Medical Plastics Engineering Symposium Speakers

Dr Markus Eblenkamp

Dr Markus Eblenkamp

Chairman
MedTech - Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Dr Markus Eblenkamp studied human medicine at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen. He did his doctorate on the topic "Investigations on the regulation of glucose transport by alternative substrates using the model of isolated heart muscle cells in rats". After his studies, Mr. Eblenkamp worked for 6 years as a physician at the Institute of Pathology at the RWTH, of which 2 years as a junior researcher at the IZKF "Biomat" at the RWTH Aachen, where he conducted studies on the foreign body reaction (giant cell formation) to biomaterials. He was co-initiator of the establishment of an interdisciplinary stem cell group at the University Hospital Aachen. Mr. Eblenkamp completed his clinical year in the intensive care unit of the Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Hand and Burn Surgery at RWTH Aachen University. In April 2003 Mr. Eblenkamp moved to TUM. He was significantly involved in the establishment of the Chair of Medical Technology and currently manages it together with Prof. Lüth. New fields of medical Engineering, which significantly were initiated by Mr. Eblenkamp at the chair and are now being driven forward, are additive plastics technology, IoT & Materials, and internationalization via the MedTech OneWorld Initiative of the chair. Mr. Eblenkamp is co-designer of the "Life Science" sector in the additive manufacturing faculty cluster and speaker of the community of practice "IoT & Material" and "Lab 4.0" at the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern.

Stefan Leonhardt

Stefan Leonhardt

Managing Partner
KUMOVIS GmbH, Germany

Stefan Leonhardt studied medical engineering at the Technical University of Munich. In 2015 he started his doctorate with the focus on material and process development to produce specialized bioreactors via digital light processing. In 2017 he founded together with four colleagues the Kumovis GmbH, where he is one of the managing partners. In 2017 he started an MBA program which will be completed in August 2019.

Lim Wei Yen

Lim Wei Yen

Manager for Additive Manufacturing (APAC)
ARBURG Pte Ltd, Singapore

Lim Wei Yen brings 12 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing. She joined ARBURG in Jan 2015 till present as the Manager for Additive Manufacturing handling all requests with regards to the freeformer in the APAC region. From 2001 until 2007, she has been a Service Engineer in the Medical and Industrial Laser industry in the ASEAN region. From 2007, she started the journey in Additive Manufacturing with EOS as a Field Application Engineer handling pre and post-sales support, as well as technical training for customers in the APAC region. In 2013 she joined an American owned Service Bureau in Weifang, Shandong as the CTO for a year developing technical know-how with the technical team which includes post-processing methods, and creating new business accounts in various industries including orthotic in-soles from Melbourne Australia, Fine Arts using AM in Beijing, Aerospace industry and consumer electronics. In 2014 she joined SLM to setup a Singapore subsidiary for 6 months.

Dr Nida Iqbal

Dr Nida Iqbal

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Engineering and Technology, KSK Campus, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr Nida Iqbal’s presentation will focus on 3D printing of polymeric scaffold and then integrate it with bioactive materials for tissue engineering applications, with emphasis on reported clinical and economic outcomes.

Prof Dr Suwabun Chirachanchai

Prof Dr Suwabun Chirachanchai

Dean of the Petroleum and Petrochemical College
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

In 1988, the Petroleum and Petrochemical College was established to produce graduates of high international standards through collaborations with internationally-recognized universities. Today, its graduates are in key executive positions throughout Thailand’s petrochemical sector. Prof. Dr. Suwabun, dean of and lecturer at the College, is an expert in chemicals, especially biopolymers, supramoleculars, synthetic polymers, biodegradable plastics, polymer membrane cells, and fuel. He will offer an academic perspective on how the Circular Economy can be integrated into Thai industry and society for the benefit of all.

Jana Steger

Jana Steger

Research Assistant
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Jana Steger is a research assistant working in the research group for "Minimally Invasive Interdisciplinary Therapeutical Intervention" at the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. The group focusses on innovations in visceral surgery in a variety of different fields of research. The minimization of the surgical trauma is one of the key goals in many surgical disciplines, especially in visceral surgery. Plastics and new manufacturing techniques more and more take over an important role in this trend. They permit the creation of new structures and tools which enable use of optimized systems for minimally invasive surgery and allow the adaption to surgical needs, patients’ anatomy and indication while simultaneously reducing surgical trauma and accelerating patient’s healing.

Jack Sew

Jack Sew

Account Manager
PolyOne Distribution

With more than 15 years’ experiences in the polymer field, Jack Sew is currently holding the role of South East Asia business for PolyOne Distribution.

He is serving various medical devices key account customers in the region now.

He has served difference commercial roles and own excellent communication skills and solid commercial sense in South East Asia plastics industry.

Teresa Fischer

Teresa Fischer

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Theresa Fischer studied chemical engineering with the specialisation "chemical process engineering" at the Technical University of Munich. In her studies, she dealt with the crosslinking behavior of silicone elastomers and carried out biocompatibility studies of 3D printed acrylate specimens. As part of her Master's thesis at the Chair of Medical and Polymer Engineering, she examined the influence of plasma activation of carbon fibers on the strengths of a thermoplastic compound. Theresa Fischer has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Medical and Plastics Engineering since September 2016. Her main area of expertise is the development of self-cleaning plastic surfaces for hygiene applications.

Markus Prinz

Markus Prinz

Research & Application Engineer
Plasmatreat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

Markus Prinz is the Application Manager at Plasmatreat Asia Pacific Pte Ltd in Singapore, the regional HQ and R&D Centre of Plasmatreat GmbH, a German atmospheric plasma systems and solutions provider. Markus is holding a “Master of Science”-degree in Photovoltaics- and semiconductor technology from the University of Freiberg, Germany.

He came to Singapore in 2016 to complete his University degree at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) located at the National University of Singapore (NUS). After his graduation, he joined Plasmatreat in the beginning of 2017. His main tasks are the development, evaluation & implementation of new & innovative atmospheric plasma applications using the Openair-Plasma® as well as PlasmaPlus® coating technologies.

Sarah Burkhardt

Sarah Burkhardt

MedTech - Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering,
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Sarah Burkhardt studied medical engineering (B.Eng.) At the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden and then completed the Master of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, specializing in medical and plastics technology. As part of her bachelor thesis, she examined the antimicrobial effect of additized plastics and dealt with the image analysis of microbiological exudation tests. In addition, she developed an extrusion tool for the production of multi-lumen catheter tubing during her semester thesis and investigated the extrudability of room-temperature-curing silicones. As part of her master's thesis, she dealt with the chemical modification of silicone surfaces to improve the hemocompatibility of blood-bearing systems.

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna

Professor and Director Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng is the Chair of Circular Economy Taskforce at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked among the top 11 universities in the world. He is a member of Enterprise Singapore NMC on ISO/TC323 on Circular Economy. He is an advisor to the Singapore National Environmental Agency’s CESS events. He is a member of World Economic Forum (WEF) Committee on Future of Production-Sustainability. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Springer NATURE Journal Materials Circular Economy (https://www.springer.com/materials/journal/42824). He is an editorial board member of NATURE Scientific Reports. He is a co-organizer of NSF, USA sponsored conference on materials and circular economy and sustainability. He chairs the Future of Manufacturing Group, Institution of Engineers Singapore.

His leadership roles include NUS University Vice-President (Research Strategy); Dean of NUS Faculty of Engineering; Director of NUS Enterprise; Director of NUS Industry Liaison Office; Founding Co-Director of NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative, NUSNNI; and Founding Chairman of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, SERIS. He founded a successful international organization- the Global Engineering Deans Council, GEDC. He advices universities, corporations and governments around the world.

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