Jason Completed PhD Defense

Jason successfully completed his PhD defense and the revision of the thesis! First Ph.D. from the group and we are proud of his achievement. We are thankful to all committee members, Professor Yang, Professor Ai and Professor Fernandez, for continuing encouragement and advice.

Congratulations Dr. Goh!

Paper on 3D Milk Printing Published

Cheng Pau’s paper on 3D printing of milk-based product is published. We developed a method to print 3D structures consisting of milk (consisting of powder milk and water). The entire process is carried out at room temperature, which will find applications in 3D printing of materials containing temperature-sensitive nutrients. Congratulations Cheng Pau and Rahul!

3D printing of milk-based product
RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 29821-29828
Cheng Pau Lee, Rahul Karyappa and Michinao Hashimoto

Paper on Toner-based Paper Fluidic Devices Published

James’s paper on fabrication of paper-based analytical devices using a toner laser printer is published. This work is particularly important because the popular wax printer has been discontinued. As toner requires longer time for penetration than wax upon heating, we addressed the associated problem of cellulose pyrolysis. Congratulations!

Fabrication of paper microfluidic devices using a toner laser printer
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 29797-29807
James S. Ng and Michinao Hashimoto

Paper on ECM-based Microchannels Published

Azusa’s paper on ECM-based stretchable microchannels is published and highlighted as an inside cover of the issue. Many thanks to Professor Onoe for leading this collaboration.

Azusa and Jason demonstrated to fabricate perfusable and stretchable microchannels using 3D-printed sacrificial molds. Azusa visited SUTD from Keio University as a part of collaboration. We also thank Mr. Itai and Professor Miura for realizing this work.

ECM-based microchannel for culturing in vitro vascular tissues with simultaneous perfusion and stretch
A Shimizu, WH Goh, S Itai, M Hashimoto, S Miura, H Onoe, Lab Chip, 2020,20, 1917-1927

Congratulations Azusa, Jason and everyone!

Press Release – Modularized Stereolithography

Terry’s recent work on modularized stereolithography was highlighted in several news. We developed a novel approach to use SL printers to fabricate finer, more complex microfluidic networks.

Fabrication of Complex 3D Fluidic Networks via Modularized Stereolithography
T Ching, Y-C Toh, M Hashimoto, Adv. Eng. Mater., 2020, 22, 3, 1901109

Modularized Stereolithography