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3D (Bio)Printing: The Art of Engineering Tissues
July 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm +04
About the Event:
Dr. Vijayavenkataraman (Vijay) Sanjairaj, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi, will deliver a seminar on “3D (Bio)Printing: The Art of Engineering Tissues.”
3D printing and bioprinting are pioneering technologies that enable the fabrication of biomimetic, multiscale, multi-cellular tissues with highly complex tissue microenvironment, intricate cytoarchitecture, structure-function hierarchy, and tissue-specific compositional and mechanical heterogeneity. Given the huge demand for organ transplantation, coupled with limited organ donors, these technologies could solve the crisis of organ shortage by the fabrication of fully functional whole organs.
This talk will touch on:
✅ The concepts and types of 3D printing and bioprinting technologies;
✅ The need for these technologies in the field of tissue engineering and its potential applications.
Registration is required. Please register here.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Vijay is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is also affiliated with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, USA. He is the founder and director of The Vijay Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi, with a focus on 3D printing and bioprinting for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug testing, and medical devices. He has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Vijay holds editorial positions and serves as an editorial board member of several reputed international journals including Bioprinting (Elsevier), Artificial Organs (Wiley), International Journal of Bioprinting, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and Micromachines. His works include conductive scaffolds for neural tissue engineering fabricated by electrohydrodynamic jet 3D printing, bioprinting of bi-layer functional human skin constructs, biomimetic scaffolds for tendon and esophageal tissue engineering, architected meta-materials-based design of bone implants for better biomimicry and mitigating the effect of stress-shielding, and development of novel bio-inks for bioprinting of soft tissues. Dr. Vijay was the recipient of several prestigious awards including the President’s Graduate Fellowship for his doctoral studies at the National University of Singapore, Raman Memorial Award, The Sachivothama Sir C.P. Ramasamy Aiyar Scholarship, and WISE (Working Internships in Science and Engineering) from DAAD Germany.