About the Author
Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat is an associate professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Biomedical Engineering Department, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Previously, he was a faculty member of The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and spearheaded Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group and the Biomanufacturing Laboratory. He received his PhD in tissue engineering from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in Buffalo, New York, USA, and dual BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Ozbolat is an internationally recognized expert in the area of 3D bioprinting. His research on bioprinting for tissue and organ fabrication has been published in several high quality of venues, received numerous national and international awards, and featured in national and international media, broadcast TVs, and press numerous times. He frequently gives invited talks at national and international forums, conferences, and seminars and organizes demonstrations and events to public and youth to encourage participation of future's engineers in medicine, engineering, and science.