DManD plays a central role in the strategic long-term development of SUTD and has an ambitious goal that in 10 years DManD will catalyze new products, create entire industries centered in Singapore based on digital design and manufacturing, and provide the human capital that will help establish Singapore as a world leader in high‐value‐added digital manufacturing.

Martin DUNN

Centre Director
Professor and Associate Provost for Research, SUTD

Professor Martin Dunn directed the Mechanics of Materials and Design of Engineering Materials Systems programmes at the US National Science Foundation. He served the NSF while on leave from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and former Department Chair), and held the Victor Schelke Endowed Chair. He earned a PhD from the University of Washington and held positions at Sandia National Laboratories and the Boeing Company. Along with his students, his research on the mechanics and physics of materials and structures has been widely published, cited, and recognized. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

LIM Keng Hui


Dr Lim Keng Hui was the Deputy Executive Director of the A*STAR National Metrology Centre, and the Director of the SERC Engineering Cluster where he oversaw strategic research programs in advanced manufacturing. He had started and managed research programs in Future of Manufacturing (robotics, additive manufacturing, manufacturing-ICT, remanufacturing, marine & offshore engineering), as well as multi-agency collaborative programs in Urban Systems and Medical Technology. Before A*STAR, he was the Head of Product Development at a manufacturing automation company; CTO of 2 Med-Tech startups in medical robotics and imaging; and research scientist at the Singapore National University Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received his degrees from Imperial College, MIT and NUS.



Research Director

David Rosen is a Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar and is a co-Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre. Prior to joining SUTD, he was a Professor and Associate Chair for Administration in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as Director of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in 1992 in mechanical engineering.  His research interests include computer-aided design, additive manufacturing, and design methodology.  He has industry experience, working as a software engineer at Computervision Corp. and a Visiting Research Scientist at Ford Research Laboratories.  He is a Fellow of ASME and has served on the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division Executive Committee.  He is the recipient of the 2013 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award and the co-author of a leading textbook in the area.