People

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.
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Edward Guzman

University of Colorado Boulder, PhD
During his PhD, Edward synthesized and characterized small-molecule liquid crystals (LCs), studying the structure-property relationships for nanophase segregating groups in polar LC phases. In the Lewis Lab, Edward is working on designing LC elastomer based actuators for applications in soft robotics.
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Jeremy Huang - G5

Jeremy Huang - G5

University of California at San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS
University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, BS
As a PhD student at Harvard Medical School who is co-advised by Professor Lewis, my work focuses on gene-regulation and cell-lineage decision making in the early mammalian embryo. In collaboration with the Lewis group, I am interested in how maternal in vivo conditions can be recapitulated in vitro.
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Dimitri Kokkinis

ETH Zurich, PhD
During his PhD, Dimitri developed materials and processes for the 3D printing of architected materials and studied their mechanical behavior. In the Lewis Lab, his research focuses on multimaterial 3D printing of gradients and composites for soft robotics applications.
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Arda Kotikian - G5

Mount Holyoke College, Chemistry & Math, BA
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

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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Katharina T.  Kroll - G3

Katharina T. Kroll - G3

University of Freiburg, Molecular Medicine, MSc
As part of the bioprinting team, I am investigating printing of hierarchical blood vessel systems with complex cellular interactions. Scaling up the bioprinting approach to incorporate biologically relevant geometries and cellular variety could be the next step towards building functional tissues mimicking complexity and organization of tissue physiology.
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Neil Lin

Neil Lin

Cornell University, PhD
Roche Fellow
During his PhD, Neil studied the flow behavior of soft materials at the microscopic scale using 3D imagebased flow measurements and customized rheometry. In the Lewis Lab, Neil is working on 3D printing of highly vascularized tissues. In particular, he focuses on developing methods and bio-inks creating kidney models that recapitulate human responses.
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Aric Lu -G2

University of Delaware, Electrical Engineering, HBEE

I work with the bioprinting team to develop materials and methods to model human systems in vitro.

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Jochen Mueller

ETH Zurich, PhD
My research aims to create materials and structures with novel and outstanding (mechanical) properties. To achieve these properties, I develop new fabrication techniques based on the direct-ink writing process and combine them with computational methods to fully exploit the design space.
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Jalilah  Muhammad - G1

Southern University and A&M College, Chemistry, BS

I am interested in programming embedded 3D printed structures with liquid crystal elastomers as artificial muscles to advance the technology of soft robotics and assistive devices.

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Daniel S. Reynolds

Boston University, Ph.D.

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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Sanlin Robinson

Cornell University, Materials Science & Engineering, PhD

I am interested in manufacturing large-scale, vascularized tissue constructs to enable the translation of our foundational technologies.

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Benito Román-Manso

Benito Román-Manso

Institute of Ceramics and Glass (CSIC) & Autonomous University in Madrid, PhD
Benito received his PhD degree in 2015 after carrying out studies in SiC ceramics and graphene-ceramic composites in the Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC) in Madrid. The aim was the enhancement of the physical properties of these ceramic-based materials, fabricated both as bulk and as 3D-printed scaffold structures. In the Lewis group, Benito’s research is centered on the development of novel, 3D-printed ceramics with different functionalities.
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