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Colloquium Series: Ed Samulski (UNC)
November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This event cohosted by the Department of Applied Physical Sciences and the Graduate Committee for Professional Development (GCPD).
Join us for another event in the 2019-2020 Colloquium Series as APS welcomes our very own Professor Emeritus Ed Samulski, PhD. to present on his start-up 3D printing company, Carbon. Edward T. Samulski has co-founded three companies: 1) Allotropica Technologies, a start-up based on liquid crystal thermosets invented at NASA by cofounder, Theo Dingemans; 2) Carbon, cofounded with Joe DeSimone and Alex Ermoshkin, interfacing the fastest 3D printer with an array of high performance materials; and 3) Liquidia Technologies, cofounded with Joe DeSimone, a start-up producing nanoparticles for drug/gene delivery, that successfully completed an IPO on July 30, 2018.
As Cary Boshamer Professor of Chemistry at Carolina, Samulski explored macromolecules for solar energy and 3D-printed materials for aerospace applications. At UNC he served as Chair of the Department of Applied Physical Sciences; as Chair of the Department of Chemistry; and as Director of a NASA University Research Engineering and Technology Institute on Biologically Inspired Materials.
Samulski got his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University, and in 1988 he was recruited to UNC to create the Polymer and Materials Science Program. He is fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the founding editor of the premiere journal in his field, Liquid Crystals.
On the founding of Carbon and the science underlying CLIP 3D printing.
A historical overview of the start-up of the 3D printing company Carbon will be described along with some of the key features of the technology.