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KNI Distinguished Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Lewis (Harvard University)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Responsive soft matter via 3D multi-material printing
Jennifer A. Lewis, Jianming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences; Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University,
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Join the Kavli Nanoscience Institute for a special KNI Distinguished Webinar with Dr. Jennifer A. Lewis, Jianming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences; Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and core faculty member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. This event is taking place online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5th, at 4 pm PDT.

Event is free and open to the public; registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

"Responsive soft matter via 3D multi-material printing"

Soft responsive materials are of great interest for applications ranging from soft robotics to frequency shifting antennae. By using inverse design and 3D printing, we have created soft materials that actuate in response to external stimuli. We have developed multiple printable inks composed of different elastomeric matrices, whose mechanical properties and shape-morphing behavior are programmed on demand. Several examples will be highlighted, including planar and 3D architectures with controlled local composition and structure.

Biography:

Jennifer A. Lewis is the Jianming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences, the Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on 3D printing of functional, structural, and biological materials that emulate natural systems. Prior to joining Harvard, Lewis was a faculty member in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she served as the Director of the Materials Research Laboratory. Currently, she directs the Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and serves on the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee.

Lewis has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, the American Chemical Society Langmuir Lecture Award, the Materials Research Society Medal Award, the American Ceramic Society Sosman and Roy Lecture Awards, and the Lush Science Prize. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has co-founded multiple companies that are commercializing technology from her lab.

Please see the KNI Distinguished Seminar Series webpage for updates on future speakers as well as links to recordings of previous seminars.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Kimoto by email at tkimoto@caltech.edu.