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Wei Sun

Wei Sun, PhD

Albert Soffa Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

College of Engineering



Sun is a chair professor in the College of Engineering and director of both the Biofabrication Laboratory and Drexel's research center at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on computer-aided tissue engineering, solid free-form fabrication and design and modeling of nanodevices.

His group has developed multi-nozzle printers for biofabrication of tissue and bone scaffolds. He has also developed a process for 3D printing living cancer tumors from cervical cancer cells and hydrogel. Sun has commented on this subject for stories in Fast Company, LiveScience, Philadelphia magazine, and on Al Dia, and BBC.

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