Brent Stucker, PhD is a Distinguished Engineer in Additive Manufacturing (AM) at ANSYS. He is the co-founder and former CEO of 3DSIM, acquired by ANSYS in November, 2017. Dr. Stucker has been a leading researcher and industry expert in additive manufacturing for almost 30 years.
Dr. Stucker was the founding chairman of ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015. He has received numerous AM awards, including 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/SES and the Dinosaur award from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. He has co-authored a leading textbook, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, which is used by many industry practitioners and in over 400 Universities worldwide, with a combined distribution of 5 million physical copies and electronic downloads.
Dr. Stucker holds numerous patents, has authored and co-authored over 200 technical publications on AM, and has presented over 500 technical talks. 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. Dr. Stucker has worked with the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and others to develop research priorities and funding roadmaps for the AM industry. Dr. Stucker received his B.S. from the University of Idaho and his PhD from Texas A&M University, both in Mechanical Engineering.