Lab Updates

Fall 2021

Congratulation to our lab. Our project “Increasing Awareness to Surgical Skills Training through Development of a Low-cost Surgical Skills Trainer” has been selected for funding in the 2021 – 2022 Michigan Surgical Innovation Accelerator program (MSIA) Cohort.

Fall 2021

Dr Zopf had a keynote talk at 14th International Montreal Pediatric Otolaryngology Congress about Medical Innovation and Tissue Engineering for Airway Conditions.

Fall 2021

Congratulations to Djordje for his presentation at Rapid + TCT, the North America’s largest additive manufacturing event where many 3D printing technologies are showcased. Djordje presented on “Advances in Simulation in Head and Neck Surgery Using 3D Printing” where he discussed the various uses of 3D printing in medicine, focusing on its use in simulation.

Summer 2021

Congratulations to Katrina Yeomans for her new position at Materialise as a Clinical Engineer.

Spring 2020

Congratulations to Jadan Law for her great poster at 2020 Spring Blue Ribbon Winner for the "Tissue Engineering the pediatric Auricle using 3D-printed Bioscaffolds".

Fall 2020

Congratulations to Brian Chang's 1st place William Potsic Research award at 2020 American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting for the "Hybrid Tissue Engineering" paper.

April 2020

Congratulations to Jadan for receiving Blue Ribbon Certificate award for her outstanding poster and presentation during UROP virtual symposium titled "Tissue Engineering the Pediatric Auricle with 3D-Printed Bioscaffolds"

April 2020

Congratulations to Allison for her accepted poster at ASPO 2020 titled "Design, Creation, and Validation of a Multicolor 3D Printed Temporal Bone Simulator"

April 2020

Congratulations to Allison for her accepted poster at ASPO 2020 titled "Identification of Preferable Materials for 3D Printed Medical Models in Pediatric Otolaryngology"

April 2020

Congratulations to Allison for her accepted podium presentation at ASPO 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is her virtual poster titled "Preliminary Clinical Results of a Nasopharyngeal Airway Device for Use in Patients with Severe Hypotonic Obstructive Sleep Apnea Implementing 3D Printing"

October 2019

Coming soon!!! Developing new horizons in surgical education

October 2019

Congratulations to our team for presenting at the Michigan Taubman Institute symposium! Our three posters were titled as follow:

"In Vivo Tissue Engineering of Human Sized Ears Using Clinically Feasible 3D-Printed Bioscaffolds."

"Self-Supported Nasopharyngeal Airway Device for Treatment of Hypotonic Upper Airway Obstruction"

"Creating a better screening test through the computer-aided design and 3D-printed manufacturing of a submucous cleft palate simulator"

September 2019

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery conference in New Orleans. Djordje presented at the simulator showcase - an event where groups from across the country had the opportunity to display their various medical simulators. The two main simulators from our lab that was showcasing were the bilateral cleft lip model and the veaue II cleft palate.

July 2019

Lab gathering at Dr. Zopf's house to wrap up the summer break.

June 2019

Congratulations to Ross Michaels for presenting at the Michigan Physiological Society Conference! His poster was titled: "Visualizing Breathing Physiology Through 3D Printing and Microcontroller Technology."

May 2019

Presented our 3D printed simulators at SME's RAPID + TCT 3D event at Detroit, MI.

May 2018

Sudharsan Srinivasan presented at ISL Poster Fair for our CRLT Grant project.