3D Printed Bionic Nanomaterials (3D Printing LIVE! USA 2013)

Prof Michael C McAlpine, Department of MAE
Princeton University
United States
 
Nov 21, 2013.

Presentation Summary

* Bionics encompasses regenerative medicine, smart prosthetics, and human-machine interfaces
* Traditional electronics are two-dimensional and rigid, precluding direct interfacing with biology
* 3D printing offers a novel approach to achieving fully three-dimensional, interwoven bioelectronics
* Here we present a "bionic ear" which is a functional printed ear that hears differently from normal biology

Speaker Biography (Michael C McAlpine)

Professor McAlpine began his appointment as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Princeton in 2008, and is an associated faculty member with the Princeton Department of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). He received a B.S. with honors in Chemistry from Brown University in 2000, an M.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2006. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Proceedings of the IEEE. He has given talks at several universities and conferences, most notably an invitation to speak to the prestigious JASONs Defense Advisory Group. He has received a number of awards, most prominently an Air Force Young Investigator Award, an Intelligence Community Young Investigator Award, and an American Asthma Foundation Early Excellence Award.

Company Profile (Princeton University)

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