Instructive Biomaterials and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (IBAM-Lab)
June 1, 2018
IBAM-Lab Summer Program Starts !!!
We are very excited to announce that our second summer program starts. We will host 5 undergraduate students (including an international student) and 2 high school students.
May 4-5, 2018
Invited Lecture / 3rd International Conference on 3D Printing in Medicine
Dr. Guvendiren delivered an invited lecture on "Applications of 3D printing in medicine" during the International Conference on 3D Printing in Medicine, held in Mainz, Germany.
April 11-14, 2018
Session Organizer / Society for Biomaterials (SFB) 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Dr. Guvendiren co-organized two sessions and chaired one session at the SFB 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition, which was held in Atlanta. The two symposiums were "Biomaterials and Scaffolds for Interfacial Tissue Engineering" and "3D Bioprinting for Medical Applications". He also chaired the 3D Bioprinting session.
April 3, 2018
Invited Plenary / TAFDV Spring Symposium 2018
Dr. Guvendiren gave an invited plenary during Thermal Analysis Forum Delaware Valley (TAFDV) Spring Symposium - Convergence of Materials Science and Life Science. The symposium took place in Rutgers University-Camden. IBAM-Lab members also represented their posters: one from Shen Ji (graduate student) and Emily Almeida (CHE-undergraduate), and one from Chya-Yan Liaw (potdoc) and Jorge Pereyra (CHE-undergraduate). Congrats everyone !!!
Jorge Pereyra and Dr. Chya-Yan Liaw
Shen Ji and Emily Almeida
March 26-27, 2018
Invited Speaker / BioEngineering 2018
Dr. Guvendiren gave an invited talk during BioEngineering 2018 Conference in Boston, organized by Select Biosciences, focusing on 3D-Bioprinting, Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication.
March 3, 2018
Invited Plenary / Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day 2018
Dr. Guvendiren gave an invited talk on "Designing Biomaterials for 3D Printing", during Mid-Atlantic Region Biomaterials Day, sponsored by the Society for Biomaterials. The event took place in John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
February 26, 2018
New Publication !!!
Our review paper titled "Engineering 3D Hydrogels for Personalized In Vitro Human Tissue Models" is published online in Advanced Healthcare Materials Journal. Congrats to our lead author Dr. Chya-Yan, and Shen Ji. Chya-Yan's image design is selected as back cover of the journal for the corresponding issue. See Publications page for details.
Dr. Guvendiren with the organizing committee members.
February 13, 2018
Undergradute Students Contributed to the NJIT Distributed Technology Museum !!!
Dr. Guvendiren developed a Design Challenge Project for the undergraduate students in his course on 3D printing offered in Fall 2017 semester. In this project, students were asked to design and 3D-print a special stand for a historic dynamometer. The printed stands were evaluated by Profs. Robert Barat (Chemical Engineering Department) and Elizabeth Petrick (History Department). Click to read the full story.
February 8, 2018
NEW GRANT from New Jersey Health Foundation!
We received a new research grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF). NJHF is a not-for-profit organization supporting exciting health-related research and education programs in New Jersey.
January 16, 2018
NEW COURSE in MAKERSPACE - CHE 702: Additive Manufacturing and Applications!
Dr. Guvendiren is offering a new course on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) this semester. The course utilizes the new Makerspace Facility at NJIT. The course is designed for engineering graduate students, and currently offered as an elective in Chemical Engineering Department. More details about the course content see our dedicated page for Teaching.
30 students (15 PhD + 15 MS candidates) enrolled in this course from CHE, BME, MSE, and CE. Below are the snapshots from one of the lecture and hands-on 3D printing sections in Makerspace.
December 8, 2017
Engineering Career Day at NJIT :)
We did it again !!! This time we had more than 800 high school students. Very energetic and eager to learn !!!
IBAM-Lab represented Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) Department during the Engineering Career Day. Dr. Guvendiren delivered a short presentation on "Chemical Engineering as a Career" and presented the CBPE department. We also demonstrated 3D printing of chocolate (thanks to Shen Ji and Dr. Chya-Yan Liaw) and key chains with NJIT logo.
December 6, 2017
Two Projects for URI Student Expo !!!
IBAM-Lab was represented by two URI projects in the Undergraduate Research & Innovation Student Expo 2017, which took place in Somerset, NJ. The event was hosted by Rangam Consultants.
Emily Almeida (ChE) presented her work titled "3D Bioprinting of Vascularized Networks Using Hydrogels". Shawn Huynh (ChE) presented his work with Tej Patel (ChE) titled "Hybrid 3D Printer for Fabrication of Scaffolds with Multi-scale Complexity". Special thanks to Dr. Chya-Yan Liaw and Shen Ji for their support and mentoring.
November 10, 2017
Highlighting Our Two Recent Publications !!!
IBAM-Lab has two new publications. These publications are the proof of our interdisciplinary and collaborative work.
First publication is a fruit of our NSF grant (PI: Guvendiren, Co-PI: Joachim Kohn - Rutgers), a collaboration between New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers and IBAM-Lab at NJIT. "The control of stem cell morphology and differentiation using three-dimensional printed scaffold architecture" is published in MRS Communications. [Link]
Our second publication is a new collaboration with FDA, titled "Functionally-relevant morphological profiling: a tool to assess cellular heterogeneity", which is published online in Trends in Biotechnology. [Link]
October 29 - November 3, 2017
2017 AIChE Annual Meeting and CBPE Department Reception !!!
Dr. Guvendiren attended AiCHE Meeting in Minneapolis. Great time to network and cultivate new ideas. We also had our Department Reception. Thanks for everyone who make this happen.
From left-to-right: Associate Chair and Associate Prof. Ecevit Bilgili, Ass. Prof. Murat Guvendiren, Chair and Prof. Lisa Axe, Distinguished Prof. Rajesh Dave, and Dr. Ilgaz Akseli (Director at Celgene).
October 23-24, 2017
2017 NJ Symposium on Biomaterials Science
IBAM-Lab attended 2017 NJ Symposium on Biomaterials Science - Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine: From Concept to Manufacturing. Dr. Guvendiren delivered an invited talk on "Additive manufacturing in medicine: Emerging opportunities and challenges". Shen presented his poster, titled "Rapidly constructing 3D vascular networks with photocurable and sacrificial hydrogels", co-authored with Emily Almeida (undergrad, CHE), and Chya-Yan Liaw.
October 13, 2017
Printing Chocolate for Engineering Career Day at NJIT :)
IBAM-Lab represented Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) Department during the Engineering Career Day. Dr. Guvendiren delivered a short presentation on "Chemical Engineering as a Career" and presented the CBPE department. We also demonstrated 3D printing of chocolate (thanks to Shen Ji) and key chains with NJIT logo. We also distributed key chains to students. Key chain designs are selected from designs developed by the undergraduate students taking Dr. Guvendiren's 3d printing course. Designs are created for a design challenge competition in the hands-on lab section.
September 21, 2017
New Life Sciences and Engineering Center Opened !!!
Very proud to be an NJIT faculty. Today NJIT opened a new Life Sciences and Engineering Center, which is connected to the currently existing York Center. The building offers state-of-art shared laboratory space and equipment to facilitate collaborative research. Many thanks to everyone who participate in efforts to make this happen !!!
Click for more info.
September 5, 2017
3D Printing Class Kickoff !!!
Dr. Guvendiren starts Fall 2017 Semester with a new elective course on 3D Printing. "Introduction to 3-D Printing" is an undergraduate level elective course for engineering students. Many thanks to our Dean Moshe Kam (Newark College of Engineering), Chair Lisa Axe (CBPE Department), and Daniel Brateris (Director Experiential Learning) our course has a temporary location for this Spring Semester. We are also very grateful to Shawn Yetman (CBPE Lab Manager).
Follow the link for more information about this course.
Currently we have 25 student seating for lecture and 10 Ultimaker3 printers for hands-on laboratory portion.
September 1, 2017
First Year Anniversary @ NJIT !!!
We have laid a strong foundation during our 1st year at NJIT. I am very grateful to my team, my department, my friends and my family for their support and patience. Our new webpage is also now on-line ! Cheers !!!!
August 4, 2017
NJIT The Provost High School Summer Research Internship Poster Symposium !!!
Sessina Dani and Ian Casaren presented their work. We had great time during the Symposium.
Group picture with Ian's family and Sessina's mother!
From left to right: Emily, Cha-Yan, Ian and his parents, Dr. Guvendiren, Sessina and her mother, and Jolene.
Dr. Guvendiren with Ian and Sessina.
July 27, 2017
NJIT International Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium !!!
Emily Almeida (CHE, NJIT)), Jorge Pereyra (CHE, NJIT), and Jolene Cobb (Physics, Siena College) successfully presented their work in IBAM-Lab during the 10th International Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at NJIT. The event was a blast with a lot of attendance. We congratulate Emily, Jorge, and Jolene as well as their mentors Dr. Chya-Yan and Shen Ji. We are also grateful for the McNair Summer Research Institute Program (Emily and Jorge) and the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (Jolene).
We are very proud to receive our Certificate of Appreciation plaques from Prof. Angelo Perna, the Director of the Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program. Special congratulations to Jorge and Emily, and their mentors Dr. Chya-Yan and Shen Ji
July 21, 2017
Guvendiren Lab Summer Barbecue !!!
We had a great time during the first Guvendiren Lab summer barbecue. Thanks for everyone for being a part of these festivities.
From left (upwards): Faizur, Hazal, Murat, Chya-Yan, Shawn, Tej, and Jorge.
From right (upwards): Ian, Shen, Emily, Sessina, Ecem, and Jolene.
Everyone likes cupcakes (with Alex) !!!
July 1, 2017
NEW GRANT from Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Foundation !!!
Many thanks to the SPE Foundation for supporting our efforts to develop a new course on 3D printing. This funding will be used to purchase 3D printers for hands-on laboratory section of the course benefiting undergraduate and graduate students at NJIT. Details to follow.
June 1, 2017
IBAM-Lab Summer Program Starts !!!
We are very excited to announce that our first summer program starts. We will host 4 undergraduate students and 2 high school students this summer.
April 4, 2017
Congratulations to Chya-Yan Liaw!
Chya-Yan's first paper from IBAM-Lab is published in Biofabrication journal. Her paper titled "Current and Emerging Applications of 3D Printing in Medicine".
April 6, 2017
The Society for Biomaterials Meeting
Dr. Guvendiren organized and chaired a session on 3D Bioprinting. He also delivered a talk titled "3D printed scaffolds architecture controls stem cell morphology and differentiation".
April 4, 2017
Congrats to Shwan and Tej! Our undergraduate student members Shawn Huynh and Tej Patel are awarded a Phase-2 URI Student Grant to pursue their proposed research project on development of a hybrid 3d printer for tissue engineering applications.
April 4, 2017
Congratulations to Shen Ji! Our first paper published!
Shen's paper titled "Recent Advances in Bioink Design for 3D Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs" is published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. This mini review is based on Shen's qualifier report.
March 21, 2017
Invited Plenary Talk!
Dr. Guvendiren gave a plenary talk titled "Applications of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine" at Rowan University.
March 16, 2017
Our undergraduate student member Faizur Piuli is awarded a Phase-2 URI Student Grant to pursue her proposed research project on development of novel cardiac tissue models. This will be collaborative project with Eun Lee lab.
March 16, 2017
Our undergraduate student member Hazal Yalcin is awarded an NSF I-Corps Site at NJIT Undergraduate Student Grant.
February 24, 2017
Invited Plenary Talk!
Dr. Guvendiren delivered an invited plenary talk during 2017 Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day held at The City College of New York in New York.
Lab News from 2016
December 14, 2016
Our undergraduate student member Hazal Yalcin is awarded a Phase-2 URI Student Grant to pursue her proposed research project on development of novel scaffolds on osteochandral interface.
December 13, 2016
Dr. Guvendiren delivers an invited seminar at the Center for for Computational and Integrative Biology at Rutgers-Camden.
November 11, 2016
Dr. Guvendiren delivers an invited seminar at the Siena College for Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series.
October 27, 2016
Dr. Guvendiren delivers an invited seminar at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
October 24, 2016
Dr. Guvendiren gives a keynote speech at the New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science.
October 1, 2016
Dr. Guvendiren receives NJIT Faculty Seed Grant (FSG) award. This is a collaborative project on "3D bioprinting of liver tissue models" with Dr. Rebecca Wells from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
September 1, 2016
A Fresh, New Start at NJIT!
Dr. Guvendiren joins NJIT as a tenure-track assistant professor within Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. He also receives a joint appointment form the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
From left to right: Prof. Narendra Vyavahare (Clemson University), Prof. Joachim Kohn (New Jersey Center for Biomaterials), Prof. Robert Langer (MIT), Prof. Miroslawa El Fray (WUT), and Prof. Murat Guvendiren (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
The 14th Symposium on Biomaterials Science was held on October 24-25, 2016 by the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Rutgers University, NJ. This event also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Center, and 250th anniversary of the Rutgers University.
Dr. Guvendiren delivered a keynote speech on "Designing biomaterials for 3D printing".
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