Seminar – Dr. Keekyoung Kim: Advanced Biomanufacturing Platforms for Multiscale Tissue Regeneration

Advanced Biomanufacturing Platforms for Multiscale Tissue Regeneration

Speaker: Dr. Keekyoung Kim, Associate Professor at University of Calgary, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Keekyoung Kim will present on his research in biomanufacturing processes, stereolithography-based 3D bio-printing and microgel fabrication.

Location: Zoom:
Meeting ID: 614 0170 2585 | Passcode: 237823


In recent years, advanced biomanufacturing has emerged as a promising biomedical engineering solution. Unlike conventional biomanufacturing, advanced biomanufacturing builds on groundbreaking discoveries such as 3D additive manufacturing, systems, and synthetic biology, stem cell biology, computational modeling, micro and nanofabrication, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. The emergence of this new field offers tremendous opportunities to spur research, education, and industry growth and innovation. This talk describes current research in the Advanced Biofabrication Laboratory at the University of Calgary on the development of reliable, flexible, cost-effective advanced biomanufacturing processes and systems that are based on stereolithography-based 3D bioprinting and integrated high throughput microfluidic cell-laden microgel fabrication. The systems will be used to reliably produce stem cell organoids, highly complex tissue constructs, and entire organs that can facilitate drug discovery, disease study, and therapeutic treatments.


Dr. Keekyoung Kim is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. Before joining the University of Calgary, Dr. Kim was at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus for six years as an assistant professor and associate professor with tenure. Dr. Kim obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. After graduation, he worked for six years for SsangYong Motor Company and Korea Aerospace Industries LTD as a manufacturing engineer. Then, he moved to Canada to pursue graduate studies. He obtained M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, supported by the NSERC PGS D scholarship for three years. After his Ph.D., he moved to Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering and Pediatric Cardiology. As a Research Fellow, supported by NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, he joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Km’s research is focused on developing advanced biomanufacturing platforms to fabricate artificial tissues and organs for regenerative medicine and drug discovery applications, using various cutting-edge technologies, including 3D printing, micro/nanotechnology, and high-throughput screening.