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SELECTBIO Conferences Emerging Themes and Technologies in Tissue Engineering and Bioprinting

Rashid Bashir's Biography

Rashid Bashir, Professor And Head, University Of Illinois

Rashid Bashir received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1992. From 1992 to 1998, he was a Senior Engineering Manager with the Analog/Mixed Signal Process Technology Development Group, National Semiconductor. Then he joined the faculty at Purdue University from 1998 to 2007. He was the recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Award in 2000, the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award from Purdue University in 2000, and was a Purdue University Faculty Scholar from 2005–2007. Since October 2007, he has been the Abel Bliss Professor and in the Department of Bioengineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he was also the Director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (a campus-wide clean room facility). Since 2013, he has been the Head Department of Bioengineering. He has authored or coauthored over 190 journal papers, over 180 conference papers and conference abstracts, and over 100 invited talks and is the holder of 37 patents. His research interests include bionanotechnology, biomicroelectromechanical systems, laboratory on a chip, interfacing biology and engineering from molecular to tissue scale, and applications of semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering, all applied to solve biomedical problems. He was the recipient of the 2012 IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, APS, AIMBE, IAMBE, and AAAS.

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3D BioFabrication for Biological Machines and Tissue Engineering

Monday, 9 February 2015 at 12:00

Add to Calendar ▼2015-02-09 12:00:002015-02-09 13:00:00Europe/London3D BioFabrication for Biological Machines and Tissue

The integration of living cells with soft scaffolds can enable the fabrication of biological machines and soft robotics. These cell-based biological machines can be defined as a set of sub-components consisting of living cells and cell-instructive micro-environments that could eventually perform a range of prescribed tasks. The realization of biological machines and their sub-components will require a number of suitable cell sources, biomaterials, and enabling technologies. Here, we review our group’s recent efforts towards this goal and of developing cell based biological machines. We have fabricated locomotive ‘‘bio-bots’’ from hydrogels and cardiomyocytes using a 3D printer. The multi-material bio-bot consisted of a ‘biological bimorph’ cantilever structure as the actuator to power the bio-bot, and a base structure to define the asymmetric shape for locomotion. The cantilever structure was seeded with a sheet of contractile cardiomyocytes. We will also describe the development of a 3D-printed electrically paced skeletal muscle based ‘bio-bot’ devices where skeletal myoblasts embedded in ECM proteins compacted around a hydrogel structure were used to create the power source of the biological walking machine. While the specific applications are yet to be defined, these devices could have potential applications in drug delivery, power generation, and other biomimetic systems.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-02-09 00:00:002015-02-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonEmerging Themes and Technologies in Tissue Engineering and