Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is gaining momentum as a leading technology, which provides personalized solutions to advanced fabrication needs. Printed objects enable a broad range of applications, including tissue engineering, pharmaceutics and robotics. Despite the advances, the number of 3D-printable, functional materials is still limited and there is an increasing need for their development. In this presentation I will highlight some of our recent efforts to develop functional inks for 3D printing that can perform specific tasks.
About the speaker
Luke Connal is an Associate Professor Lecturer at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU) where he is an ANU Future Fellow. He received his PhD at the University of Melbourne and post-doctoral experience as the Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research program is in the design of advanced polymeric materials for applied systems. He has been recognised by numerous awards such as the ACS Chemical and Engineering News Talented 12 and he is currently on the editorial board at Molecular Systems Design and Engineering.