RG4 Leader

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis, Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering

Harvard University

Jennifer A. Lewis joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2013. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, she served as the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory and the Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on directed assembly of functional and biological materials. She recently co-founded two companies to commercialize technology from her lab.  Her work on microscale 3D printing was highlighted as one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies” by the MIT Technology Review in 2014. 

Lewis is the recipient of the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award (1994), the Brunaeur Award from the American Ceramic Society (2003), and the Langmuir Lecture Award from the American Chemical Society (2009), and the MRS Medal Award (2012).  She is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2005), the American Physical Society (2007), the Materials Research Society (2011), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012). She serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials and Soft Matter