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Institute of Bioengineering



'3D bioprinted organs on a chip' with Professor Wei Sun, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University, USA

Image: Professor Wei Sun
Professor Wei Sun

Date: 26 June 2018   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

3D Bio-Printing uses cells, biologics and/or biomaterials as building block to fabricate personalised 3D structures or functional in vitro biological models for regenerative medicine, disease study and drug discovery. This presentation will review some recent advances in 3D Bio-Printing and its applications for 'organ on a chip'.

Professor Wei Sun is currently appointed Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University, USA, and National "Thousand-Talent" Distinguished Professor and Director of Biomanufacturing Research Center at Mechanical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China. His research has been on Biofabrication, 3D Bio-Printing, Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, and Additive Manufacturing. His research has been sponsored by National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, China Natural Science Foundation, China Ministry of Science and Technology, and China Ministry of Education. He has published 450+ journal and conference papers/abstracts and conducted 270+ national and international invited presentations in the field of his research. He is currently serving Editor-in-Chief for journal Biofabrication, and served as Founding President for International Society of Biofabrication from 2010-2014. He is currently visiting UK as a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Location:  Francis Bancroft Building, Room 326, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
Contact:  Yi Sui