Jennifer Lewis elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jennifer Lewis has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS

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Jennifer A. Lewis, the Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciencesand core faculty member of the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Lewis’ research focuses on the design and fabrication of functional, structural and biological materials. Her pioneering work in the field of microscale 3-D printing is advancing the development of electronics, soft robotics, lightweight structures, and vascularized human tissues.

She is among 84 new members elected to the NAE, chosen for their outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and their pioneering work into new and developing fields of technology.  Lewis is being honored for her “development of materials and processes for 3-dimensional direct fabrication of multifunctional structures.”