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Pranav Soman's Biography

Pranav Soman, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

Pranav Soman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. He leads a research group with focus on advanced biomanufacturing technologies for a range of biomedical applications. Pranav has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Advanced Optical Materials, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Biofabrication, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, among others. He is also the founder of 3D Microfluidics LLC, a startup which was recently awarded NSF SBIR Phase I award to prove the feasibility of using HLP technology for printing precision microfluidic devices.

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Hybrid Laser Platform for Printing 3D Multi-Scale Multi-Material Hydrogel Structures

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 17:00

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-15 17:00:002019-10-15 18:00:00Europe/LondonHybrid Laser Platform for Printing 3D Multi-Scale Multi-Material Hydrogel Structures3D-Printing in the Life Sciences in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,

Over the course of billions of years, nature has created and refined numerous elegant biosynthetic processes to make sophisticated functional structures. In contrast, current manufacturing techniques are still limited in their ability to fabricate 3D multiscale multi-material structures. Few research groups have utilized the ability of ultrafast lasers to shape hydrogel materials into complex 3D structures. However, current laser based methods are limited by scalability, types of materials, and incompatible laser and materials processing requirements, thereby preventing its widespread use in the field. In this work, we report the design and development of a Hybrid Laser Printing (HLP) technology, that combines the key advantages of additive stereolithography (quick on-demand continuous fabrication) and multiphoton polymerization/ablation processes (high-resolution and superior design flexibility). Using a series of proof-of-principle experiments, we show that HLP is capable of printing 3D multiscale multi-material structures using model biocompatible hydrogel materials that are highly difficult and/or extremely time consuming to fabricate using current technologies.

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-14 00:00:002019-10-15 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Printing in the Life Sciences3D-Printing in the Life Sciences in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,