Jennifer A. Lewis is the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is also a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.
She earned a Sc.D. in Ceramic Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has received numerous distinctions, including the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award, the Brunauer Award from the American Ceramic Society, the Langmuir Lecture Award from the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society Medal. She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Advanced Functional Materials and Soft Matter. She has authored 130 papers and holds eight patents.
Jennifer has made pioneering contributions to the directed assembly of soft functional materials. Her work integrates materials synthesis, complex fluids, microfluidics, and 3D printing to design and pattern functional materials with controlled composition and architecture on multiple length scales (~100 nm - 1 mm). These novel materials may find potential application as printed electronics, waveguides, and 3D scaffolds and microvascular architectures for cell culture and tissue engineering.
Nanoscale materials are found in nature from hemoglobin, the oxygen-transporting protein found in red blood cells to volcanic ash, and sea spray.
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