Ibrahim Ozbolat, Ph.D. BIOLIFE4D Scientific Advisory TeamIbrahim Ozbolat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Penn State University

Dr. Ibrahim Ozbolat is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Penn State University.

He received his Ph.D. in tissue engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in Buffalo, New York, and dual B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

At Penn State, Ozbolat is a faculty member of the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, Materials Research Institute, Center for Neural Engineering, Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition, and Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies. Previously, he was a faculty member of The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and spearheaded the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group and the Biomanufacturing Laboratory.

He is also Principal Investigator at the Ozbolat Lab at Penn State, focusing on establishing cutting-edge bioprinting science and technology for various areas in regenerative medicine. Ozbolat’s major research thrust is in the area of Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering, with a focus on establishing cutting-edge bioprinting science and technologies in tissue and organ fabrication. Some of his current research interests include development of new bioinks for advanced tissue printing, development of new bioprinter technologies, understanding the physics of the bioprinting process, and scaling up the 3D bioprinting process for tissues and organs.

Ozbolat’s research on bioprinting for tissue and organ fabrication has been published in several high regarded venues. He has received various awards and been featured in national and international media numerous times. He frequently presents at global forums, conferences and seminars and organizes demonstrations and events for the public and youth – encouraging the participation of future leaders in medicine, engineering and science.

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