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Dr. James C. Weaver

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September, 2021

How to protect structures from blowing winds and flowing water? Look to marine sponges

Research finds the skeletal structure of a marine sponge suppresses vortex shedding better than current technologies

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2021/09/how-protect-structures-blowing-winds-and-flowing-water-look-marine-sponges


September, 2021

Astronomers create the first 3D-printed stellar nurseries

New advances in 3D printing reveal features often obscured in traditional renderings and animations

https://news.ucsc.edu/2021/09/touching-stars.html


November, 2020

Ultra-sensitive and resilient sensor for soft robotic systems

Newly engineered slinky-like strain sensors for textiles and soft robotic systems survive the washing machine, cars and hammers

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/ultra-sensitive-and-resilient-sensor-for-soft-robotic-systems/


September, 2020

Marine sponges inspire the next generation of skyscrapers and bridges

Bioinspired architecture could pave the way for stronger, lighter structures

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2020/09/marine-sponges-inspire-next-generation-skyscrapers-and-bridges


August, 2020

Seven million face shields and counting

How a Wyss Institute COVID-19 project led to regional, scalable PPE production

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/seven-million-face-shields-and-counting/


February, 2020

The Tentacle Bot

Octopus-inspired robot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/the-tentacle-bot/


February, 2020

Someday, this prosthetic heart valve might be the only one a child needs

A breakthrough design could spare children from repeated operations to replace outgrown valves, and could also benefit adults with valve defects.

https://discoveries.childrenshospital.org/bileaflet-heart-valve/


January, 2020

Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.

https://news.mit.edu/2020/3-d-bioprinting-living-materials-0123


December, 2018

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

New integrated workflow improves valve sizing accuracy during aortic valve replacement procedures

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/predicting-leaky-heart-valves-with-3d-printing/


July, 2018

Studying aliens of the deep

Folding polyhedron sampler enables easy capture and release of delicate underwater organisms

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/studying-aliens-of-the-deep/


JMay, 2018

Creating piece of mind

New 3D printing technique enables faster, better, and cheaper models of patient-specific medical data for research and diagnosis

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/creating-piece-of-mind/


February, 2017

Mimicking nature’s cellular architectures via 3D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3D-printed materials

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/mimicking-natures-cellular-architectures-via-3d-printing/


January, 2017

Soft robot helps the heart beat

Sleeve attaches directly around the heart

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/soft-robot-helps-the-heart-beat/


January, 2017

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/a-toolkit-for-transformable-materials/


March, 2016

Self-actuating materials

3D materials can transform into prescribed shapes and sizes

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/self-actuating-materials/


September, 2015

Printing transparent glass in 3-D

New system is the first to create strong, solid glass structures from computerized designs.

https://news.mit.edu/2015/3-d-printing-transparent-glass-0914


July, 2015

A jump for soft-bodied robots

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts - a structural innovation used by animals and insects - a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft-bodied jumping robot

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/a-jump-for-soft-bodied-robots/


April, 2015

Cerebral curiosity

Graduate student Steven Keating takes a problem-solving approach to his brain cancer.

https://news.mit.edu/2015/student-profile-steven-keating-0401


May, 2014

Researchers 3D print biomimetic shark skin

The advance allows for accurate measurement of the hydrodynamic properties of synthetic shark skin, and could inspire improved swimsuit, boat, and aircraft designs

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/researchers-3d-print-biomimetic-shark-skin/


May, 2013

Biologically mediated additive manufacturing:

Spinning up a Silk Pavilion

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/spinning-up-a-silk-pavilion/


June, 2012

Imaginary Beings:

James Weaver’s electron micrographs on display in Paris

https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/imaginary-beings-james-weavers-electron-micrographs-on-display-in-paris/

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