Konrad Walus received a B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Windsor in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Walus has broad research experience working in microsystems and nanotechnology including over 100 publications in international journals and conferences, books, and workshops on these topics. Dr. Walus was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, the 2004 Alberta Science and Technology Leaders of Tomorrow Award, as well as several best paper awards. He co-founded the Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MiNa) group at UBC, one of Canada’s leading clusters in this area and co-developed the Nanotechnology and Microsystems Undergraduate Program in ECE at UBC. In 2013 he co-founded Aspect Biosystems, an awarded winning and internationally recognized biotechnology company commercializing 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering technology.
Keywords: Printable electronics and printable MEMS, Combinatorial printing, Lab-on-a-printer, 3D Printing and 3D Bioprinting