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Patents: 5  (2 international patents (registered in USA and Germany and 3 national patents
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15 books published (8 as first author / editor)
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157 published scientific papers (27 ISI publications)
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Reviewer ISI Journals (e.g. Rapid Prototyping Journal)
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Chairman of the International Conference: MTeM  2019, MTeM 2017, MTeM 2015 and MTeM 2013 http://www.mtem.utcluj.ro/
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Contribution to Wohlers Reports on AM: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (https://wohlersassociates.com/ )
Research grants / contracts
: (selection from the projects managed in the last 5 years) 
-Horizon 2020: AMaTUC – No. 691787: „Boosting the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in additive manufacturing of the TUC-N”, period: 01.01.2016 – 30.12.2018, budget 999.443 Euro, Coordinator: Prof. N. Bâlc (www.amatuc.com );
-Horizon 2020: DiCoMI – No. 778068: „ Directional Composites through Manufacturing Innovation”, period: 01.03.2018 – 28.02.2022, budget 1.426.500 Euro, Director: Prof. N. Bâlc (http://www.dicomi.eu/ );
-FP7 nr. 295016: "Adm-ERA-Reinforcing Additive Manufacturing research cooperation between the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute and the European Research Area", finalized  (01.10.2011 – 01.10.2013), budget 496.634 €, (Director: Prof. N. Bâlc); http://www.fp7-admera.org/
Managerial experience
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-Dean of the Faculty:
4 years (2016-2020)
-Director of Department: 12 years (2004-2016) www.tcm.utcluj.ro
-Director of 3 international grants (H2020 and FP7 research projects) and 6 national grants
-Coordinatorof the Manufacturing Engineering (TCM) teaching program, which obtained the international accreditation: ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) – www.enaee.eu
Awards
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-Laureate of the Romanian Academy: “Henri Coandă” prize of the Romanian Academy /2017, for publishing the book: “AplicaţiileMedicale ale Tehnologiilor de FabricaţieprinAdăugare de Material” (Medical applications of the Additive Technologies);
-Honorary Professor of the Transylvania University of Brasov (Senate decision in November 2000), for the fruitful academic and research cooperation