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Sympo­sium 2022 Video

Dvir I Wegener I Griess­mann — 3D Print­ing — Customized and at the Push of a Button / HFA Sympo­sium 2022

The Hector Fellow Academy Sympo­sium 2022 focused on the latest achieve­ments of 3D print­ing in technol­ogy and life sciences. Under the title " 3D Print­ing: Customized and at the Push of a Button", Tal Dvir (Profes­sor at the Depart­ment of Biotech­nol­ogy Tel Aviv Univer­sity) and Martin Wegener (Profes­sor at the Insti­tute of Applied Physics at the Karlsruhe Insti­tute of Technol­ogy) reported on their research in a gener­ally under­stand­able way. Martin Wegener´s talk was about new laser techniques that enable 3D print­ing to be applied at the micro and nanome­ter scale. Tal Dvir reported on how he succeeded for the first time in creat­ing a proto­type heart with tissue, blood vessels and chambers using a 3D printer. The evening was moder­ated by Andrea Griess­mann, author and TV presen­ter for programs such as “Planet Wissen”.

Date 08.07.2022
Tags Video; Sympo­sium; Physics; Engineering


  • 02:27 — Welcome by Prof. Dr. Alexan­der Wanner, Vice Presi­dent of KIT
  • 13:33 — Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener "3D laser print­ing towards the nanome­ter scale"
  • 53:00 — Prof. Dr. Tal Dvir "Engineer­ing person­al­ized tissue implants — From 3D print­ing to bionic organs"
  • 1:30:34 — Discus­sion with Martin Wegener, Tal Dvir and Andrea Griessmann
  • 01:55:51 — Closing words by Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner, Manag­ing Direc­tor of the Hector Fellow Academy

Infor­ma­tion about the event

The event contin­ues the series of symposia held by the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) through­out Germany. Here, renowned experts present current research topics in a gener­ally under­stand­able way and discuss visions for the future. The HFA is a young academy of science that promotes cutting-edge inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research in the STEM fields.