Dickson Prize in Science
Honoring Joseph M. DeSimone
Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology, Institute for Advanced Materials, Institute for Nanomedicine, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
Award Ceremony and Lecture
Monday, February 16, 2015
McConomy Auditorium, first floor, Cohon University Center
A light reception will immediately follow in Rangos 3, second floor, Cohon University Center.
Lecture Topic: Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication
There is a renaissance underway today in research that is being fueled by the DIY (do-it-yourself) culture that is generally referred to as the "Makers Movement". The maker culture exploits new tools for fabrication and encourages invention and rapid prototyping. Such tools in combination with an innovative mindset will make major impacts in many fields, including drug delivery technologies. This lecture will describe breakthroughs in the Makers Movement - including an off-shoot of imprint lithography used to mold individual drug particles and drug delivery vehicles, and a pioneering advance in 3D additive manufacturing that is continuous, moldless, and no longer layer-by-layer.