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SELECTBIO Conferences Biofabrication & Biomanufacturing Europe 2019

Mark Tibbitt's Biography

Mark Tibbitt, Assistant Professor, ETH Zürich

Mark Tibbitt completed his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Kristi S. Anseth. He then conducted postdoctoral research at MIT with Prof. Robert Langer. Since 2017, he is Assistant Professor of Macromolecular Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich. Research in the Macromolecular Engineering Laboratory at ETH focuses on combining polymer engineering, synthetic chemistry, mechanical and bioengineering to design new materials for biomedical applications. Main application areas are biofabrication, drug delivery, self-assembled and supramolecular materials design, and cell mechanobiology.

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Biomaterials Engineering For Additive Manufacturing

Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 13:45

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Advances in additive manufacturing (AM) of functional biomaterials require new materials and technologies that allow for multimaterial printing beyond layer-by-layer and universal inks for bioprinting. Here, we discuss our efforts to leverage physical forces to fabricate multimaterial tissue constructs with tunable mechanical anisotropy. The approach leverages surface-tension to coat lattice frameworks with suspended liquid films that can be transformed subsequently into solid films to make multimaterial tubular constructs. The process enables direct encapsulation of cells and design of the mechanicas of the final structure. Further, the assembly is beyond layer-by-layer as the final coating step is invariant of size and voxel location is defined by the physics of the surface wetting. We will also discuss new directions in the design of complex fluids as universal inks for robotic dispensing. The materials enable shear-thinning for flow during dispensing and rapid self-healing for solidification after deposition as well as the facile incorporation of other biomaterials for increased mechanical properties or biofunctionality.

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