Science in the Snug: The future of 3D printing

6:00pm - 8:30pm / Thursday 11th October 2018
Type: Lecture / Category: Alumni / Series: Alumni
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Alumni are invited to our first Science in the Snug event of the academic year with alumna and University of Liverpool lecturer Dr Kate Black (PhD 2008).

One of the main challenges in the field of 3D printing is the limited pallet of materials we have available to us. While it is currently possible to create industrial 3D printed products out of metals and plastics, the range of materials is still limited and needs expanding and optimising.

One approach is to combine the worlds of chemistry and material science to develop a series of novel reactive starting materials. In her talk, Kate will explore the use of these reactive inks to produce materials such as metals, oxides and nitrides, which can be processed to print functional 2D and 3D materials.

Dr Kate BlackKate was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Sunday Telegraph, in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society. The list features the UK’s top returners and transferrers into engineering and allied sectors and winners were chosen from nearly 200 nominations.

Kate’s research interests are primarily focused on the development of novel functional materials, using inkjet printing, for the manufacture of electronic and optoelectronic devices.

The event will take place on Thursday 11 October from 6pm at H1780 Tap & Still Distillery, Baltic Triangle.