Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication (DeSimone - UNC)


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“Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication to Advance NextGen Drug Delivery Technologies”

Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone
Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

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 on drug delivery technologes going forward. 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.

Speaker Background

Joseph DeSimone is the Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC. DeSimone is also an adjunct member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. DeSimone has published over 300 scientific articles and has over 150 issued patents in his name with over 80 patents pending.

DeSimone is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2005). He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005). DeSimone has received over 50 major awards and recognitions. DeSimone, an innovative polymer chemist, has made breakthrough contributions in fluoropolymer synthesis, colloid science, nano-biomaterials, green chemistry and most recently 3D printing. DeSimone is the co-founder of several companies including Micell Technologies, Biostent, Liquidia Technologies and EIPI Systems. DeSimone received his BS in Chemistry in 1986 from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1990 from Virginia Tech. Currently DeSimone is on leave from the university and has assumed the CEO role at Carbon3D in Silicon Valley.


Monday, November 10


Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park
2960 N. Shoreline Park
Mountain View, CA 94043




6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture


Employed/postdoc Student/unemployed/retired
Early Registration  $30 $15
Registration $35 $20
Walk-in (not guaranteed) $40 $25

Lecture-only is free.



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Syed Askari
phone: 408-573-7820

Deadline for registration:

11:59PM, Sunday, November 2 for early registration discount.
5PM, Sunday, November 9 for regular registration. (CLOSED EARLY)

Dinner Selection:

Seafood - Baked red snapper with tomatoes, onions and kalamata olives
Chicken - Lemon chicken picatta
Vegetarian - Spinach and sundried tomato pasta

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