Jennifer A. Lewis is the Wyss Professor for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the programmable assembly of functional, structural, and biological materials.
Lewis is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has also received numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society Langmuir Lecture Award, the Materials Research Society Medal Award, the American Ceramic Society Sosman Award, and the Lush Science Prize. Her work on microscale 3-D printing was highlighted as one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies” by the MIT Technology Review, while her bioprinting research was named “one of the top 100 science stories” by Discover Magazine. Her work has enjoyed broad coverage in the popular media. To date, she has co-founded two companies that are commercializing technology from her lab.