3D Printing coupled with right materials can impact on solving real-world problems – Interview with Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong

3D Printing coupled with right materials can impact on solving real-world problems – Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong, Australia

Marc in het Panhuis is a Professor of Materials Science in the School of Chemistry and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong (Australia). He will speak about 3D and 4D printing of edible and living hydrogel materials at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 18, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

What drives you?

Curiosity to know and understand the world around me.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

3D printing, hydrogels and sustainable manufacturing

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Change in manufacturing behaviour, more personalised approach to manufacturing solutions including sustainability

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Public perception and resistance to change of manufacturing methods

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

3D printing is an exciting technology and when coupled with the right materials can lead to novel materials with an impact on solving real-world problems.

Read more about Marc in het Panhuis’ presentation here.

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