Bionics all boils down to communication. We're using technology to try to talk to living cells, and to sweet-talk cells into growing across a gap that would normally balk at.
Two IPRI students are on the trip of a lifetime, to showcase their 3D printing research at the world-famous Harvard University.
4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level.
The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) is a key research strength at the University of Wollongong and is the lead node of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) and lead node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) - Materials node.
Professor Gordon Wallace and his team at IPRI are recognised internationally as world leaders in the development of 'intelligent' materials and nanotechnology.
IPRI is renowned for expertise in the electrochemistry of organic conductors; especially when those conductors are used in the applications of artificial muscles, photovoltaics, batteries, and biomedical applications.