Aleksandr Ovsianikov is currently an Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien, Austria). His research is dealing with the use of additive manufacturing technologies for tissue engineering and regeneration. Dr. Ovsianikov has background in laser physics and material processing with femtosecond lasers. A particular focus his current research is the development of multiphoton processing technologies for engineering biomimetic 3D cell culture matrices. In 2012 he was awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project aimed at this topic. Since 2004 Dr. Ovsianikov has contributed to over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters, harvesting over 1500 citations. Major Research Interests: Additive manufacturing / laser-induced photo-chemistry; Photografting / Biofunctionalization; Biocompatible/biodegradable photopolymers; Scaffold based tissue engineering; Three-dimensional tissue models.
James Yoo is Professor and Associate Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), with a cross-appointment to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. Dr. Yoo's research efforts are directed toward clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. His interest in the bioprinting technology is due to its ability to generate clinically relevant complex tissue and organ constructs with precision and reproducibility for translational applications.
Vladimir Mironov is a Visiting Professor at The Division of 3D Technology, Renato Archer Center for Information Technology,Campinas, SP, Brazil and Chief Scientific Officer of company 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Moscow, Russia.