Guests at the annual Bauerman Lecture, Department of Materials, Imperial College LondonThe Department has established a distinguished annual prize lecture - the “Bauerman Lecture” - named after Hilary Bauerman (one of the seven original students to enter the Government School of Mines in Jermyn Street in 1851).

The lecture is intended to be the annual highlight of a series of events that bring the whole Department of Materials together around our subject as well as socially. The event is going from strength to strength attracting over 400 guests to hear the most prominent speakers in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering today.


The Bauerman Lecture 2018

Digital and Self-Assembly of Vascularized Organ-Specific Tissues

Professor Jennifer A. Lewis

Professor Jennifer A. Lewis is the Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, where she co-leads the 3D Organ Engineering Initiative. Her research focuses on the programmable assembly of functional, structural, and biological materials. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has also received numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, the American Chemical Society Langmuir Lecture Award, the Materials Research Society Medal Award, and the American Ceramic Society Sosman Award. Her work on microscale 3D printing was highlighted as one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies” by the MIT Technology Review, while her bioprinting research was named “one of the top 100 science stories” by Discover Magazine. Her work has enjoyed broad coverage in the popular media. To date, she has co-founded two companies that are commercialising technology from her lab.

 

Lecture Synopsis

The advancement of tissue and, ultimately, organ engineering requires the ability to pattern human tissues composed of cells, extracellular matrix, and vasculature with controlled microenvironments that can be sustained over prolonged time periods. Towards this goal, we have developed a multimaterial bioprinting method capable of producing vascularized human tissues. As one illustrative example, we have created thick vascularized, stem-cell laden tissues that can be controllably perfused and differentiated along an osteogenic lineage. We have also printed 3D proximal tubules embedded in an engineered extracellular matrix with and without vasculature and characterized their structure, function, and vectorial transport. We are now integrating digital and self-assembly approaches to create more complex organ-based constructs. By combining bioprinting, stem-cell biology, and tissue-on-chip concepts, we are opening new avenues for drug screening, disease models, and ultimately tissue repair and regeneration.




21 February 2018
Lecture Theatre 200, City and Guild Building
South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ
16.30 (doors open at 16.00)

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The Bauerman Lecture 2017


Speaker: Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS
Lecture: Electronic Excitations in Molecular Semiconductors

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs).  These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost of materials and processing can be very low.   This practical success is made possible by breakthroughs in the understanding and engineering of the underlying semiconductor science.  The physics of organic semiconductors is often controlled by large electron-hole Coulomb interactions and by large spin exchange energies.  Management of excited state spin is fundamental for efficient LED and solar cells operation. I will discuss in particular recent progress in the control of emissive spin singlet excited states and non-emissive spin triplet excited states.

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS receiving the Bauerman Lecture medal

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS receiving the Bauerman Lecture medal

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS - Bauerman Lecture

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner


The Bauerman Lecture 2016


Speaker: Professor Stephen Mann FRS
Lecture: Electronic Excitations in Molecular Semiconductors

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs).  These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost of materials and processing can be very low.   This practical success is made possible by breakthroughs in the understanding and engineering of the underlying semiconductor science.  The physics of organic semiconductors is often controlled by large electron-hole Coulomb interactions and by large spin exchange energies.  Management of excited state spin is fundamental for efficient LED and solar cells operation. I will discuss in particular recent progress in the control of emissive spin singlet excited states and non-emissive spin triplet excited states.

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner