AM CoE Personnel


Alex Liu, PhD

Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs – Asia Region

> View on LinkedIn

Dr. Alex Liu is Head of Additive Manufacturing Programs – APAC region at ASTM International. In his role, he works closely with National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) in Singapore, one of the ASTM AM CoE strategic partners to curate AM programs in APAC that will lead to standards development. He has a B.Eng in Mechatronics and Robotics Automation and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on process and materials characterization for metal additive manufacturing. He has received and managed grants more than $10M and works closely with various industries and government agencies for establishing automation and communication within an AM set up. He is also a reviewer for Materials Characterization Journal and has co-authored more than 10 peer reviewed publications with more than 35 technical and business presentations around Asia. He has received a total of 10 awards and patents in the area of additive manufacturing.

AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.