The Lewis Lab is composed of more than 30 students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff. Our group thrives within a highly innovative and collaborative research environment. Our alumni are leaders in the field with successful careers in academia, national laboratories, and industry.  Several alumni have co-founded startup companies based on our scientific discoveries.

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Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis is the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Jennifer has made pioneering contributions to the programmable assembly of functional, structural, and living matter. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has co-founded four startups and currently serves on multiple Scientific Advisory Boards.

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We are continually updating our list of Lewis Lab alumni.  If you are a past member of the Lewis Lab and would like to update your information, feel free to reach out to Jared Fujii or Scott Slimmer.

  • Bok Yeop Ahn

    Research Scientist 2006-2021

    Lewis Lab Research: Omnidirectional printing of flexible, stretchable, and spanning silver microelectrodes
    Current Position: Photolithography Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University
  • John Ahrens

    PhD Student 2016-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Programming complex alignment in engineered cardiac tissue
    Current Position: Entrepreneur
  • Jaehyeong Bae

    Postdoc 2021-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D printing of hydrogel for sensor application 
    Current Position:  Postdoc at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Michael Bell

    Graduate Student 2013-2014

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D printing of fully functional electronic devices 
    Current Position:  CETI Program Manager at Harvard Univeristy
  • Michael Bevan

    Postdoc 2001-2002

    Lewis Lab Research: Structural evolution of colloidal crystals with increasing ionic strength
    Current Position:  Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Nicole Black

    PhD Student 2014-2020

    Lewis Lab Research: Biomimetic tympanic membrane grafts
    Current Position:  Vice President of Biomaterials and Innovation at Desktop Metal / Desktop Health
  • Will Boley

    Postdoc 2015-2018

    Lewis Lab Research: High temperature printing mesoscale eutectic architectures; 4D printed shape shifting structures
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Boston University
  • Travis Busbee

    Graduate Student 2013-2014

    Lewis Lab Research: Additive manufacturing materials and processes, specializing in the development of inks with sensing capabilities; 3D printing of fully functional biomedical electronic devices
    Current Position:  Director of Additive Manufacturing Textiles at Kornit Digital
  • Angel Chan

    PhD Student 2007

    Lewis Lab Research: Nanoparticle engineering of colloidal suspension behavior
    Current Position: Assistant Attending Physician at Johns Hopkins
  • Kundan Chaudhary

    Graduate Student 2012-2015

    Lewis Lab Research: Image processing and statistical analysis of the dynamics of colloids
    Current Position: Display Technologist at Apple
  • Alex Chortos

    Postdoc 2016-2020

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D printed stretchable conductors and dielectrics; Elastomer chemistry for electrostatic actuators; 3D printed soft electrostatic actuators
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Purdue University
  • Brett Compton

    Postdoc 2013-2014

    Lewis Lab Research: Epoxy composites
    Current Position: Associate Professor at University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Jacinta Conrad

    Postdoc 2005-2009

    Lewis Lab Research: Confined flows of colloidal suspensions
    Current Position: Professor at University of Houston
  • Emily Davidson

    Postdoc 2017-2020

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D Printed liquid crystal elastomers
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Princeton University
  • Zoey Davidson

    Postdoc 2019-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Liquid crystal elastomers
    Current Position: Seurat Technologies
  • Adam DeConinck

    Master's Student 2007-2010

    Lewis Lab Research: Fabrication, dynamics and self-assembly of anisotropic colloidal particles
    Current Position: Senior Product Architect at NVIDIA
  • Priyadarshi Desai

    PhD Student 1997

    Lewis Lab Research: Processing-structure-property relations in novel organocement composites
    Current Position: Vesuvius Co.
  • Ramsey Doolittle

    Research Engineer 2021-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Engineering materials and hardware for use in 3D bioprinting applications; Manufacturing of vascularized biological tissues
  • Eric Duoss

    PhD Student 2003-2009
    Postdoc 2009-2010

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D printing of functional materials; Sol-gel and nanoparticle inks for direct-write assembly of functional metal oxide and metallic materials
    Current Position: Director of the Center for Engineered Materials and Manufacturing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Summer Ferreira

    PhD Student 2009

    Lewis Lab Research: Structure, dynamics, and flow behavior of model biphasic colloidal mixtures
    Current Position: Manager, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Daniele Foresti

    Postdoc 2014-2016
    Research Associate 2016-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Acoustophoretic printing
    Current Position: Founder & CEO at AcousticaBio
  • Yongxiang Gao

    Postdoc 2010-2012

    Lewis Lab Research: Phase behavior, structure and self assembly of colloidal rods
    Current Position: Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor at Shenzhen University
  • James Gilchrist

    Postdoc 2003-2004

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct investigation of microsphere and nanoparticle assembly
    Current Position: Ruth H. and Sam Madrid Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University
  • Sydney Gladman

    PhD Student 2010-2016

    Lewis Lab Research: Biomimetic 4D printing
    Current Position: Chief Scientific Officer at Material Innovation Initiative
  • Elizabeth Glogowski

    Postdoc 2008-2011

    Lewis Lab Research: Nano-and micron-sized particle design, functionalization, and patterning
    Current Position: Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Greg Gratson

    PhD Student 2000-2005

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct-write assembly of 3D periodic structures
    Current Position: Director, Business Development at Stryker
  • Jiyou Guo

    PhD Student 1992-1997

    Lewis Lab Research: Aggregation effects on the rheological, sedimentation, and drying behavior of colloidal silica suspensions
    Current Position: Sr Staff Program Manager and Commodity Manager for TD Lithography Material Development at Intel Corporation
  • Edward Guzman

    Postdoc 2019-2021

    Lewis Lab Research: Liquid crystal elastomers
    Current Position: Polymer Development ChemistPolymer Development Chemist at Gelest
  • Chris Hansen

    PhD Student 2005-2011

    Lewis Lab Research: Self-healing materials and multinozzle printheads with embedded microvascular networks
    Current Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • James Hardin

    Postdoc 2012-2014

    Lewis Lab Research: Microfluidics and 3D-printing nozzle design
    Current Position: Research Materials Engineer at Air Force Research Lab
  • Daniel Harris

    PhD Student 2001-2008

    Lewis Lab Research: Evaporative lithographic patterning of colloidal films
    Current Position: Intel Corporation
  • Kimberly (Blackman) Havenstein

    Master's Student 1994-1996

    Lewis Lab Research: Processing of non-aqueous tape-cast ceramic layers
    Current Position: Campus Missionary at The Navigators
  • Timothy Holmstrom

    Master's Student 1995-1997

    Lewis Lab Research: Transport properties of magnetic field/liquid assisted textured YBa2Cu3O7-x tape-cast films
    Current Position: Professor of Physics at Longwood University
  • Kimberly Homan

    Postdoc 2013-2019

    Lewis Lab Research: Bioprinting
    Current Position: Director and Principal Scientist, Complex in vitro Systems Group at Genentech
  • Marsha Huha

    Master's Student 1999

    Lewis Lab Research: Effects of polymer properties on the chemorheological behavior and drying stress evolution of an aqueous alumina-poly(vinyl alcohol) gel casting system
    Current Position: Seagate
  • Matthew Janet

    Master's Student 2000

    Lewis Lab Research: Mechanical properties of mullite-based composites derived from silica-coated alumina powder
    Current Position: 3M
  • Jaime Juarez

    Postdoc 2011-2013

    Lewis Lab Research: Directed assembly
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Iowa State University
  • Glen Kirby

    PhD Student 2003

    Lewis Lab Research: PAA/PEO comb polymer effects on rheological property evolution of concentrated cement suspensions
    Current Position: General Electric
  • Dimitri Kokkinis

    Postdoc 2018-2019

    Lewis Lab Research: Cellulose nanocrystal inks for 3D printing of textured cellular architectures
    Current Position: Development Engineer, Printed Electronics at Cicor Group
  • David Kolesky

    PhD Student 2010-2016
    Postdoc 2016-2018

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D Bioprinting of vascularized human tissues; Organ engineering
    Current Position: Principal at Flagship Pioneering
  • Steve Kranz

    Master's Student 2013

    Lewis Lab Research: Multinozzle printheads for 3D printing of viscoelastic inks
  • Armand Kurum

    Master's Student 2015-2016
    Research Fellow 2016-2019

    Lewis Lab Research: Acoustophoretic printing of novel microparticle-based formulations of highly concentrated monoclonal antibodies for subcutaneous delivery
    Current Position: PhD student at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Neil Lin

    Postdoc 2016-2019

    Lewis Lab Research: Renal reabsorption in 3D vascularized proximal tubule models
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at UCLA
  • David Lorang

    Master's Student 2013

    Lewis Lab Research: Core-shell printing of functional polymer filaments
    Current Position: Intel Corporation
  • Carlos Martinez

    PhD Student 1995-2002

    Lewis Lab Research: Structure and property evolution during film formation from binary colloidal suspensions
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Purdue University
  • Mariana Mata

    Research Assistant 2018-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Cell culture, organoid generation, and 3D bioprinting
    Current Position: Clade Therapeutics
  • Sarah Michna

    Master's Student 2001-2004

    Lewis Lab Research: Directed assembly of 3D hydroxyapatite scaffolds
    Current Position: Instructor at South Dakota State University
  • Valeria Tohver Milam

    PhD Student 2001

    Lewis Lab Research: Phase behavior, structure, and properties of colloidal microsphere-nanoparticle mixtures
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ali Mohraz

    Postdoc 2004-2006

    Lewis Lab Research: Biphasic colloidal inks
    Current Position: Professor at University of California, Irvine
  • Sherry Morissette

    PhD Student 1999

    Lewis Lab Research: Compositional effects on the chemorheological properties and forming behavior of aqueous alumina-poly(vinyl alcohol) gel casting suspensions
    Current Position: Johnson & Johnson
  • Jochen Mueller

    PhD Student 2015-2018
    Postdoc 2018-2021

    Lewis Lab Research: Developing novel print heads for DIW that enable more complex parts and higher throughout speeds
    Current Position:  Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Joseph Muth

    PhD Student 2012-2017

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct foam writing of cellular ceramic architectures
    Current Position: Materials Director at Fortify
  • Jason Nicholas

    Teaching Assistant 2000-2003

    Current Position: Associate Professor at Michigan State University
  • Thomas Ober

    Postdoc 2013-2015

    Lewis Lab Research: Nozzle design, mixing
    Current Position: Quantitative Financial Analyst at Bank of America
  • Andrea Ogden

    PhD Student 1996

    Lewis Lab Research: Effects of nonadsorbed polymer on the stability of weakly flocculated ceramic suspensions
  • Lucas Osterbur

    Master's Student 2009-2013

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct-write assembly of 3D hydrogel scaffolds for stem cell and tissue engineering
    Current Position: Chemistry Teacher at Glenbrook South High School
  • Sara Parker

    PhD Student 2004-2010

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct-write assembly of 3D microperiodic scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
    Current Position: Engineering Group Leader at Intel Corporation
  • Gerry Raban

    Undergraduate Student 1990-1993

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct-write assembly of 3D microperiodic scaffolds for tissue engineering applications
    Current Position: Principal Engineer, Yield at Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Jordan Raney

    Postdoc 2014-2016

    Lewis Lab Research: Mechanics of composites and structures
    Current Position: Assistant Profssor at University of Pennsylvania
  • Ranjeet Rao

    PhD Student 2001-2008

    Lewis Lab Research: Biphasic nanoparticle inks for direct-write assembly of 3D periodic structures
    Current Position: PARC
  • Andrew Read

    Master's Student 2001

    Lewis Lab Research: Magnetic field and dopant effects on texturing of YBa2Cu3O7-δ thick films
    Current Position: Edo
  • Mark Roberts

    Master's Student 2006

    Lewis Lab Research: Rheological properties and micro-particle imaging velocimetry of model colloidal fluids and gels
    Current Position: BP
  • Sanlin Robinson

    Postdoc 2017-2020

    Lewis Lab Research: Renal reabsorption in 3D vascularized proximal tubule models
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Engineering at University of the Virgin Islands
  • Analisa Russo

    PhD Student 2008-2014

    Lewis Lab Research: Pen-on-paper flexible electronics
    Current Position: Engineer User Applications Manager at Formlabs
  • Robert Shepherd

    PhD Student 2002-2010

    Lewis Lab Research: Microfluidic assembly and packing dynamics of colloidal granules
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Cornell University
  • Rita Slilaty

    Master's Student 1995

    Lewis Lab Research: The effects of suspension stability on the microstructure of as-cast alumina-poly(vinyl butyral) tapes
    Current Position: Intel Corportation
  • Mark Skylar-Scott

    Postdoc 2013-2020

    Lewis Lab Research: Vascularizing thick tissues; Printing densely cellular tissues; Printing silver in mid-air; Multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Stanford University
  • Jim Smay

    PhD Student 1996-2002

    Lewis Lab Research: Directed colloidal assembly and characterization of PZT-polymer composites
    Current Position: Colcord Chair Professor and Head of Materials Science and Engineering at Oklahoma State University
  • Daniel Therriault

    PhD Student 1999-2003

    Lewis Lab Research: Directed assembly of three-dimensional microvascular networks
    Current Position: Professor at Polytechnique Montréal
  • Ryan Truby

    PhD 2012-2018
    Postdoc 2018-2018

    Lewis Lab Research: Embedded three-dimensional printing of autonomous and somatosensitive soft robots
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Northwestern University
  • Mariusz Twardowski

    Postdoc 2003-2005

    Lewis Lab Research: Fabrication of 3D microstructures of titanium oxide for use in photonics applications
    Current Position: Director of Environment Health & Safety at Vor Biopharma
  • Alex Valentine

    Research Engineer 2014-2017

    Lewis Lab Research: Stretchable electronics and hybrid 3D printing
    Current Position: Resident Physician at University of Michigan
  • John Vericella

    Master's Student 2012

    Lewis Lab Research: Microfluidic assembly of polymer capsules for efficient carbon capture
  • Brett Walker

    PhD Student 2008-2013

    Lewis Lab Research: Reactive silver inks for high performance printed electronics
    Current Position: CEO at Electroninks
  • Rob Weeks

    PhD Student 2018-2022

    Lewis Lab Research: Embedded 3D printing of multimaterial lattices
    Current Position: Entrepreneur
  • Markus Wegmann

    Master's Student 1992-1995

    Lewis Lab Research: Platinum induced liquid phase sintering of magnetically aligned YBCO thick films
    Current Position: Failure Analysis Specialist at Qualitech Eurofins
  • Sean Wei

    PhD Student 2012-2017

    Lewis Lab Research:  Electrode suspensions with tailored flow behavior and electrochemical performance for multiscale lithium ion batteries
    Current Position: Patent Agent at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Willie Wu

    PhD Student 2003-2011

    Lewis Lab Research:  Direct ink writing of microvascular networks
    Current Position: Manufacturing Systems Software Development Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • Mingxie Xu

    PhD Student 2007

    Lewis Lab Research: Direct-write assembliy of 3D polylelectrolyte scaffolds, inorganic hybrids, and photonic crystals 
    Current Position: Intel Corporation
  • Jun Yoshikawa

    PhD Student 2006-2009

    Lewis Lab Research: Comb polymer architecture and particle size effects on the behavior of biphasic nanoparticle inks for direct-write assembly
    Current Position: Group Manager at NGK Insulators, Ltd.
  • Nanjia Zhou

    Postdoc 2015-2018

    Lewis Lab Research: 3D printed electronics
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Westlake University