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.

Low Hong Yee

Centre Director
Associate Professor, SUTD

Hong Yee Low is Associate Head of Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar in Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is the Centre Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre. Hong Yee Low received her PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1998.  She spent about 2 years in Motorola Semiconductor Sector before joining the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in 2000. Her most significant research while in IMRE was in biomimetic nanoimprinting, a topic in which she has co-authored >100 peer reviewed publications and is a co-inventor in 25 granted patents.  In 2010, she launched and led an industrial consortium consisting of 4 institutes of higher learning and 15 international industrial members. Besides research, she had served as a founding group head for the Patterning and Fabrication Capability Group between 2007-2010 and the Director for Research and Innovation between 2010-2012.  Since joining SUTD in 2013, her research in biomimetic nano-surfaces has expanded to 3D fabrication, from passive to active surfaces and boosted design-centric approaches.

David Wiiliam Rosen

Research Director
Professor, SUTD

David Rosen is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is Director of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute.  Additionally, he is the Research Director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Centre at the Singapore University of Technology & Design.  He received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in mechanical engineering.  His research interests include computer-aided design, additive manufacturing (AM), and design methodology.  Most of his research is focused on design for additive manufacturing, including conceptual design methods, design methods for part-material-process problems, and topology optimization methods.  He is a Fellow of ASME and has served on the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division Executive Committee.  In the standards community, he chairs the ASTM F42 subcommittee on design for additive manufacturing.  He is the recipient of the 2013 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award and is a co-author of a leading textbook on AM.

Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado

Deputy Director
Assistant Professor, SUTD

Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado is the Deputy Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre. He is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and a Research Affiliate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT and the Center of Environmental Sensing and Modeling at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in mechanical engineering.  His research interests include soft robotics and bio-inspired design, advanced digital fabrication and design and modelling and control of unsteady fluid mechanics. He received the Asia Pacific Society for Computing and Information Technology Award for Outstanding Research Achievements and Contributions for “Design and Optimisation of Soft Robots” (International Conference for Leading and Young Computer Scientists IC-LYCS, 2019), the Cities of Love Award (COLA), A recognition for ground-up sustainability, for work on “Passive Soft-Robots for Long-Term Marine Pollution Studies” (2018). He is also the winner of MIT’s Technology Review 2012 TR35 Young Innovator Award for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand for work on soft robots for long-term exploration of harsh environments.