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Tailored Polymers for Additive Manufacturing: Expanding the Polymer Toolbox for Mask Projection Microstereolithography
Timothy Long is a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech.  He received his B.S. Chemistry from St. Bonaventure University, followed by his Ph.D. Chemistry from Virginia Tech. He spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Co. and Eastman Chemical Co. before returning to Virginia Tech as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He has over 45 patents in the field of macromolecular science and engineering, and has recently exceeded 230 peer-reviewed publications.  He has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry since 1999 and currently serves as the Director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech.  His group’s continuing research goal is to integrate fundamental research in novel macromolecular structure and polymerization processes with the development of high performance macromolecules for advanced technologies, including drug and gene delivery, sustainable feed stocks, adhesives and elastomers, block copolymers and living polymerization, and biomaterials for health and energy.
Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials
Christopher M. Spadaccini is the Director of Additive Manufacturing Initiatives at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  He received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, 1999, and 2004 respectively. He joined LLNL as a staff engineer in the Center for Micro and Nanotechnology in 2004 where he worked on a variety of projects ranging from explosives detection and biodefense to CO2 capture and sequestration.  He is the founder and director of a new additive manufacturing and process development center in the Engineering Directorate and is the Director of Additive Manufacturing Initiatives at LLNL. Work in these laboratories focuses on developing next generation additive processes that are capable of micro- and nano-scale features and have the ability to create components with mixtures of materials ranging from polymers to metals and ceramics. Development of these processes also involves the synthesis and materials science of feed-stocks such as photopolymers and nanoparticles. These capabilities are utilized to fabricate microarchitected materials with unique designer properties such as negative thermal expansion or ultra-light weight materials with high stiffness and strength.
Integration of Functional Polymers and Additive Manufacturing
Andrew J. Boydston is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington. He began studying chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon under the guidance of Professor Michael M. Haley. After completing BS and MS degrees, he began doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, Dr. Boydston joined the group of Professor Christopher W. Bielawski and was co-advised by Professor C. Grant Willson. Dr. Boydston completed his thesis research focused on the synthesis and applications of annulated bis(imidazolium) chromophores in 2007. After graduating, he moved to Pasadena, California to take an NIH postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology. There, he worked under the mentorship of Professor Robert H. Grubbs to develop new catalysts and methods for the synthesis and characterization of functionalized cyclic polymers. He returned to the Pacific Northwest as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington in the summer of 2010. His research group currently focuses on developments in the areas of electro-organic synthesis, polymer synthesis, mechanochemical transduction, and triggered depolymerization. His research and teaching efforts have been recognized through the NSF CAREER Award, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, Cottrell Scholar Award, and University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. In 2014 his creative practice, Rael San Fratello (with architect Virginia San Fratello), was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York—one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture.  Emerging Objects, a company co-founded by Rael, is an independent, creatively driven, 3D Printing MAKE-tank specializing in innovations in 3D printing architecture, building components, environments and products.  At Berkeley, he is the Director of the printFARM Laboratory (print Facility for Architecture, Research and Materials), holds a joint appointment in the Department of Architecture, in the College of Environmental Design, and the Department of Art Practice and is both a Bakar and Hellman Fellow. He often teaches graduate design thesis, undergraduate courses on Design & Activism, and has twice directed the one year post-professional Master of Architecture program, Studio One.  Rael earned his Master of Architecture degree at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was the recipient of the William Kinne Memorial Fellowship. His work has been published widely, including the New York Times, Wired, MARK, Domus, Metropolis Magazine, PRAXIS, Thresholds, Log, and recognized by several institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Print-and-Play Microfluidics
Albert Folch received his BSc in physics from the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, in 1989. In 1994, he received his PhD in surface science and nanotechnology from the UB’s Physics Dept. During his PhD he was a visiting scientist from 1990–91at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab working on AFM under Dr. Miquel Salmeron. From 1994–1996, he was a postdoc at MIT developing MEMS under the advice of Martin Schmidt (EECS) and Mark Wrighton (Chemistry). In 1997, he joined the laboratory of Mehmet Toner as a postdoc at Harvard’s Center for Engineering in Medicine to apply soft lithographic methods to tissue engineering. He has been at Seattle’s UW BioE since June 2000 where he is an Associate Professor. His lab works at the interface between microfluidics, neurobiology and cancer. In 2001 he received a NSF Career Award and in 2014 he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows (Class of 2015). He serves on the Advisory Board of Lab on a Chip since 2006. Albert Folch is the author of four books, including “Introduction to BioMEMS”, a textbook now adopted by more than 68 departments in 14 countries. Since 2007, the lab runs a celebrated outreach Scientific Art program called BAIT (Bringing Art Into Technology) which has produced six exhibits, a popular resource gallery of free images related to microfluidics and microfabrication, and a YouTube channel with more than 107,000 visits.
Additive manufacturing in Surgical Training:  Making Ears
Kathleen C.Y. Sie, MD is the Richard and Francine Loeb Endowed Chair in Childhood Communication Research and a pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital on the faculty in the UW Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She works with other surgeons to create ears for children born with small or absent ears (microtia). The goal is to create a natural-appearing durable structure that has a complex shape. The team most commonly uses the patient’s rib cartilage to create the framework that will define the new ear. It is critical for surgeons with varying levels of training to have the opportunity to rehearse creation of the framework before entering the operating room. There are many potential applications of 3D printing to manage this particular condition. Management of children with microtia lends itself to close collaborations between engineers and surgeons to improve patient outcomes.
Catalyzing Personalized Medical Innovation with 3D Printing
David Zopf is an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan.  He is also a part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  Beginning in 2011, Dr.  Zopf has cultivated several innovations in medical 3D printing.  Dr. Zopf is a member of the biomedical team – along with Dr. Glenn Green and Dr. Scott Hollister – that developed a life saving, patient specific, 3D printed airway splint.  Dr. Zopf was lead author of the landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation.  This was the first report in literature introducing the role and potential of 3D printing in personalized medical devices. Dr. Zopf lead preclinical testing in a novel animal model for tracheobronchomalacia.  This work has paved the way for an upcoming clinical trial.   Dr. Zopf then lead the development of 3D printing for craniofacial applications including scaffolds for auricular reconstruction and microtia repair, as well as nasal scaffolds for partial and total nasal reconstruction.   With unique national and international exposures to microtia reconstruction, Dr. Zopf then lead the development of a 3D printed rib for surgical simulation of auricular reconstruction.  He has utilized 3D printing for several other applications in surgical simulation, including simulation and rehearsal in skull base surgery.  Dr. Zopf continues to find further applications for the versatile tool of 3D.
Panelist: Rachel Muhlbauer is the Additive Manufacturing Program Manager at Tethers Unlimited, Inc., an aerospace company located in Bothell, WA.  She has performed as the principle investigator for a number of projects including CRISSP- 3D Printed Customizable, Recyclable ISS Packaging, OAHDS- Optimized Additive Manufacturing for High Dielectric Strength, and VSRS- Versatile Structural 3D Printed Radiation Shielding. These projects aim to push the bounds of fused deposition modeling: by changing the way that parts are 3D printed, we can alter the structure of the 3D printed part to achieve the required properties.  Rachel is a graduate of the Materials Science and Engineering department at Georgia Tech where she received her BS in 2010 and her PhD in 2014.  Her dissertation research focused on the structure-property-processing relationship of novel nano-composite materials developed using basic layer-by-layer deposition approaches.
Panelist: Hayden Osborn is a tool engineer for high performance developmental composite structures for Boeing Commercial Airlines.  He is also an instructor for additive manufacturing courses for Boeing employees.  Hayden grew up working in the residential and commercial construction industry with the family business. He started college as a biology major before switching to engineering with a minor in Art and Sculpture. Hayden entered the Aerospace industry in 2010 as a composite fabricator and in 2011 he hired into BCA tool engineering for advanced developmental composite structures. He is dedicated in his pursuit of developing additive manufacturing technology, and is working toward integrating additive manufacturing design into standard tooling concepts.  He has worked on a number of aerospace programs over his career. Hayden currently has 19 patents pending for Additive Manufacturing technology.
Panelist: Carlo Quiñonez is the Director of Research at FATHOM and is responsible for coordinating internal and external research projects at the forefront of advanced manufacturing. He has twenty years of experience in additive manufacturing, prototyping, product design, and electrical and mechanical engineering.  After receiving his doctorate in biology from the California Institute of Technology, Carlo focused on hardware development and joined a product design studio building bespoke lighting systems. Eventually, his path led him back to science as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego where he developed 3D-printable scientific instrumentation for microfluidic experiments. Prior to joining FATHOM, Carlo worked at Autodesk Research in the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter Group, developing tools for bioprinting and contributing to Project Cyborg, a cloud-based platform of design tools for life sciences.
Panelist: Jonathan Seppala is a chemical engineer in the Materials Science and Engineering Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently the technical lead in the additive manufacturing effort in the Polymer Processing and Rheology Project. His current research focuses on using infrared thermography, rheology, fracture mechanics, and neutron and x-ray reflectivity to study the polymer physics of thermoplastic additive manufacturing processes. Jonathan earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University studying the rheology and thermodynamics of polymer nanocomposites. Following his Ph.D., Jonathan worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher studying thin film self-assembly of block copolymers and equilibrium dynamics of amphiphilic micelles at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Polymer Processing and Rheology project, Jonathan studied ballistic witness materials and shear thickening fluids as part of the Personal Body Armor Project at NIST.
Panelist: Dmitry Levin is a research scientist/engineer with the Cardiology Division at the University of Washington.  Dmitry graduated from UW in 2007 and then joined the Seattle Science Foundation where he collaborated with physicians and industry to develop and design advanced education and training programs.  To promote the clinical physician’s increased relational understanding of anatomical structures, Dmitry has designed and applied clinical anatomical image libraries.  He has also created and designed cadaveric perfusion models to be employed as a mechanism for the advancement of medical device development/engineering, physician training, and interventional procedures.  He returned to UW in 2015 to join the Cardiology Division where he continues to work on device development and physician education.