Dr. Yong Huang

Dr. Yong Huang 

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Speaker: Yong Huang, Ph.D., Professor

Affiliation: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida

Title: Novel Implementation of Three-Dimensional Bioprinting

Abstract: Additive manufacturing, commonly known as “three-dimensional (3D) printing,” is a suite of computer automated technologies to fabricate 3D structural and functional parts, usually layer by layer, from 3D model data. Of various printing applications, 3D bioprinting offers a versatile approach to printing arbitrary cell patterns and creating heterogeneous living constructs. Most importantly, bioprinting provides a promising solution to the problem of organ donor shortages by printing 3D tissue/organ constructs for implantation, resulting in what is known as organ printing. The talk first reviews the definition and classification of additive manufacturing and the perspective of ongoing bioprinting research. Then it introduces process innovations in 3D bioprinting using continuous extrusion/direct ink writing, drop-on-demand inkjetting, and drop-on-demand laser-induced forward transfer technologies, especially those conducted at the University of Florida. Finally, this talk shares some perspectives regarding basic scientific challenges during bioprinting.