Dr. Brad Ringeisen joined DARPA as the Deputy
Director of BTO in December 2016.
Before coming to DARPA, Dr. Ringeisen was the
Head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section at the U.S. Naval Research
Laboratory (NRL) where he oversaw diverse research programs including the
development and application of laser-assisted printing approaches to biology, development
of organs-on-a-chip, microbial energy harvesting and extracellular electron
transfer as well as microbial discovery and microbiome characterization. His
personal research focused on using a variety of novel laser-based processing
tools to deposit patterns and 3D structures of biological materials including
living cells, fixed tissue, solid-phase environmental samples, and biopolymers.
He was also the Chief Technology Officer for the DoD’s Advanced Technology
Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Ringeisen was detailed at
the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Science and Technology Office
as a science and technology manager, where he oversaw the development of field-forward
diagnostic technology with wireless connectivity to the cloud.
Dr. Ringeisen is a pioneer in the field of live
cell printing, having demonstrated the first living bacteria and mammalian cell
printing experiment using modified laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT)
technology in the early 2000s. He is a named inventor on thirteen patents,
eight involving modifications to LIFT for biological applications. He has
published over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has edited a book on cell and
organ printing. Throughout his career he has worked across the Department of
Defense (DoD) research enterprise having performed research for the Air Force
Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR),
DARPA and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in addition to his
internal programs at NRL.
Dr. Ringeisen received a Doctor of Philosophy in
physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of
Science in chemistry from Wake Forest University. Dr. Ringeisen was named the
DoD Lab Scientist of the Quarter in December 2015 for his achievements in
applying bioprinting to the fields of tissue engineering and microbial ecology.
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