Brent Stucker, Ph.D. is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of 3DSIM, LLC, a provider of physics-based simulation tools for the additive manufacturing industry. He has been a leading researcher in additive manufacturing for more than 20 years, with projects ranging from new materials development for biomedical implants and aerospace/defense structures to multi-scale modeling and control of additive manufacturing machines. He was a professor from 1997-2015, with various appointments at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, the University of Rhode Island and VTT Technical Research Center, Finland. Brent led the establishment of the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies in 2008 and was the first Chairman from 2009-2014. He was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015. His awards include: the 2016 International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award; the 2015 Additive World Conference Industrial Impact Award; the 2012 Industry Achievement Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the 2010 Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM and SES for his leadership in the area of international standards, and the SLS Dinosaur Award from the SLS Users Group (now known as the Additive Manufacturing Users Group) in 2005. Brent co-authored a textbook entitled Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Direct Digital Manufacturing which is utilized by AM practitioners and educators around the world. He has numerous patents, has authored more than 200 technical publications and has presented more than 150 technical talks related to AM.