3D Printing of Liquid Metals (3D Printing LIVE! USA 2013)

Prof Michael Dickey, Professor
NC State University
United States

Presentation Summary

1. This talk will discuss printing liquid metal microstrutures.
2. The process can be done at room temperature and is compatible with plastics.
3. The results structures can be encased in polymer and may be flexible and stretchable.
4. This work represents a unique way to pattern metals in a simple manner.

Speaker Biography (Michael Dickey)

Michael Dickey received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1999) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2006) under the guidance of Professor Grant Willson. From 2006-2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University. In August 2008, he joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University where he is currently an Associate Professor. Michael's research interests include patterning and actuating soft materials by studying and harnessing thin films, interfaces, and unconventional fabrication techniques.