3D Printing of Perfectly Ordered Structures in Bioengineering
Biofilms-related research at the School of Engineering
Our research group combines 3D printing and chemical engineering to develop novel porous adsorptive packing media for chromatography, chemical synthesis, and bioprocess applications. The media properties can be tuned to required levels of porosity, surface charge and strength, and the packing geometry can be finely controlled using 3D printing technology. Furthermore, our media supports the formation of bacterial biofilms that enable us to create novel 3D printed biofilm bioreactors. We are studying the performance of these media in chromatography and biotransformation reactions by 3D printing them as a perfectly ordered packing material with a Triply Periodic Minimal Surface (Schoen Gyroid) geometry.