Anton Du Plessis
Anton Du Plessis was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Anton Du Plessis contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof. Anton Du Plessis is applications scientist at Object Research Systems, Montreal, Canada (remotely). He is based in South Africa and as academic he also holds an Associate Professor position at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, with additional affiliations with Nelson Mandela University and Central University of Technology, South Africa. He is an experienced scholar in the fields of additive manufacturing and X-ray tomography, with specific interests in quality control and process optimization, lattice structures, new applications involving image analysis of tomographic images for all kinds of materials, and biomimicry especially for engineering design. He is deputy editor of the journal Additive Manufacturing Letters and acts on the editorial board and as editor on numerous other journals including Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials, Scientific Reports, Scientific African, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, amongst others. He is on the scientific committee of numerous international conferences and organizations including the international association for computed tomography (IntACT). He supports researchers and students and collaborates widely in the above topics, with international collaborators in Norway, Italy, US, Canada and Australia, amongst others. He has published over 130 international journal papers and won numerous awards for this research. He is also a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.