AM CoE Personnel


Khalid Rafi, PhD

Sr. Lead, Additive Manufacturing Programs Development

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Dr. Khalid Rafi is the Senior Additive Manufacturing Program Development Lead for ASTM International. In his role, he is responsible for developing programs on AM education and workforce development, and programs on standardization and certification. He holds Masters and Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). Prior to joining ASTM, Dr. Rafi was the global technical lead for Additive Manufacturing Programs (Materials & Process) at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). He was a key contributor to UL AM training programs, development of UL Blue Card program for plastics in AM, and in establishing validation program for metal additive manufacturing. He has co-authored over 25 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. He has made over 30 presentations in conferences, symposiums and trade shows.

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.