Runze Huang

Strategic Thinker, Entrepreneur, and Researcher. Dr. Runze Huang draws from his passion and technical/business background in emerging technologies to bridge the knowledge gap between laboratory and business, from present to future. Runze shares years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and data-driven analysis with HCT and deliver contents for strategy and marketing.

Runze led the research of additive manufacturing in economic analysis, prospective assessment, process modeling, and analytical tools for decision makings. During his Ph.D. study, Runze served in the technology strategic analysis team of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), U.S. Department of Energy. His insights regarding emerging technologies have been published in multiple leading journals and recognized by companies and governmental agencies including U.S. DOE, IEA, Deloitte, and HP. Runze was also the co-founder and director of Yunnan ZHSR Bioenergy Technology, Ltd, a company that commercialized innovative biofuel technologies in Southwestern China.

He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Runze earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and his B.S. in engineering mechanics from Beijing Institute of Technology. He also received the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Lin Cheng

Dr. Lin Cheng is one of the leading experts in the design for additive manufacturing, computational simulation, and optimization. Lin has led multiple research/design projects for additive manufacturing with totally over $5 million funding from America Makes, Ansys, NASA, and other influential entities. The design & optimization tool he developed has been applied in the industry to improve the design and the production of additive manufacturing. His research has been published in the top journal in additive manufacturing, mechanical design, and computational method.

Lin Cheng is one of the founding members of MOST-AM consortium at University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his B.S. from Xi’an Jiao Tong University.

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Ming Tang

Dr. Ming Tang is a metallurgist and material scientist that has spent years studying the performance of additive manufacturing materials in the relationship with microstructure, process parameters, and other influential factors. He is also the expert specialized in the fatigue assessment and failure analysis for AM metals and metallic parts. In his research, Ming has developed models and tools that enabled improvement of AM productivity while maintaining part quality and performance. He also has extensive hands-on experience of different testing of AM materials. His research has been published in leading journal of material science and metallurgy.

He is a Postdoc Research Associate in the Department of Material Science & Engineering at Universit of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and conducted research in the NextManufacturing Center at CMU. He also received his M.S. from CMU, and his B.S. from Beihang University.

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