We have also invited certain notable guests to share their expertise in the field of 3D printing and its future applications.

Nejc Novak
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Dr. Nejc Novak is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia. His research interest is in advanced computational modelling and simulations, cellular structures, auxetic cellular materials, characterisation and optimisation of cellular structures, multi-physical problems, crashworthiness, blast and ballistic loading.

Dr. Nejc Novak received the professional title Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 2013 and the Master of Mechanical Engineering in 2015 at the University of Maribor. In 2019, he was promoted to Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Maribor, Slovenia with thesis title “Computational simulations of auxetic cellular structures”.

Dr. Nejc Novak is an expert in complex computer modelling and simulations, high-performance calculations, modelling of fast transient phenomena in solids, machine elements construction as well as development and characterisation of cellular metamaterials. His bibliography comprises of more than 130 bibliographical units, from which is more than 30 original scientific papers published mostly in high ranked journals in the field of composites and mechanics.

He was the visiting researcher at the University of Kumamoto, Japan, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, at the Beijing Institute of Technology, China, at the New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.