Presented by MRS Communications and Nature Communications

Workshop on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has quickly found its way from academic research into industry with applications ranging from biomaterials to civil structures. It is a key technology in digital manufacturing and new supply chain models as emphasized in Industry 4.0. Compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, the advantages of AM are evident: as a tool-less fabrication method, AM enables bespoke manufacturing on demand and guarantees freedom in geometric complexity and design. At the same time, progress in the field is fueled by intensive academic research, improving materials systems, introducing new concepts and developing new methods.

Advances in Materials and Manufacturing aimed to bridge developments in academic and industrial research and highlights the latest developments in AM including new methods, materials development, and applications, as well as new ecosystems built on advanced manufacturing.


January 25, 2022 | Day 1

8:00 am – 8:05 am—Introduction 

8:05 am – 8:30 am—3D-printable Photopolymers: Getting Ready for Manufacturing
Speaker: Jürgen Stampfl, TU Wien

8:30 am – 8:55 am— Paying Attention to the 3Rs for Predicting Printability: Reactivity, Rheology, and Resolution of Functional Polymers for Additive Manufacturing
Speaker: Tim Long, Arizona State University

8:55 am – 9:20 am—Volumetric Printing in Scattering Resins
Speaker: Christophe Moser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

9:20 am – 9:45 am—Materials by Design: Three-Dimensional (3D) Nano-Architected Meta Materials
Speaker: Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

9:45 am – 9:55 am—Break

9:55 am – 10:20 am—Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP): The Intersection of Materials, Process and Design
Speaker: Joseph DeSimone, Stanford University

10:20 am - 10:50 am—Panel Discussion
Moderator: Johannes Kreutzer, Nature Communications

10:50 am - 11:00 am—Closing Remarks

January 26, 2022 | Day 2

8:00 pm – 8:05 pm—Introduction 

8:05 pm – 8:30 pm—Wavelength Orthogonal, Synergistic and Antagonistic Photochemical Materials Design
Speaker: Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology

8:30 pm – 8:55 pm—NextGen Additive Materials and Systems
Speaker: Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8:55 pm – 9:20 pm—Advanced Manufacturing to Control Biomaterial Architecture and Improve Function
Speaker: Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernández, The University of Texas at Austin

9:20 pm – 9:35 pm—Break

9:35 pm – 10:00 pm—High-Performance Elastomers for Additive Manufacturing via Photo-Polymerization Induced Phase Separation
Speaker: Walter Voit, The University of Texas at Dallas

10:00 pm – 10:25 pm—Dimensions of Smart Additive Manufacturing
Speaker: Grace Gu, University of California, Berkeley

10:25 pm - 10:55 pm—Panel Discussion
Moderator: Rigoberto Advincula, MRS Communications
10:55 pm - 11:00 pm—Closing Remarks


Gobet Advincula

Rigoberto Advincula, MRS Communications

Rigoberto Advincula is Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is also a research professor at Case Western Reserve University.  He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Science and Engineering Division (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Chemistry Division (ACS). He received the distinguished Herman Mark Scholar Award in 2013. In 2018, he was elected National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines. He has been appointed to the World Economic Forum, Advanced Materials Council. He is the Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications. He has held a number of visiting Professor positions including Waseda University in Japan. His group does research in polymer materials, nanocomposites, colloidal science, 3D printing, hybrid materials, and ultrathin films towards applications from smart coatings to biomedical devices. He is passionate about mentoring students and helping in STEM programs.

Johannes Kreutzer

Johannes Kreutzer, Nature Communications

Johannes Kreutzer joined Nature Communications in September 2017 and was promoted to Senior Editor in 2019. With a PhD degree in materials chemistry and a background in photopolymer chemistry, he handles manuscripts on chemical soft matter and advanced organic functional materials.



Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology

A graduate in chemistry from Göttingen University, Germany, Christopher Barner-Kowollik joined the University of New South Wales in early 2000 rising to lead the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design in 2006 as one of its directors. He returned to Germany to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2008, where he established and led a German Research Council funded Centre of Excellence in soft matter synthesis and served as the Head of School of the School of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry at the KIT. Following a period as an adjunct professor and collaborator with QUT, he moved to QUT in early 2017 and established QUT’s Soft Matter Materials Laboratory, now one of the world’s premier macromolecular laboratories. Over this 20-year career to date, he attracted over $37M in funding from the German Research Council, the Helmholtz Association, the Australian Research Council and the private sector. He has developed and supported highly collaborative large teams, often across continents. He authored over 700 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals (cited over 30,000 times) and was plenary and invited speaker at over 220 conferences. His research achievements have been recognized by an array of national and international awards including the coveted Erwin Schrödinger Award of the German Helmholtz Association, the Belgian Polymer Medal, the United Kingdom Macro Medal, the David Craig medal as well as national awards by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Royal Society of New South Wales, an ARC Professorial Fellowship and an ARC Laureate Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, The University of Texas at Austin

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and holder of the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professorship in Engineering. She received a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering and PhD degree in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University under the guidance of Professors Anne Hiltner and Jim Anderson. She then completed a UT-TORCH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Tony Mikos at Rice University with a focus in orthopaedic tissue engineering. Cosgriff-Hernandez joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University in 2007 prior to moving to The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Her laboratory specializes in the design of novel biomaterials to address current clinical failures of medical devices and therapies. She also serves on the scientific advisory board of ECM Biosurgery and as a consultant to several companies on biostability evaluation of medical devices. Cosgriff-Hernandez is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has previously served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B and chair of the NIH study section on Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering.

Joe DeSimone
Joseph DeSimone, Stanford University

Joseph M. DeSimone is the Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of Translational Medicine and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He holds appointments in the Departments of Radiology and Chemical Engineering with courtesy appointments in the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Previously, DeSimone was a professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of chemical engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also Co-founder, Board Chair, and former CEO (2014 - 2019) of the additive manufacturing company, Carbon. DeSimone is responsible for numerous breakthroughs in his career in areas including green chemistry, medical devices, nanomedicine, and 3D printing, also co-founding several companies based on his research. He has published over 350 scientific articles and is a named inventor on over 200 issued patents. Additionally, he has mentored 80 students through PhD completion in his career, half of whom are women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM. In 2016 DeSimone was recognized by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest U.S. honor for achievement and leadership in advancing technological progress. He is also one of only 25 individuals elected to all three branches of the U.S. National Academies (Sciences, Medicine, Engineering). DeSimone received his BS degree in Chemistry in 1986 from Ursinus College and his PhD degree in Chemistry in 1990 from Virginia Tech.

Julia Greer
Julia R. Greer, California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer obtained her SB degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Advanced Music Performance from MIT in 1997 and a PhD degree in Materials Science from Stanford. She worked at Intel (2000-03) and was a post-doc at PARC (2005-07). Greer joined Caltech in 2007 and currently is a Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering. Greer has more than 150 publications and has delivered over 100 invited lectures, including two TEDx talks, multiple plenary lectures and named seminars at universities, the Watson Lecture at Caltech, the Gilbreth Lecture at the National Academy of Engineering, the Midwest Mechanics Lecture series, and an “IdeasLab” at the World Economic Forum, and was recently selected as Alexander M. Cruickshank (AMC) Lecturer at the Gordon Research Conferences (2020). She received the inaugural AAAFM-Heeger Award (2019) and was named a Vannevar-Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defense (2016) and CNN’s 20/20 Visionary (2016). Her work was recognized among Top-10 Breakthrough Technologies by MIT’s Technology Review (2015). Greer was named as one of “100 Most Creative People” by Fast Company, a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum (2014) and received multiple career awards: Kavli (2014), Nano Letters, SES, and TMS (2013); NASA, ASME (2012), Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2012), DOE (2011), DARPA (2009), and Technology Review’s TR-35, (2008). Greer is the Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech and serves as an Associate Editor for Nano Letters and Science Advances. Greer’s research focuses on creating and characterizing classes of materials with multi-scale microstructural hierarchy, which combine three-dimensional (3D) architectures with nanoscale-induced material properties.

Grace Gu
Grace Gu, University of California, Berkeley

Grace X. Gu is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Gu is the recipient of several awards, including the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, ONR Young Investigator Program Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, ASME Haythornthwaite Research Award, Prytanean Faculty Award, Amazon Research Award, MRS Communications Lecture Award, Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award, and SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. Her current research focuses on creating new materials with superior properties for mechanical, biological, and energy applications using multi-physics modeling, artificial intelligence, and high-throughput computing, as well as developing intelligent additive manufacturing technologies to realize complex material designs.

Tim Long
Tim Long, Arizona State University

Tim Long received his PhD degree in chemistry from Virginia Tech and subsequently joined both Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical companies for eight years upon graduation.  He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech, where he also served as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute until 2019.  In 2020, Long accepted an interdisciplinary faculty position across the School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) and the School for Engineering Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University (ASU) where he will launch and lead the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing (BCSM3). In addition to over 400 peer-reviewed publications, his research awards include the 2020 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, 2015 Virginia Scientist of the Year, 2010 Virginia Tech Alumni Research Award, ACS PMSE Collaborative Research Award, PSTC Carl Dahlquist Award, 2019 ACS Rubber Division Thermoplastic Elastomer Award, and the ACS POLY Mark Scholar Award. He has served as the Chair of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Polymers, 2012 Chair of the IUPAC World Polymer Congress, and he currently serves as the Past-President of the Adhesion Society.  He is a member of advisory boards for leading journals, and he was recently appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Wiley Polymer International. His most recent research efforts address the need for tailored advanced macromolecules for advanced manufacturing (3D printing), including vat photopolymerization, direct ink write, binder jetting, powder bed fusion, and melt extrusion. 

Lonnie Love

Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Lonnie Love is a Corporate Fellow and Section Head over Precision Manufacturing and Machining at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Love initiated ORNL’s efforts in large scale composite and metal printing.  His team has demonstrated the technology on several high-profile projects including the first 3D printed car with Local Motors, the printed Cobra for the Department of Energy as well as high speed, low cost tooling for aerospace, automotive and infrastructure programs.   He is a Fellow of ASME and SME, was ORNL’s 2014 Distinguished Research Scientist, 2009 Inventor of the year, and has over 25 patents and 150 peer reviewed publications. 

Christopher Moser

Christophe Moser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Christophe Moser started his career as an engineer at Hexagon Metrology in Switzerland after graduating from EPFL in physics in 1993. He obtained his doctorate degree in 2000 in optical information processing from the California Institute of Technology. Moser co-founded and was the CEO of Ondax, Inc. (acquired by Coherent) in Monrovia, California. There, he developed several commercially successful products based on volume holographic components, such as tunable filters, wavelength stabilized high power diode lasers, pulse compressors and stretchers and Terahertz Raman spectroscopy systems. In 2010, he joined EPFL as an associate professor and is currently the Director of the MicroEngineering Section. His current research topics include light based volumetric additive manufacturing to reach micrometer resolution at the centimeter scale in different materials whose properties ranges from very soft - hydrogels to very hard – ceramics, glass. He is also interested in neuromorphic computing using linear and non-linear propagation in optical fibers as computing elements.

Juergen Stampfl

Jürgen Stampfl, TU Wien

Jürgen Stampfl studied applied physics at the University of Technology in Graz and obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1993. After receiving the PhD degree in materials science from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Leoben in 1996, h e worked as a research associate at the Rapid Prototyping Lab at Stanford University (1997-2000). In 2001, he joined the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, TU Wien, where he became associate professor for materials science in 2005 and full professor for “Materials and Additive Manufacturing” in 2017. Currently, he is heading the research area “Polymers and composites” at TU Wien. His expertise lies in the field of lithography-based additive manufacturing technologies and materials development (polymers, ceramics). He is co-founder of two start-up companies (Lithoz GmbH and Cubicure GmbH) providing 3D-printing equipment and materials. In 2013 and 2019, he received the Houska price, Austria’s most important award for translating research results into industrial applications.

Walter Voit

Walter Voit, The University of Texas at Dallas

Walter Everett Voit is an entrepreneurial CEO from the University of Texas at Dallas and explores the thermomechanics and cure kinetics of shape memory polymers, flexible bioelectronics, next generation neural interfaces, 3-D printing, and degradable polymers and studies the effects of ionizing radiation on polymers. Voit is a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Adaptive3D, which licensed intellectual property from both Georgia Tech and UT Dallas in pursuit of next-generation acoustics and additive manufacturing based on specialty polymers and thiol chemistries. He is on the Executive Committee and the Science and Technology Chair of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards through the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an International Atomic Energy Agency consultant in the field of radiation crosslinked shape memory polymers. Voit is a DARPA Young Faculty Awardee and DARPA Director’s Fellow and works closely with industry. Voit received a BS degree in computer science in May 2005 and a Masters degree in artificial intelligence from UT Dallas in August 2006. 



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