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Dr Sebastian Pattinson


Sebastian Pattinson

University Associate Professor in Manufacturing Engineering

Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management

Telephone: +44 1223 7 66141


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Research interests

Additive  manufacturing  could  significantly  improve  wearable  and  implantable  devices  by  better  mimicking  the  complexity  and  diversity  of  human  bodies,  yet  novel  processes  and  materials  are  needed  to  realize  this  potential. We use materials chemistry, additive manufacturing, as well as computational design and learning to produce new devices and materials whose structure is controlled from the nano- to the macro-scale for enhanced function.

Research opportunities

If you are interested in joining either as a student or postdoc please get in touch, including your CV and a brief description of your research interests. 


Sebastian Pattinson is a University Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge developing 3D printed medical devices and learning 3D printing systems. Before joining the Department, Sebastian was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT where he developed 1) new additively manufactured devices whose structure and composition are designed to improve interaction with the human body 2) scalable and sustainable methods for 3D printing cellulose, the world's most abundant organic polymer. He received Ph.D. and Masters degrees in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, where he developed synthesis methods to control the structure and function of nanomaterials. His awards include a UK Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award; US National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship; UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Grant; MIT Translational Fellowship; and a (Google) X Moonshot Fellowship.

Department role and responsibilities

Division E Safety Officer