Post-Docs

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Natalie Larson

University of California Santa Barbara, PhD

During her PhD, Natalie developed methods to study microstructure evolution in ceramic matrix composites using X-ray computed tomography. In the Lewis Lab, her research is focused on multimaterial 3D printing of structural and functional materials with locally tailored structure and composition.

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Jaehyeong Bae

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, PhD
Jaehyeong Bae received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) under the supervision of Prof. Il-Doo Kim in 2020. During his Ph.D., he developed various energy harvesting systems by using water flow and light-responsive chemicals. In addition, he developed colorimetric chemical sensors, colorimetric thermometers, and dendrite-free lithium metal batteries. In the Lewis Lab, Jaehyeong focuses his research on the development of hybrid 3D printed biosensors. He is also interested in the development of chemical sensors by 3D printing.
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Zoey Davidson

University of Pennsylvania, PhD
Zoey received his PhD in soft matter physics at the University of Pennsylvania and then moved to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems where he developed electrically driven liquid crystal elastomer actuators. In the Clarke and Lewis groups, his research focuses on materials and device design to improve performance and fabrication of electrically driven soft actuators. Using materials and methods such as liquid crystal elastomers and 3D printing, he is creating new actuation mechanisms for soft robotics with an eye on the fundamental physics to better understand these systems. 
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Arda Kotikian

Harvard University, PhD

I am working on programming 3D shape change in actuators by controlling molecular orientation at the filamentary scale while programming structure at the macroscopic scale via direct ink writing. I am especially interested in developing 3D liquid crystal elastomer actuators for use in soft robotics.

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Maxwell Nagarajan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
During his PhD, Max developed quantitative methods to profile microRNA from fixed tissue using microfabrication and microfluidics techniques. In the Lewis Lab, Max is using 3D bioprinting to fabricate skin tissue models.
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Daniel S. Reynolds

Boston University, PhD

During his Ph.D., Daniel developed 3D in vitro tumor models to study how the tumor microenvironment’s physical properties contribute to cancer progression. At the Lewis Research Group, Daniel’s research focuses on using 3D bioprinting to manufacture vascularized biological tissues for applications in both regenerative medicine and disease modeling.

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Kayla Wolf

University of California, Berkeley - University of California, San Francisco, PhD
Kayla received her PhD in Bioengineering from the joint program at University of California, Berkeley - University of California, San Francisco.  There, she studied how tumor cell-microenvironment interactions accelerate tumor invasion and could therefore be leveraged as therapeutic targets. In the Lewis Lab, Kayla is focused on developing functional tissue models to advance drug screening and discovery.... Read more about Kayla Wolf
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