Advanced Visualization in Healthcare: AR/VR/MR

True breakthrough or social media sensation? We will do a deep dive into how the latest technological advancements in advanced visualization, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) are changing the way we interact and potentially improve healthcare. We will invite several field experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers to explore together. 


Byeol “Star” Kim

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University


Star is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. She is concurrently teaching a course, Human-Robot Interaction, in the Department of Computer Science. Her research expertise is human-computer interaction, especially for medical and virtual/augmented reality applications. At her current advisor’s, Dr. Axel Krieger, lab, she joined a project on creating patient-specific vascular grafts that are hemodynamically evaluated through computational fluid dynamics simulations and biodegradable. Thinking from the doctors’ perspectives, she thought creating software that provides features to perform complicated tasks and calculations that requires deep engineering knowledge could bolster diagnostic accuracies and preoperative planning. Her proposed idea has extensively been explored and developed as her Ph.D. dissertation topic, and it also became the foundation of her startup, Corfix Medical – a medical technology company specializing in cardiac surgical simulations and optimization. Website:

Ed LaHood

CEO of Thyng


Ed has over 30 years of experience starting, building and investing in successful start-ups. Ed currently serves as the CEO of Thyng, an Augmented Reality company focused on developing the next generation of healthcare solutions using advanced 3D visualization technologies.

Prior to Thyng, Ed founded, financed, and sold a number of startups, including: (1.) VREAM, Inc. – founded in 1991 establishing a new industry for Virtual Reality on the PC. VREAM won the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award in November 1996, and was named the 4th most popular download on the web by Wired Magazine in May 1996. VREAM was bundled with early retail versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. VREAM raised its first round of Venture Funding in 1995, and was acquired by Platinum Technology in 1996; (2.) BeautyJungle, Inc. – raised $23 Million to build the largest online Beauty Retailer to date with 10,000 products and over 100 employees. BeautyJungle was named by Fortune Magazine in 2000 as the 4th best e-commerce site on the web, right behind Amazon at #3; (3.) MainCloud LLC – one of the first cloud computing platforms allowing users to store, view, and share all of the content in their digital world;

Ed began his career as a Consultant with Arthur Andersen in 1987. In 1988 Ed joined a group of Partners from Arthur Andersen in launching the Information Consulting Group, a technology consulting firm funded by Saatchi & Saatchi. The Information Consulting Group was acquired by McKinsey & Co in 1989, where Ed served as a Consultant until 1990. Ed graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1987.

Dr. Jesse Courtier

Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and co-Founder of Sira Medical


Dr. Jesse Courtier is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and co-Founder of Sira Medical, a startup focusing on the application of Augmented Reality for improved medical education, training, and pre-surgical planning. He co-developed the initial versions of the Sira application for the Microsoft Hololens and Apple iOS after seeing the challenging disconnect between medical imaging and surgery, subsequently being awarded the UCSF Innovation Ventures Catalyst Award. Dr Courtier is a multi-award winning educator, and physician leader. His interests lie in use of advanced imaging technology for medical education and improved patient care.

Keita Funakawa

Co-founded Nanome


Keita’s passion lies at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital arts, and economics. He graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Management Science (Quantitative Economics) and a minor in Visual Arts Digital Media. He co-founded Nanome in 2015 and now leads company operations.

Nanome enables expert scientists, students, and hobbyists to design and simulate molecules in Virtual Reality. Nanome is the next step in computational/medicinal chemistry, structural biology, and beyond.


Peter Rowland

North American Channel Director at Roboze


Currently the North American Channel Director at Roboze, a high-end 3D printer manufacturer who is re-shaping the manufacturing industry and revolutionizing the world of 3D Printing with the most precise technology, capable of processing super polymers and composite materials for the realization of finished functional parts to be used in the most extreme conditions.  Having also held a number of senior leadership positions in sales, technology and operations, in both public and private environments, with a passion for leadership, presenting, training and consulting on 3D printing, virtual reality, laser scanning, lean manufacturing and document management software and processes.

AI in 3D Printing

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare 3D Printing

Based on popular demand, we are inviting industry and academic influencers to speak at our first “theme-based” webinar focusing on how artificial intelligence/machine learning is accelerating the 3D printing process and adoption. 


Dr. Yunlong Tang

Joint lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Monash University



Dr. Yunlong Tang joined the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University in Feb 2020. Currently, he is a lecturer jointly appointed by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  His major research interests are in the general field of design and manufacturing, including smart manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and its related design methods, sustainable design and manufacturing, AI-aided design, CAD/CAM, design and fabrication of lattice or cellular materials. Yunlong has over nine years of international R&D experience, participating in several national research and industrial projects from China, Canada, Europe, and Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada in 2017, M.Sc. degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2013, B.Sc. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. Before he coming to Monash, he did one and half year Post-Doc research at Singapore University of Technology and Design and was working on the next generation of CAD software for AM. He is a leading developer of an open-source lattice structure design and optimization software called INTRALATTICE PRO which has been downloaded more than ten thousand times by now.

Shuchi “SK” Khurana

Founder and CEO of Addiguru

AI 3D PRinting

Shuchi “SK” Khurana is the founder and CEO of Addiguru which provides real-time monitoring solutions for Additive Manufacturing. SK has more than twenty years of experience and has commercialized six products. He also ran a start-up company for six years that was focused on social impact and women’s health. He has five granted patents and 10+ peer-reviewed publications in the field of predictive analytics and materials science. SK has an MBA and MS in Materials Science from The Ohio State University. SK got his B. Tech. from IIT Kanpur, a top engineering institute in India.

Qiang Huang, PhD

Professor, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Southern California 

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Dr. Qiang Huang is currently a Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. His research focuses on AI and Machine Learning for Manufacturing, in particular, Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing (ML4AM). He was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair in Engineering at USC from 2012 to 2016. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011 and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2014.

He is Department Editor for IISE Transactions, Associate Editor for ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, and a member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Quality Technology. He also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.

Davide Marini

Co-founder and CEO, Inkbit


Davide is a co-founder and CEO at Inkbit. He was previously co-founder and CEO at Firefly BioWorks, an MIT startup that commercialized a novel assay for miRNA detection, based on functional microparticles manufactured by flow lithography. Davide led Firefly from inception to its acquisition by Abcam. He obtained his BS in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.



Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at AREVO 

Tuan Tranpham

Tuan TranPham is Chief Revenue Officer at AREVO and prior to that he spend 18 years working for six of the largest 3D printing companies, such as Z Corp, 3D Systems, Objet, Stratasys, Arcam (a GE company) and Desktop Metal.

Tuan possesses a unique perspective and insight on 3D printing applications, challenges, opportunities, technologies and trends. Tuan is extensively connected within the 3D printing industry and has over 21,000+ LinkedIN followers.  He was recently presented a Distinguished INnovator Operators award, known as “the DINO Award” within the 3D Printing Industry.  

Tuan earned a Business (Export) Engineering degree from the Danish Technical University (DTU) and gained business experience while working in Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States.  

He speaks Danish, English and Vietnamese. Tuan is based in Greater Boston, MA where he lives with his wife Thao and son Sebastien.

Fun fact: He has traveled and competed all “7 Wonders of the World” – both the new and the old ones.



Cybersecurity for 3D Printed Medical Devices

The cyberattack has made multiple headlines this year, but how many people really understand the technologies and challenges behind the promises? 3DHEALS invites a panel of legal and technological experts from world-class institutions (Identify3D, NYU, MedCrypt, Duane Morris ) to present their unique perspectives and join an exciting conversation focusing on how to forge your own strategy when it comes to cybersecurity for 3D printed medical devices.

Speaker info:

Stephan Thomas

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Identify3d


Stephan Thomas is currently the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Identify3d, a software company that develops software solutions for Digital Manufacturing, in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Identify3d enables the Digital Thread through design protection, manufacturing repeatability, and traceability. Stephan has more than 25 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, M&A and Restructuring with companies such as EY, Alvarez & Marsal and REL Consultancy. He holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and a Master in management from Dauphine University (France). Stephan also lectures at the Berkeley-Columbia Executive M.B.A. on performance improvement topics. He is a board member of 3D4pro, an Additive Manufacturing Saas company.

Nikhil Gupta

NYU-Tandon School of Engineering Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nikhil Gupta

Nikhil Gupta joined the NYU-Tandon School of Engineering faculty in 2004 and currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is also affiliated with the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and the Center for Cybersecurity.

His research focuses on advanced materials, with current projects related to developing new security methods for 3D printing, developing filaments of advanced composites, and using machine learning methods for materials characterization.

He served as the Chair of the Composites Materials Committee of TMS (2016-2018) and Membership Secretary of the American Society for Composites. He is serving on the editorial board of Composites Part B: Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering A, Heliyon, Advanced Composites, and Hybrid Materials, and ASTM journal Materials Processing and Characterization.

Sean Burke

Partner and Vice-Chair of the products liability trial division at Duane Morris

Sean Burke profile

Sean Burke is the partner and vice-chair of the products liability trial division at Duane Morris. He is in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on the representation of manufacturers of medical devices in product liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts. His experience includes the defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments. 

He has a particular interest and focuses on additive manufacturing, consulting, and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce the risk of product liability exposure.  He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations.  He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations. Click here to read more about Duane Morris’ medical device litigation practice.

Vidya Murphy

VP of Operations – MedCrypt

Vidya Murphy

Vidya is a hands-on leader who is passionate about her people and community. Prior to joining MedCrypt as VP of Operations, she worked for global medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson.  Vidya holds an MBA from the Wharton School. 



3DHEALS2020 Summit Recordings


3DHEALS2020 (June 5th-6th, 2020 )was the largest virtual summit this year, in the space of healthcare 3D printing/bioprinting, or elsewhere. This incredible virtual two-day summit gathered more than 70 world experts, 22 sessions. It is one of the most well-curated events that engage the audience to learn, think, and re-invent future healthcare.

We believe the recordings of this summit not long serve as a record of technological advanced in time and space, but also a good starting point for anyone who is interested in working and investing in this unique space.


Download Agenda here:

3D Printing Ti6Al4V Orthopaedic Implants: As Easy as Counting 1-2-3 (Video)

Media Coverage:

3DHEALS2020: Thank You!

Adventure for Life: Why You Really Should “Attend” 3DHEALS2020 Live

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: 3D-Printed Materials in Healthcare (

Reimagining Healthcare With 3D Printing (SME)

3DHEALS 2020 Virtual Medical Summit: Comprehensive Look at Craniomaxillofacial 3D Printing (