Printing Soft Matter in Three Dimensions

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3D printing enables one to rapidly design and fabricate materials in arbitrary shapes on demand.  I will introduce the fundamental principles that underpin additive manufacturing. I will then highlight several examples of printing architected matter as well as key applications.


Baetjer Colloquium - Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University
Bowen Hall
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Room 222
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Speaker Bio

Jennifer A. Lewis joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2013. Prior to joining Harvard, she was a professor and served as Director of the Materials Research Laboratory at University of Illinois. To date, her research has resulted in more than 30 patents and 150 papers. She has received numerous awards, including the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, the Langmuir Lecture Award from the American Chemical Society, and the MRS Medal Award. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Ceramic Society, the American Physical Society, and the Materials Research Society. Her work on microscale 3D printing was highlighted as one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies” by the MIT Technology Review, while her bioprinting research was named “one of the top 100 science stories” by Discover Magazine. She is a co-founder of two companies that are commercializing technology from her lab.