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3D Printing in Manufacturing: From Adidas Running Shoes to Next Generation Vaccines with Joseph DeSimone

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
While 3D printed objects ranging from advanced running shoes to high performance car parts are transitioning from prototyping to large scale manufacturing, growing precision parts and new materials that are even biodegradable promise a new era of 3D printing in real-time for use in health care. Professor DeSimone discusses the first FDA-approved 3D printed dentures and even ultra-thin microneedles that deliver vaccines.
 
Joseph DeSimone, the Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of Translational Medicine, professor of chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of chemistry and, of operations, information and technology at the Graduate School of Business
 
Professor DeSimone has made significant scientific breakthroughs in green chemistry, medical devices, nanotechnology, and most recently in 3D printing. An author of over 370 scientific publications and a named inventor on more than 200 issued patents, he has co-founded several companies based on his research. In 2016, Professor DeSimone was recognized by President Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest U.S. honor for achievement and leadership in advancing technological progress.
 
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