Research Associates

Daniele Foresti

Daniele Foresti

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, PhD
Society in Science - Branco Weiss Fellow
The inherent limits of the existing printing technologies strongly restrict the range of possible inks (i.e.materials) that can be dispensed, hence the potential applications of such technologies. Could we do better? As a Branco Weiss fellow, I will investigate a new concept of printing mechanism based on ultrasound. By using acoustic forces any ink could be potentially printed on any substrate.
NWL B146.40
Kimberly Homan

Kimberly Homan

University of Texas at Austin, Biomedical Engineering, PhD
Can 3D printing be used to create organs? My research tackles this challenge through the study of cell inks and the dynamic interactions of various cell types in biomaterials once printed and vascularized.
NWL B148.10
Mark Skylar-Scott

Mark Skylar-Scott

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
During his PhD, Mark developed a method for rapid 2-D and 3-D laser printing of biomaterials using two photon microscopy. He applied his printer to develop detailed vascular structures, and to direct neural development. At the Lewis Research Group, Mark is developing large-scale vascular networks for tissue and organ printing using direct-ink writing methodologies. He is also interested in combining different 3-D printing methodologies to achieve novel capabilities in the field of additive manufacturing of biological materials.
NWL B146.40