Program Leaders

Our program leaders are from all corners of the globe representing diverse experiences across academia, non-profits, private and the public sector. Our program leaders donate their time and exceptional talent working in partnership with the leadership to further the mission of 3D Africa.

Cyril Iheanacho

University Partnerships/Clubs

Cyril is a technophile who enjoys using the latest technology. He is a CAD and Simulation Expert and a Technology Evangelist.  Cyril is passionate about emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Virtual Reality and is a research leader on swarm intelligence for robotics and artificial neural network.

As the Program Lead for the 3D Africa Clubs, he has established several clubs in universities with more than 100 student members across Nigeria.


Clinton Obioha

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Clinton Is a passionate maker and STEAM champion.  A graduate of mechanical engineering, he is a skilled machinist and computer aided design (CAD) expert.  A member of Hardware Nigeria Community, Clinton is responsible for the design and layout of the 3D Africa engineering prototype hubs/ makerspaces.


Odinachi Nwankwo

Engineering

Odinachi is an experienced embedded system developer and has worked as a research and development engineer. He is skilled in C and C++ programming Languages and Proteus.  Odinachi is very conversant with AVR, Arduino and PIC micro-controllers. He earned his bachelor of engineering degree in electrical & electronic engineering.

Odinachi is responsible for co-developing and delivering training content, working with the 3D Africa Clubs and building out the electronics/engineering curriculum in partnership with universities.


Dr. Charles Umeh

Partnerships, Health and Medicine

Dr. Charles Umeh is a medical doctor and telemedicine professional. A graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, he has worked in several hospitals and NGOs across Nigeria. He is a member of the International Medical Informatics Association and Healthcare Informatics Society of Nigeria. He is currently pursuing his MSC in Surgical Science at Edinburgh University, UK.

Dr. Umeh operates mobile clinics through which he renders healthcare services at the doorstep of vulnerable people in Nigeria. In 2020, he was awarded the Edinburgh University Postgraduate scholarship Commonwealth Youth Council COVID-19 grant, the Open IDEO Healthy Bone Challenge grant and the AYADA Lab Program grant. He co-authored “Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth” in 2019.

As a program leader, Dr. Umeh supports 3D Africa’s work in all things medical including additive manufacturing initiatives around medical devices and instruments, affordable prostheses, corrective insoles/orthoses, and patient-surgical models using 3D printing.

 

 


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Darren Liu

Curriculum

Darren graduated from Peking University, China, with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Information Science and technology degree. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University, Korea, and an MVA from Kellogg School of Management with a focus on Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to Kellogg, Darren was a research engineer with Samsung Electrics, where he developed speech recognition products in 23 languages for smart TV’s.


Lily

Lily Su

Education

Lily Su is a CAD modeler specializing on developing products from concept to prototype in the medical, automotive, and tabletop industries. She is a 3D printing expert and teacher currently teaching art professionals onsite and middle schoolers via after school programs involving STEM through Dimension Learning in New York City. She has worked on products for Disney, Stratasys, MCor, Nickelodeon and Sears. She has also helped develop inventions from lock mechanisms, to live hinges, all with attention to aesthetics and ergonomics for products that are well-conceived and well-thought out. Lily has a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Certificate of Completion for Full-Stack Front End and Backend App Development from The {c} 0dEd, Certificate for FastTrac Growth Venture from The Kauffman Foundation, TESOL Certification, and has coursework from Brown University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.


 

David

David Schnepp

Partnerships

David is the co-founder of a start-up workforce development consultancy focused on training Veterans in 3D Printing technologies and helping them obtain employment or start a new business that utilizes 3D Printing technologies. Prior to that David was the currently the Director of Business Development/New Ventures for 3D Systems Corporation. He was responsible for the development and execution of key strategic partnerships, including development of financial models, distribution relationships and marketing plans. David was the co-founder and COO of Digital PlaySpace, a leading social gaming company that was purchased by 3D Systems in February of 2014. David has spent the majority of his career as a senior level strategy and business development executive focused on assisting development and early stage growth companies with their strategy, business development and investment banking needs.

David received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Masters of Management (MBA) from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.