Expert Voices: Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman co-authored the recent book "Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing," which has been translated into six languages and was selected as a Featured Book at Barnes & Noble bookstores. Lipson is a professor of engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he directs the Cornell Creative Machines Lab. The lab pioneers new ways to design and make machines that are independently creative. Lipson has co-authored over 200 scientific and technical papers on self-aware and self-replicating robots, food printing and bio-printing and has received widespread media coverage, including in the New York Times, Time, and NPR. He speaks frequently at high-profile venues such as TED and the National Academies. Kurman, an author and analyst specializing in innovative technology and 3D printing, recently published her second book, Tech Transfer 2.0: How Universities Can Unlock Their Patent Portfolios and Create More Tech Startups, a collection of essays from her former blog. In the past, Melba worked as a product manager and industry analyst at Microsoft and helped market the patent portfolio of Cornell University, her alma mater. Hod Lipson's website is http://lipson.mae.cornell.edu. Melba Kurman's website is http://www.melbakurman.com.