Assistant Professor of Biomaterials (New York University College of Dentistry)
Dr. Lukasz Witek has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomaterials at New York University (NYU) since September 2018. He earned his BSci in Biology at Temple University in 2008 and MSci in Biomaterials Science from New York University in 2011. Dr. Witek defended his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2015 at Oklahoma State University under the guidance of Prof. James E. Smay. Upon completion of his PhD studies, he re-joined NYU’s Department of Biomaterials as a post-doctoral fellow and Director of Craniomaxillofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Regenerative Applications Lab, focusing on 3D printing for regenerative medicine applications. Dr. Witek has authored/co-authored over 35 journal articles, served as guest editor for multiple journals as well served as chair of the individual sessions at International Associate of Dental Research (IADR) and Society for Biomaterials (SFB). Dr. Witek’s primary focus is 3D printing bio-ceramic materials for tissue regeneration. Dr. Witek’s lab primarily focuses on in vivo and in vitro, evaluation of a wide range of (bio)materials. In addition to 3D printing, Dr. Witek research interest focus on various resorbable and non-resorbable dental materials as well as titanium implants for dental and orthopedic applications.
Research Interests: Biomaterials; Bioengineering; Additive manufacturing (3D Printing)