Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt studied physics and received his doctoral degree from Technical University Clausthal in Germany. He is working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Bremen since 1984 in different job positions. In 1993 he became Head of the Powder Technology Department, and in 1999 he was appointed Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IFAM. Prof. Dr. Petzoldt has well over 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is lecturer both at the University of Bremen and the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven and has been appointed to professorship in 2013
Ilaria Cristofolini is associate professor in the field of Design methods for industrial engineering at the University of Trento – I, Industrial Engineering Department. She earned her PhD in Metallurgical engineering in 1995 at the University of Padua, based on her research on chemical-physical mechanisms occurring on sintering PM stainless steel. After her PhD, she focused her attention on design methods, mainly dealing with characterization and control of the geometry of products, as a crucial aspect in determining the functionality. She investigated in depth the influence of process variables and related mechanisms on the geometry of PM parts produced by press and sinter, both considering powder behaviour during uniaxial compaction, and anisotropic dimensional change on sintering. In this field, she coordinates several international projects with industrial partners, among them EPMA Club projects. Recently, her research interests also comprehend design methods for Additive Manufacturing, mainly dealing with metals Binder Jetting. Co-author of more than 150 publications, she is member of Editorial board of Powder Metallurgy – Taylor and Francis journal, and of Section Editorial board “Powder Metallurgy” of Metals – MDPI journal. She participates in the PM community as TPC member of EuroPM, WorldPM and PowderMet international conferences.