Christoph Merschbrock

Senior lecturer at Jönköping University’s | Visiting Lecturer at Reykjavik University

Christoph Merschbrock, works as senior lecturer at Jönköping University’s department of building engineering and as visiting Lecturer at Reykjavik University. He received his PhD in information systems from the University of Agder (Kristiansand, Norway), and his MSc degree in civil engineering from Reykjavik University – School of Science and Engineering (Reykjavik, Iceland), where he graduated top of his class. Before joining academia, Christoph worked for several years in engineering projects including the Fjardaál smelter project in East Iceland (documented in a MegaStructures program of the National Geographic Channel). His research interests are information and communication technology (ICT) innovations in the construction industry and construction management. His work has been presented in well reputed international journals including Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Computers in industry, and the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. Christoph has won two prizes for his academic work namely the ‘2014 article of the year award’ granted by the International Journal of e-Collaboration and the ‘best paper award’ at the 2015 Nordic Construction Economics and Organization Conference.

Biranchi Panda

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Dr. Biranchi Panda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) India.  Before joining IIT, Dr. Panda was a Research Associate in Singapore centre for 3D printing (SC3DP) and obtained his Ph.D. in “3D concrete printing” from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore . He is an Associate Editor of ‘Journal of materials in cilvil engineering’, ASCE and received ‘Research Excellence’ Award from Singapore for his contribution to Digital construction.  He has more than 40 Journal publications and >2700 google scholar citations with h-index 27.

Dr. Panda’s research focuses on sustainable multifunctional composites and lies at the intersection of advanced manufacturing, materials science, and multi-scale, multi physics modelling. Examples of his current projects include additively manufactured sustainable composites, digital construction and metal printing.

Alban Mallet

CEO, Architect, co-founder 

Architect, graduate of the ENSA Paris Malaquais in 2015, he has been working for several years on additive manufacturing processes and bio-sourced materials. CEO At XtreeE, he is in charge of the development of 3D-printing capacities of the company and in the conception of new technical and strategic means for large-scale 3D printing.

José Dinis Silvestre

Civil engineer | PhD in Civil Engineering

José Dinis Silvestre: Civil engineer, with PhD in Civil Engineering. Expert in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of construction materials and assemblies. Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and researcher at CERIS – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability. Former chairman of the National Standardisation Committee CT171 “Sustainability in Buildings”. Co-authored 76 ISI journal papers, 2 books, and 3 book chapters. Participated in 20 research projects (6 international). Coordinates a national project and the IST participation in another one (both from EEA grants) about the circular economy in construction, and an International collaboration project focused on the multi-objective optimization of construction materials and buildings. Supervised 4 PhD and 14 MSc students.

Sandra Lucas

Assistant Professor in 3D concrete printing | Department of the Built Environment of TU/e, the Netherlands

Dr Lucas is an Assistant Professor in 3D concrete printing with the research group Concrete Structures at the department of the Built Environment of TU/e, the Netherlands since 2018. At TU/e, her research focuses on developing fully customizable 3D printed materials and buildings.

Dr Lucas obtained a BEng in Ceramic and Glass Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Management and Materials and, in 2011, a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). She then became a Marie Curie Postdoctoral researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT (Oberhausen, Germany) for the SHeMat project. As part of this project, she was a visiting researcher at EPSI ParisTech (Paris, France) and at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). In 2014, she joined the University of Greenwich (London, UK) as a senior lecturer in construction materials and sustainability. She is the project leader of two NWO projects to develop smart and sustainable 3D printed construction materials.

Francesco Asdrubali

Professor of Building physics and building energy systems at the University of Roma

Francesco Asdrubali is a full professor of Building physics and building energy systems at the University of Roma Tre since 2015. Previously he served as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Perugia.

Graduated in Civil Engineering in 1990, he obtained a PhD in Thermophysical properties of materials in 1995 and served as Director of CIRIAF, an Inter-University Research Center in the field of environment and pollution, based at the University of Perugia, from 2004 till 2013.

His teaching activities include the courses of Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Energy systems and Environment, Renewable Energies, Environmental Acoustics in the Universities of Perugia and Roma Tre.

The international activities include the coordination of various Socrates Intensive Programs and of various Erasmus agreements; he also served as Erasmus Delegate of the Department of Engineering in Perugia and coordinated various International research Programs, such as British-Italian Joint Research Program with the University of Bradford (UK); Vigoni Program with the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and EU-funded Projects (LIFE, Intelligent Energy Europe, VII FP; Horizon 2020); he also took part to a COST Action on innovative materials.

The areas of scientific research cover a wide range of topics, such as renewable and alternative energies, heat transfer, energy and buildings, Life Cycle Assessment,  acoustical properties of materials, environmental noise, natural and artificial lighting, sustainable mobility.

Francesco Asdrubali is also author of more than 300 scientific papers in the above mentioned areas, member of the Editorial Board of various international Journals and Editor in Chief of Building Acoustics and Noise Mapping; he is also included in the list of Italian Top Scientists in the field of Engineering (

Florindo Gaspar

PhD in Civil Engineering | Professor at the Polytechnic of Leiria | Researcher at CDRSP

Florindo Gaspar has a PhD in Civil Engineering by the University of Lisbon and is Professor at the Polytechnic of Leiria and researcher at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP), where he was responsible for the Laboratory of Building Materials and Coordinator of the graduation and master degree programs in Civil Engineering. At the present he is responsible for the PrintBig laboratory at CDRSP. He is the head researcher for the large-scale cement-based 3D printing group for the Add.Additve project (Add Additive Manufacturing for Portuguese Industry).

His main research focus is related with innovative and sustainable materials and construction processes. He was involved in several technical consultancy studies and is co-author of more than 40 journal and conference papers, 8 book chapters, and co-editor of 2 books. He is/was involved in 9 research projects, 2 international and 2 as PI.