Boğaziçi-BME/Lifesci & Inovita & ISEK Joint Seminar

29/12/2020 13:00

3D Bioprinting for Disease Modeling and Regenerative Medicine 

About The Seminar: 
3D Bioprinting is a disruptive technology enabling deposition and patterning of living cells in order to manufacture replacement tissues and organs for various applications such as but not limited to regenerative medicine and disease modeling. In this seminar, Dr. Ozbolat will survey the emerging field of bioprinting and its impact on medical sciences. In the first part of his seminar, he will present a wide range of 3D bioprinting efforts in manufacturing of tissue/organ substitutes performed in his laboratory in the last 10 years. In the second part, he will present a new bioprinting technique, called aspiration-assisted bioprinting, and explain the underlying physical mechanism in order to understand the interactions between physical governing forces and aspirated viscoelastic tissue building blocks. Finally, he will demonstrate an intraoperative bioprinting approach in order to repair composite soft/hard tissues during craniofacial reconstruction on a rat model in a surgical setting.

About the Speaker:
Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery, and a member of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University. Dr. Ozbolat's main area of research is in the field of 3D Bioprinting. He has been working on several aspects of bioprinting such as bioprinting processes, bioink materials, bioprinters and post-bioprinting tissue maturation for manufacturing of more than a dozen tissues and organs. Dr. Ozbolat is a leader in the field of bioprinting with over 130 publications, including a sole-authored book in his domain. Due to his notable contributions to the field of bioprinting, he has received several prestigious international and national awards including 2014 NSF CAREER Award, 2014 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2014 ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2014 ASME Tau Pi Sigma Gold Medal, 2015 IIE Dr. Hamid K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career Industrial Engineer in Academia Award, 2015 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award and 2017 Hartz Family Career Development Professorship at Penn State.