Ozbolat to deliver Scholz Symposium April 10
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The process of 3-D printing of living organs will be the subject of the 2014 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held from 5 to 5:50 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Lecture Hall 1, Van Allen Hall.
The guest speaker will be Ibrahim Ozbolat, University of Iowa assistant
professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and co-director of
the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group in the Center for
Ozbolat is leading the UI's Biomanufacturing Laboratory
(BioMfG), specializing in bio-printing for organ fabrication, and the
Electronic Manufacturing Team, and supervising the Design for
He has been engaged in several projects sponsored by governmental
agencies and private corporations in applications ranging from design
and manufacturing to clinical medicine and energy. Recently, he was
selected by the National Science Foundation to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award over the next five years for the project titled "HybridBioprinting of Engineered Vascularized Endocrine Tissues." His currentresearch interests lie in tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting.
He received his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the
University at Buffalo in 2011. He joined the UI engineering faculty
that same year.
The free, public symposium was named in 1993 to honor Scholz, 20-year
Tau Beta Pi advisor and associate dean of the UI College of Engineering
(1979-1992). Co-sponsors are the UI Tau Beta Pi chapter, Tau Beta Pi alumni, and the College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, call the College of Engineering in advance at 319-335-5764.