The synergistic integration of nanomaterials with 3D printing can enable the creation of architecture and devices with an unprecedented level of functional integration. Such freeform fabrication capability could overcome the geometrical, mechanical and material dichotomies between conventional manufacturing technologies and a broad range of three-dimensional systems. Our research group focuses on the multiscale integration of nanomaterials in an extrusion-based 3D printing process,1 enabling the creation of unique functional bioelectronics2 that can address unmet clinical needs.3

  1. B. Elder, R. Neupane, E. Tokita, U. Ghosh, S. Hales, Y. L. Kong*. "Nanomaterial Patterning in 3D Printing." Advanced Materials 1907142 (2020).
  2. S. Hales, E. Tokita, R. Neupane, U. Ghosh, B. Elder, D. Wirthlin, Y. L. Kong*. "3D Printed nanomaterial-based electronic, biomedical, and bioelectronic devices." Nanotechnology 31, 172001 (2020).
  3. U. Ghosh, S. Ning, Y. Wang, Y. L. Kong*. "Addressing unmet clinical needs with 3D printing technologies." Advanced Healthcare Materials 1800417 (2018).

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