Dr Jan Sumerel, VP of R&D
Nov 20, 2014.
3D printing history
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Speaker Biography (Jan Sumerel)
Jan Sumerel received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of North Carolina where she elucidated the role of cyclin proteins involved in DNA synthesis during embryogenesis. She did her post-doctoral work at University of California at Santa Barbara where she worked on structure-directed synthesis of metal oxides and metallic materials using biomaterials and biomimetic materials. Since her postdoctoral work, she has worked in the manufacturing of print heads for drop on demand printing using photostructurable glass, and then helped pioneer the field of drop on demand printing of functional materials impacting fields in optics, electronics, and high throughput biomaterial fluid deposition. Her present position is at MakerBot, where she is Vice President of Research and Development focusing on 3D printing of polymers and other advanced materials.