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Symposium MF01-Advances in Polymer-based Soft Matter for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is transforming how we approach materials manufacturing and design. Without the design constraints associated with traditional manufacturing processes, AM has shifted the emphasis in part design from manufacturability to functionality, enabling the production of more material-efficient parts. Furthermore, the ability to architect a material into precisely defined topologies has allowed us to utilize architecture as a design handle to access new material property spaces and go beyond just simple composition and microstructure. The numerous advantages conferred by using AM has led to rapid advances in both AM hardware and with the materials compatible with them. In particular, the development of novel 3D-printable polymer-based soft matter has led to new classes of functional materials with designer properties — materials with tunable biological, mechanical, and chemical properties, sustainable materials, and stimuli-responsive materials. This symposium will span several key topics in the field of polymer AM, including functional material development (sustainable materials, stimuli-responsive materials, multi-material printing, bioprinting, etc.), post-processing of polymers, and novel applications of 3D polymer-based soft matter. This interdisciplinary session will bring together prominent researchers in the field of polymer-based AM to discuss topics related to the design, synthesis, and fabrication of functional 3D printed polymer-based soft matter, with the unifying theme of utilizing chemical advances to fabricate materials with designer properties.

Topics will include:

  • Innovations in extrusion-based 3D printing of materials
  • Innovations in vat photopolymerization-based 3D printing of materials
  • Chemistry enabled multi-material printing
  • Sustainable materials for 3D printing
  • Stimuli-responsive 3D printed materials
  • Polymer rheology and processing considerations for vat photopolymerization
  • Polymer rheology and processing considerations for material extrusion
  • Materials with designer mechanical properties
  • Materials with designer functional properties
  • Materials for bioprinting / bio-applications
  • Structure-processing-property relationships in printable polymeric materials
  • Emergent properties in architected polymer-based soft matter

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Christopher Bates (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Matthew Becker (Duke University, USA)
  • Eva Blasco (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • AJ Boydston (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Lesley Chow (Lehigh University, USA)
  • Daniel Congreve (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ying Diao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Andrew Dove (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Charlotte Hauser (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Sarah Heilshorn (Stanford University, USA)
  • Howon Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Alshakim Nelson (University of Washington, USA)
  • Eleftheria Roumeli (University of Washington, USA)
  • Melissa Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yue Wang (University of California, Merced, USA)
  • Wei Zhai (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Symposium Organizers

Daryl Yee
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering
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Emily Davidson
Princeton University
Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Michinao Hashimoto
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Engineering Product and Development
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Emily Pentzer
Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry
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