Direct Ink Writing of 3D Hydrogel Structures

Date & time: 2023-12-12 09:30:00

CET| 16:30 SGT

Hosted by:

Dr. Changjin Huang, Nanyang Technological University

SPEAKER

Dr. Changjin Huang

Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

12 DEC
2023

9:30 a.m. CET
4:30 p.m. SGT

About the webinar

Hydrogel materials have found wide applications in many fields, such as tissue engineering, biomedicine, flexible electronics and soft robotics. Extrusion-based 3D printing has emerged as an appealing way to generate customized hydrogel structures in recent years. However, it often requires special treatments in order to directly write hydrogel inks into desired 3D structures due to the low printability of hydrogel precursor solutions. In this webinar, I will introduce our recent study on ethanol-enabled direct ink writing of sodium alginate hydrogel structures. Our discovery may benefit hydrogel-based applications in all areas of science and technology.

About the speaker

Dr. Changjin Huang is currently an Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Ph.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining NTU, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University from 2014-2015, and then as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2016-2018. Dr. Huang’s research interests generally lie at the intersection of mechanics, materials, engineering and biology, including mechanics of cells and soft materials, biofabrication, mechanobiology, etc. Dr. Huang is an Associate Editor of Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics (JMMP) and the Extreme Mechanics Letters – Early Career Advisory Board (EML-ECAB) member.

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