Latest Jennifer Lewis Stories

New Method Enables Scientists To Print Tissue Constructs With Blood Vessels
2014-02-19 15:24:58

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. The work represents a major step toward a longstanding goal of tissue engineers: creating human tissue constructs realistic enough to test...

3D Printer Sand Grain Size Battery
2013-06-19 09:42:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used 3D printing to make lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The team said the printed microbatteries could eventually power tiny devices in fields ranging from medicine to communications, enabling the development of miniaturized medical implants, compact electronics, tiny robots and more. To make the...

Particle-free Silver Ink Prints Small, High-performance Electronics
2012-01-14 04:21:14

University of Illinois materials scientists have developed a new reactive silver ink for printing high-performance electronics on ubiquitous, low-cost materials such as flexible plastic, paper or fabric substrates. Jennifer Lewis, the Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and graduate student S. Brett Walker described the new ink in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. “We are really excited about the wide applicability and excellent electrical...

2010-04-14 12:42:11

Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois professor Jennifer Lewis' lab heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems. The penny-sized titanium bird began as a printed sheet of titanium hydride ink. The team will publish their novel technique in the April 14 online edition of the journal Advanced Materials. Small, intricate shapes...

2009-02-13 08:58:01

A new ink developed by researchers at the University of Illinois allows them to write their own silver linings. The ink, composed of silver nanoparticles, can be used in electronic and optoelectronic applications to create flexible, stretchable and spanning microelectrodes that carry signals from one circuit element to another. The printed microelectrodes can withstand repeated bending and stretching with minimal change in their electrical properties. In a paper to be published Feb. 12, by...

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