Leading researcher and speaker on 3D printing, digital materials, and the transformative power of intelligent machines to speak at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz announces a lecture by Dr. Hod Lipson, professor of engineering at Cornell University, director of the Creative Machines Lab, and co-author of the book “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing.” His presentation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., on New Paltz’s campus in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium. It will be preceded at 4:30 p.m. with a reception.

A leading researcher and speaker on 3D printing, digital materials, and the transformative power of intelligent machines, Lipson’s lab at Cornell University has pioneered interdisciplinary research in 3D printing, product design, artificial intelligence, and smart materials.

His book, “Fabricated,” provides readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question “how will 3D printing technologies change my life?” Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, “Fabricated” offers readers an informative introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.

Lipson received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In 2001, he joined the departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the faculty of Computing & Information Science of Cornell University. He is also a member of the Computer Science and Computational Biology graduate fields at Cornell. Prior to this appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University’s Computer Science Department and a lecturer at MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Before joining academia, he spent several years as a research engineer in the mechanical, electronic, and software industries.

The event, sponsored by the Hudson Valley Center for Advanced Manufacturing at New Paltz, the Schools of Science and Engineering and Fine and Performing Arts, and Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, is part of the College’s ongoing plans to showcase 3D printing technology. In May, the College announced the opening of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz to bring state-of-the art 3D printing equipment to the region, as well as the expertise and curriculum needed to provide students with hands-on training in this growing industry. Additionally, a new certificate program in Digital Design and Fabrication will begin this fall at New Paltz to help prepare students for jobs that incorporate 3D printing.

For more information please contact Daniel Freedman, dean of the School of Science and Engineering, at (845) 257-3728 or freedmad@newpaltz.edu.