DPOLY Short Course: Polymer Physics of Additive Manufacturing

Saturday March 2, 2024 12:30-5:15 pm and Sunday March 3, 2024 8 am - 5 pm

Location to be announced, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Only in-person registration will be offered this year with no virtual option.


Jonathan Seppala (NIST)

Peter Olmsted (Georgetown University)

Emily Davidson (Princeton University)

Leanne Friedrich (NIST)


We thank our generous sponsors: 

Princeton Materials Institute

Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing at Arizona State University

Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology at Georgetown University

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

National Science Foundation

Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

2024 DPOLY Short Course on Additive Manufacturing: Early Career Travel Scholarship Nomination:

Complete the nomination form: to apply for travel and registration support for the 2024 DPOLY Short Course on Additive Manufacturing by February 3, 2024. We anticipate being able to provide support towards travel and registration for up to 25 early career short course attendees.


The nomination includes: (1) A letter of nomination (2 page maximum), (2) Nominee CV, (3) Short paragraph on how participation in the short course will enable the nominee's research and/or future career.


Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of the DPOLY division (click "Join DPOLY" on We especially encourage nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups. Early career researchers must be undergraduate or graduate students, or within 10 years of receiving a PhD.


You should receive a confirmation email after completing the form. Submitting required files will require a sign-in to Google. If needed, please email Emily Davidson directly

Course Details


The 2024 APS DPOLY Short Course on the Polymer Physics of Additive Manufacturing (AM) aims to serve as a polymer/soft matter physics-oriented introduction to core and emerging additive manufacturing techniques and industries. The course will connect the physics of polymeric materials and non-equilibrium processing to the properties of manufactured parts.  Talks will cover experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to the AM of polymers. Specific AM techniques will include thermoplastic extrusion, photopolymerization (including both layer-by-layer and volumetric approaches), direct ink writing, powder bed fusion, and bioprinting. Speakers will be drawn from academia, national laboratories, and industry.


Saturday, March 2, 2024

12:30 PM
Welcome to the Short Course (Organizers)
Module 1: Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP)
12:45 PM
Callie Higgins (NIST)
1:20 PM


1:30 PM
Tim Long (ASU)
2:05 PM


2:15 PM Break
Module 2: Volumetric 3D Printing
2:30 PM
Johanna Schwartz (LLNL)
3:05 PM
3:15 PM
Hayden Taylor (UC Berkeley)
3:50 PM
4:00 PM
Industry I: 3M
4:15 PM
Industry Panel - 3M
5:05 PM
5:15 PM
End of Day One

Sunday, March 3, 2024

8:00 AM Breakfast
Module 3: Direct Write Printing
9:00 AM
Randy Ewoldt (UIUC)
9:35 AM
9:45 AM
Renee Zhao (Stanford)
10:20 AM


10:30 AM
Industry II:
10:45 AM
Thorson Bastien (Carbon)
11:20 AM


11:30 AM
Wei Zhu (Cellink)
12:05 PM
12:15 PM


Module 4: Bioprinting/Embedded Direct Write Printing
1:30 PM
Sarah Heilshorn (Stanford)
2:05 PM


2:15 PM
Thomas Angelini (University of Florida)
2:50 PM


3:00 PM


Module 5: Thermoplastic Extrusion
3:15 PM
Jonathan Seppala (NIST)
3:50 PM
4:00 PM
Claire McIllroy (University of Lincoln)
4:35 PM
4:45 PM
Closing Comments
5:00 PM
End of Day Two

Attendees of any APS in-person or virtual events are expected to meet standards of professional conduct as described in the APS Code of Conduct. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from future participation.