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Jean-michel Molenaar

Professor of the Practice
Biomedical Engineering

Jean-michel Molenaar

Jean-michel Molenaar

Professor of the Practice
Biomedical Engineering

Phone 617-627-2580
Science and Technology Center
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, additive fabrication, (nano-)/(bio-)fab

Jean-michel Molenaar has been part of the international fab lab network since its early years, after earning an M.A. in Arts and Technology in the Netherlands. In addition to being a professor of the practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, he manages Fab Connections, a company which runs projects and services for a global network of digital fabrication spaces. He is also managing Bio Academy, a synthetic biology program.

M.A., Arts and Technology, Hogeschool voor de kunsten Utrecht, 2009
Foundation, Commercial Economy, Hogeschool Alkmaar, 2000
Professional Experience: 

Professor of the Practice, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering


Manager, Bio Academy


Managing Director, Fab Connections


Teacher, Pôle Supérieur Design Villefontaine


Project Manager, CCSTI Grenoble la Casemate


Developer, Waag Society

Research Interests: 

Jean-michel Molenaar is working on the creation of a cutting edge (bio)fabrication lab, in conjunction with the Tufts Silk Lab, to advance research and facilitate experimentation on advanced materials and smart systems.

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