Additively manufactured (3D printed) mechanical meta-materials fabricated in our lab is featured on the cover of Materials Horizons, the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Press release by Elsevier: Dr. Amir A. Zadpoor has received the Early Career Researcher Award on the 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA from 6-10 December 2015. This is the first award of the journal of this sort with the purpose of identifying young outstanding researchers in the research fields the journal covers, and inviting them to be involved in the journal both as special issue editors and board members.
Press release by TU Delft: 3D printing meets origami (BIO-ORIGAMI)
regeneration of functional tissues is the holy grail of tissue
engineering and could revolutionise treatment of many diseases.
Effective tissue regeneration often calls for multi-functional
biomaterials. Ideally, these porous biomaterials should be optimised not
only in terms of their 3D structure but also in terms of their surface
Additive manufacturing (AM) has emerged as a powerful technique for manufacturing of various types of biomaterials and implants. Using AM, it is now possible to fabricate biomaterials with arbitrarily complex shapes at different scales. The inventory of biomaterials that can be used in this way continues to increase, extending the possible range of products and applications. The mechanical properties of the resulting materials and implants are of utmost importance, not only because a certain level of mechanical support is needed in most applications but also because the distribution of mechanical properties could significantly influence tissue regeneration performance and osseointegration. Moreover, the mechanical properties of biodegradable biomaterials tend to change over time, as biodegradation progresses. AM allows precise control of microarchitecture in porous biomaterials, which has been shown to strongly affect mechanical behavior. We believe that this is a good time to produce a special issue which brings together the latest work on biomaterials made using AM and their mechanical properties. The topics covered by the special issue include (but are not limited to):
Manuscripts should be formatted and be submitted online according to the instructions for Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-the-mechanical-behavior-of-biomedical-materials/1751-6161/guide-for-authors . The authors must select “SI: AM biomaterials” when specifying the “Article Type” in the submission system via http://ees.elsevier.com/jmbbm/default.asp. All submissions will undergo the peer review process.
Submission start: 1 November 2015
Amir A Zadpoor, Delft University of Technology
David Taylor, Trinity College Dublin
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