Workshop on Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): State-of-the Art, Challenges and Opportunities

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, Auditorium, 813 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Background and Goals

Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing is transformational. Materials play a critical role in the proliferation and success of the technology in applications ranging from smart sensors, flexible electronics, and IoT to industrial machine parts and biomedical devices, to name a few. The goal of the Workshop is to bring together a diverse group of faculty members to assess the state-of-the art, discuss the materials-related challenges, and identify cutting-edge research opportunities that will contribute to the further growth of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in these applications. The planned outcome is a “research roadmap” that will be pursued as faculty projects funded through the Kolon Center for Lifestyle Innovation (KCLI). The Workshop will also facilitate collaborative faculty relationships that can utilize the research roadmap to pursue other funding opportunities in this area.


The Workshop will begin with an opening address by an invited industry expert and continue with a series of invited faculty presentations to set the stage for the breakout sessions. Following the presentations, a short discussion session will develop the charters for the two breakout groups; faculty members will elect to participate in one of them. In the afternoon, the two breakout groups will engage in interactive sessions to develop a research roadmap and identify associated project opportunities. The Workshop will close with reporting by the two groups. Following the Workshop, KCLI will create a document formalizing the research roadmap, which will be made available to all faculty members. This document will serve as a reference for KCLI’s next call for proposals slated for November 2017.

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Organized by:

Kolon Center for Lifestyle Innovation

Sundaresan Jayaraman, Kolon Professor

Director, Kolon Center for Lifestyle Innovation