Panel Discussion

BioPrinting, a new wave?

Event Details


Sino-French Center, Tongji University
Siping Road 1239, Shanghai, Shanghai China


June 22, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The new industrial revolution – 3D printing, is rapidly becoming accessible to anyone and everyone.  But with the growing revolution in 3D printing comes growing waste. How can we build integrated system solutions that favor recycling and sustainable, compostable materials (biomaterials) that still fulfill all the technical requirements to be used at the large-scale?

Join a diverse panel of experts to tackle questions of sustainability and ethics in the 3D printing revolution.
This event kicks off our forum on biomaterials and 3D printing. Discover innovations in 3D printing, biomimicry, and sustainable materials with experts and entrepreneurs, and interact with the creative makers and artists.

Workshop: A301, Panel Discussion: B301


18:00 – 19:00 Buffet
19:00 – 19:10 Welcome Word
19:10 – 19:40 Speaker Presentations
19:40 – 20:20 Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers
20:20 – 21:00 Networking

Free entry, please click the link beow to register!



Mr. Johann Recordon

Mr. Recordon is working with swissnex San Francisco with responsibilities for events and content creation. He managed the organization of the three-day workshop on 3D printing and biomaterials in San Francisco. His notes can be found at:


Mr. Christian Fischer 

Mr. Fischer is MSc & PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), former innovation project manager at Alcan where he was responsible for product development, technology scale-up and industrialization of novel solutions within the Cleantech, Automotive & Construction industries.

Living abroad during his studies, Christian speaks fluently 5 languages and is responsible for Supply Chain Management & Strategic R&D. He is the founder and managing director of Bcomp, which develops and sells high-performance semi-finished products made from natural fibre composites. The products replace aluminium, carbon- or glass fiber composites and make structures more efficient in terms of weight, rigidity, shock absorption, and damping. One of their leading products has been used to create new skis that are bringing innovation to this sport and also change the way of manufacturing: Lots of videos available on this page.

Prof. Xiang LI

PhD, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Prof. Li is in charge of many national research projects; he published more than 20 SCI/EI articles and had 5 authorized patents. His research interests are Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical and Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 

Dr. Qing LIU

Dr. Liu is the President of Recongene Biomedical Technologies, Ltd. Inc. Jiangyin, China. He is also an adjunct professor at Tongji University, as well as chief scientific officer at 3D Biotek, LLC. Dr. Liu has long been working in the area of Bioengineering and Biomaterials research. He graduated from Tsinghua University, received his master degree from Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University), and got Ph.D. from University of Twente. He then worked 5 years as post-doc research fellow in Rice University and Temple University. His major research interests are: Biomaterials, tissue engineering, rapid prototyping, Biomimetic scaffold design and fabrication, cell-materials interaction, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Liu has 29 relevant publications, in addition to 4 granted patents, 9 pending patent, 1 provisional patent, and 5 book chapters.

Mr. Zhong FAN 

Vice director, Innovation Field in College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University; Lecturer in Course of Industrial Design. He is PhD candidate in Tongji University; MA in Industrial design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Mr. Zhong FAN is responsible for managing Rapid Prototyping studio in the college and developing 3D painter networking in China. His research fields are usability of Rapid Prototyping technology, future planning of Digital Fabrication with Composite Materials and Parametric Design.