Jennifer A. Lewis

Portrait of Jennifer Lewis

“Printing soft and living matter in three dimensions”

Jennifer A. Lewis
Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Jiaming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences

Monday December 4th 2023 | 5:30 pm | Forum Rolex
In English

The ability to pattern soft and living matter in three dimensions is of critical importance for several emerging applications. In this talk, Jennifer Lewis will begin by describing the design of printable materials for direct and embedded 3D printing. She will then introduce representative functional and structural inks as well as sophisticated printhead designs for fabricating soft objects ranging from sensors and actuators to robotic matter. Finally, Jennifer Lewis will describe the recent efforts of her team to create vascularized human tissues through the tight integration of stem cell biology, organoid building blocks, and bioprinting. Though broadly applicable, she will specifically highlight their efforts to engineer human kidney and cardiac tissues across multiple scales.

Jennifer A. Lewis is an American materials scientist and engineer. She is known for her research on colloidal assembly of ceramics and 3D printing of biological materials. Jennifer A. Lewis was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2017.

5:15 pm
Doors open

5:30 pm
Welcome Address
Ali H. Sayed, Professor and Dean of EPFL’s School of Engineering (STI), EPFL
Presentation of the Dr. Honoris Causa 2023 Award
to Jennifer A. Lewis

Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL

5:40 pm
Campus Lecture
Printing Soft and Living Matter in Three Dimensions
Jennifer A. Lewis
Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied

6:30 pm

6:45 pm
Apero networking