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.

Felix Amaefule

Design for Additive Manufacturing

A mechanical engineer, Felix is a leader in additive manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD), generative design and machine learning.  He is an advocate for the ‘makerspaces for education movement’ and is a member of Hardware Nigeria Community.  Felix works with 3D Africa partners to promote and increase the number of students using CAD software in secondary schools and universities.

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


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.


Darren Liu


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.


Johnny Falla


Johnny’s career has spanned numerous industries with experience in philanthropy, public-private partnerships, consumer branding and marketing, international development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, and digital strategy, all under the umbrella of creating what it means to be a digital humanitarian in the information age. 

In 2015, Johnny’s strategy consulting work focused on collaborative manufacturing utilizing 3D printing, brand stewardship and the modern practice of venture philanthropy, and novel approaches to reducing inequality in the US by influencing capital markets to bend resources toward “just” companies.

Johnny has also served as marketing and digital lead for Millennium Promise, working across sub-Saharan Africa. Johnny began his career at the Skoll Foundation, where he helped build the Foundation’s global grant making programs to support social entrepreneurs. He is currently a communications consultant with Carnegie Corporation in New York. He holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford.


Lily Su


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 Schnepp


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.


Chinasa Emeghara


Chinasa is currently pursuing a Masters in mechanical engineering and an MBA from MIT with a focus on Energy and Operations. She is a Fellow of the Leaders for Global Operations at MIT, a program that brings together the rigor and technical expertise of the MIT School of Engineering, the business, leadership practice, and cutting-edge theory of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the real-world experience of the LGO manufacturing and operations industry partners.

Chinasa graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to beginning her Masters program at MIT she was a business and system integration consultant at Accenture Technology Solutions Group. She is the founder of an energy business to increase solar power in Nigeria.