In spite of the similar goals to improve and save lives, established medical 3D printing (established being defined here as 3D printing of guides, models, prosthetics, patient assist devices, and […]
Adam Jakus, PhD
Adam Jakus, PhD
Dr. Adam Jakus is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Dimension Inx, a Chicago-based, advanced biomaterials and biofabrication company. As CTO, Adam leads Dimension Inx internal innovation, external collaborative projects, as well as manufacturing activities. For the past 11 years, Adam has been intimately involved with advanced, functional material design for 3D-printing and bioprinting, covering and developing new 3D-printable materials as diverse as metals and alloys, ceramics, graphene and nanotubes, extraterrestrial regoliths, gels, and advanced hard and soft tissue regenerative biomaterials – encompassing a materials-centric platform now collectively referred to 3D-Painting. With a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech, Adam is a Materials Engineer at heart and believes the future of medical and non-medical technologies lies in the development of new, advanced materials. In addition to numerous patents, high impact academic, clinical, and industry publications as well as book chapters related to the development of advanced 3D-printed materials and processes, Dr. Jakus is very active in promoting the broader development of the emerging biofabrication industry. As an active member of numerous medical, professional, and government organizations, he aids in the development of new standards and regulatory guidance related to emerging bioprinting, biofabrication, and point-of-care technologies and is a strong proponent of comprehensive education and integrating engineering culture and problem solving methodologies to life science fields.