“We’re excited to be able to use 3D-printing technology to manufacture equipment that could save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the health care workers caring for them,” said Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

A team of UT Dallas researchers designed and 3D-printed a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) valve, which connects to the tubes that go from a ventilator to the patient. PEEP valves ensure that patients’ lungs do not collapse when exhaling into the ventilator.

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06/14/2019, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

All events are in the International Reception Hall at the Center for BrainHealth, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235

Seminar by Dr. Voit that details our work at Adaptive3D in additive manufacturing and data representation. This will be given next week in California as a Google Tech Talk.

On June 6, 2019, Prof. Voit will give a Google Tech Talk in Mountain View, CA detailing his team’s work in high throughput additive manufacturing. Dr. Voit will discuss the recent launch of the world’s softest, tough additive photopolymer, Soft ToughRubberTM at the RAPID + TCT tradeshow in Detroit this past May, and his team’s efforts in software design and materials design to attempt to change how the world mass manufactures polymers. Adaptive3D closed a Series A funding round in January (2019) co-led by the venture arms of The Royal DSM and Applied Materials with support from Chemence and a founding family of Texas Instruments, the McDermott family. The company does business in five key market verticals: Transportation, Oil & Gas, Medical, Industrial and Consumer. Adaptive3D has also announced a strategic distribution agreement with DSM and a strategic manufacturing agreement with Chemence within the past quarter. Adaptive3D is commercializing technology licensed from UT Dallas.  

Please see our FB page for the seminar flyer.

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CEI Special Seminar by Dr. Khan (Harvard University), Tuesday April 16, 2019

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Posted on February 25, 2019

Polycraft World Team wins at the UTD Explore Engineering Day 2019!

The Polycraft World was voted the best UTD project at the EE Day 2019.

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 the Dallas Metroplex community could explore the fascinating world of technology and learn how engineers change the world at the interactive event held here at UTD, called Explore Engineering Day and open to kids and the whole families. The celebration featured:
A Kid Zone with hands-on activities
Educational demonstrations
Hands-on workshops
Beyblades competition
Fascinating Tech Talks by UTD leading faculty and local engineering companies

Polycraft Booth at the event
Stephen Goss and Polycraft Team

UT Dallas Team Infuses Polymer Chemistry into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

Read the press release from UT Dallas about the Minecraft Modification here.

Polycraft World is a comprehensive mod for Minecraft that introduces features ranging from petrochemical refining and harvesting of new ore types to the construction of polymers, plastics and many specialty items based on the new additions.


Access the “Minecraft” modification at polycraft.utdallas.edu , https://www.polycraftworld.com/and instructional videos on YouTube.

Level Up and Learn: Team Teaches Science Through Video Game

A University of Texas at Dallas team is exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction.

In an article recently published in Nature Chemistry, a UT Dallas team — including a materials scientist, two chemists and a game design expert — describes how a group of 39 college students from diverse majors played an enhanced version of the popular video game “Minecraft” and learned chemistry in the process, despite being given no in-class science instruction.

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