Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Biomanufacturing via 3D Inkjet Printing "

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Mechanical Engineering
Project Description:
This project aims to develop scalable three-dimensional (3D) fabrication methods of functional biomaterials via inkjet printing. Although numerous novel biomaterials are recently developed, their fabrication methods are still limited to batch processes, which are very difficult to scale up for rapid fabrication and precise control of their structures at multiple scales. In order to address this challenge, we are studying the fluid mechanics and polymerization kinetics of polymer materials during inkjet printing processes.
Expected Student Contributions:
Perform independent experiments or assist graduate students/postdocs to perform experiments. Specifically, characterize both mechanical and thermal properties of polymers, analyze fluid mechanics during injection, and determine the optimal operating conditions.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
ME or BME junior with fluid, solid and bio-mechanics course work. Experience with polymer materials is preferred, but not required.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Han, Bumsoo
Deptartment/College:
mechanical engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Gyuyoung Yun
Title:
Postdoc

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Kinam Park
Deptartment/College:
Biomedical Engineering
Name:
George Chiu
Deptartment/College:
Mechanical Engineering