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Symposium SF03—3D Printing of Functional Materials and Devices

Materials and methods for printing functional devices represent a critical frontier in additive manufacturing that has attracted a growing number of researchers worldwide. The materials compatibility and inherent versatility of 3D printing methods enable rapid prototyping and scalable, low-cost manufacturing for multiscale and multifunctional devices. The future development of this field requires multidisciplinary communication and collaboration from experts across a broad range of science and engineering fields, with materials occupying a central role. This symposium will span several important and interconnected topics, including but not limited to materials and ink development, printing and post-processing methods, and novel device applications, with a unifying theme of controlling and integrating functionality in printed components and systems.

Topics will include:

  • Novel materials, inks, and printing methods for functional devices
  • Printed devices for energy conversion and storage
  • Printed electronics, optoelectronics, and sensors
  • Printed flexible/stretchable devices for wearable applications
  • Printed programmable materials, soft robotics and autonomous systems
  • Printed devices for harsh and extreme environment
  • Hybrid and multi-material printing platforms for advanced integration
  • Process simulation and control of functional additive manufacturing technologies
  • 3D printing of soft functional materials for biological applications
  • 3D conformal printing on nonplanar surfaces
  • New approaches to improve printing throughput, scale, fidelity, and function
  • Emerging areas of functional printing

Invited Speakers:

  • Ana Arias (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Cinzia Casiraghi (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Michael Dickey (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Michael Durstock (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jessica Koehne (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
  • Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio (Yale University, USA)
  • Vlastimil Kunc (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jennifer A. Lewis (Harvard University, USA)
  • Michael McAlpine (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Rahul Panat (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Jae Sung Son (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Christopher Spaddacini (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Andre Studart (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Cheng Sun (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Skylar Tibbits (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Xuanhe Zhao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Yanliang Zhang
University of Notre Dame

J. William Boley
Boston University

Sohini Kar-Narayan
University of Cambridge
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
United Kingdom

Ethan Secor
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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