David Gracias
David Gracias, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N Charles Street, 221 Maryland Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.
Email: dgracias@jhu.edu

Biography:

Prof. Gracias is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and did post-doctoral work at Harvard University, all in Chemistry or related fields.

His independent laboratory, since 2003, has pioneered the development of 3D, integrated micro and nanodevices using a variety of patterning, self-folding and self-assembly approaches.  Prof. Gracias has co-authored over 150 technical publications and holds 29 issued US patents. He has delivered over 100 invited talks at leading conferences, workshops and universities.

Prof. Gracias has received a number of national and international awards including the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, NSF Career Award,  DuPont Young Professor Awards, Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


Abstract

Bionic, self-folding and shape change soft-devices

The integration of multifunctional soft materials and devices composed of biomolecules, cells, hydrogels and polymers are expected to yield new capabilities for electronics, robotics and medicine. In this talk, the creation of these devices will be discussed with a focus on complex, integrated tissue engineering in curved, folded and 3D architectures. In addition, the design, fabrication and application of shape change devices for robotics and medicine will be highlighted. These results suggest that the biofabrication of complex, integrated soft-devices could significantly augment current capabilities.
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