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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020

David L. Kaplan's Biography

David L. Kaplan, Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering, Professor & Chair -- Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

David Kaplan holds an Endowed Chair, the Stern Family Professor of Engineering, at Tufts University. He is Professor & Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research focus is on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering and functional tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. He has published over 600 peer reviewed papers and edited eight books. He directs the NIH P41 Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC) that involves Tufts University and Columbia University. He serves of the editorial boards of numerous journals and is Associate Editor for the ACS journal Biomacromolecules. He has received a number of awards for teaching, was Elected Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and received the Columbus Discovery Medal and Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for contributions to the literature.

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Advanced Manufacturing with Silk Proteins for New Materials

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 12:15

Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-24 12:15:002020-03-24 13:15:00Europe/LondonAdvanced Manufacturing with Silk Proteins for New Materials3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020 in Boston, USABoston,

The unique structural hierarchy found in native silk proteins from silkworms and spiders informs remarkable mechanical properties, as well as a range of hierarchically organized building blocks for use in new material fabrication strategies.  These approaches embrace molecular- to nano- to macro-scale silk components as starting materials, sustainable aqueous approaches to generate new silk-based structural materials, and options for facile functionalization of these systems with bioactive components (e.g., enzymes, drugs, cells, etc.).   Material systems are generated with tunable control of mechanics and degradation lifetime.  Appropriate conditions for 3D and 4D printing, traditional solution processing, and thermal processing options are available.  In total, silks offer a unique suite of options in protein-based materials design and fabrication that provide a useful template into advanced manufacturing; embracing biopolymer feedstocks, sustainability, polymorphism, and structural hierarchy as key engineering features.

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