Department Seminar by Prof. Bahattin Koç

3D Bioprinting of Tissue/Organ using Live Cells

Prof. Bahattin Koç, Sabancı University

Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 11:40
Place: EA 409

The total loss or functional failure of a tissue or an organ is one of the most devastating, important and costly problem in human healthcare. There is an overwhelming need for substitutes to replace or repair tissues or organs because of disease, trauma, or congenital problems. This seminar will talk about 3D bio-printing of tissues/organs. Bio-printing process such as how to digitally copy and design organs, how to prepare bio-inks, bio-printing instructions and how to print live cells will be explained. The presentation will also discuss the exciting possibilities of bio-printing: from drug testing, organ replacements to bionics and also discuss the challenges in organ printing.

Short bio:

Bahattin Koç is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Systems/Industrial Engineering and Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) at the Sabancı University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2001 and 1997 respectively and his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1993. He was an Associate Professor (Tenured) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB) before joining to Sabancı University in 2010. His research interests include Tissue Engineering, 3D Bioprinting, Additive Manufacturing, Computational geometry for design and manufacturing, Nano/micro manufacturing and CAD/CAM integration. He is the recipient of Turkish Heart Association, “Doç. Dr. Edip Kürklü” Award, “Most cited Author in Computer Aided Design” Award from Elsevier, UB STOR Inventor Award and UB Reifler Award. He has published more than 70 scientific publications (journal articles, book chapters and conference articles). Dr. Koc serves as an Associate Editor of Computer-Aided and Digital Manufacturing Technologies, Computers and Electrical Engineer, and member of editorial board of International Journal of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, ISRN Tissue Engineering Journals.

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