Symposium PM02-Additive and Digital Manufacturing of Multifunctional Materials

Progress in additive and digital manufacturing has presented scientists and engineers with a revolutionary capability: the design of novel material systems with tailored, spatially programmed properties and structures. From new bioinspired composites and architected materials to forms of soft robotic and living matter, designer materials assembled through additive and digital means are driving innovations across myriad applications. Still, barriers to continued progress lie in the materials, computational tools, hardware, build resolutions, and throughput of these manufacturing methods. This symposium aims to bring together researchers from materials science and engineering, computational materials design, materials chemistry, and more to share interdisciplinary research and insights to continue advancing materials design through additive and digital manufacturing.

This symposium is structured around three core themes. The first, "New Material Chemistries and Designs", will focus on developments in new chemistries and design strategies tailored for 3D printing and the digital assembly of materials. The second, "Novel Capabilities", will focus on emerging strategies for additively and digitally fabricating materials that overcome current limitations. The third, "Data-Driven Design", will highlight advances in computational materials design and engineering. The symposium will also broadly showcase new opportunities for innovating through additive and digital manufacturing of multifunctional materials.

Topics will include:

  • New material functionalities via additive and digital assembly
  • Hybrid manufacturing methods for multifunctional materials
  • Printing bioinspired, hierarchical, and architected materials
  • Chemistry-driven innovations in multi-material printing
  • Sustainable materials in additive manufacturing
  • Stimuli-responsive adaptive / intelligent soft materials
  • High performance 3D-printable polymers
  • Multimaterial additive manufacturing methods
  • Data-driven, computational design and optimization methods for 3D printing

Invited Speakers:

  • Alexandra Bayles (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Eva Blasco (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • J. William Boley (Boston University, USA)
  • Keith Brown (Boston University, USA)
  • Joseph DeSimone (Stanford University, USA)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Mina Konaković Luković (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University, USA)
  • Barbara Mazzolai (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Zak Page (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Emily Pentzer (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Shu Yang (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Xiaoyu Zheng (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ryan Truby
Northwestern University
Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Grace Gu
University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering

Yu Jun Tan
National University of Singapore
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Daryl Yee
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering
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