Dr. Andrew Weems studied at Mercer University for a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, and at Texas A&M to earn his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Weems’s post-doctoral research was at the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) working for Andrew Dove, where he studied polymer chemistry and 3D printing, eventually founding the company 4D Biomaterials LLC. Now Weems is an Assistant Professor of Mechanic Engineering at Ohio University, with courtesy appointments in Biomedical Engineering. He is also associated with the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) and the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at OHIO. The Weems Lab focuses on the development of novel polymeric material with the goal of using sustainable and bioderived sources to be used in additive manufacturing (3D printing) and the biomaterials space.
Research Interests: Sustainable/bioderived polymers, degradable polymers, 3D printing of polymers, design of 3D printing methods, biomaterials, biomedical devices
All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, M.S., Biomedical Engineering, M.S. Biomedical Enginering
Active Research: Carbonaceous Biomaterials funded by the Department of Education, “Electrospinning of Biocompatible, Drug Laden, Polymers to Develop an Antimicrobial Recovery Device for Soft Tissue Wounds” funded by NASA OSGC, Sustainability in polymer synthesis funded by DoE
Courses Taught: ME 4880, ME 3022, ME 3800, ME 6900 (Advanced Manufacturing Materials and Designs), ME 4680-5880 (Mechanics of Polymers), ME 7200 (Mechanics of Polymers)