Education

Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

2017

Certificate of Major - Mathematics

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BAPS 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

University of Minnesota

Research Description

Karl studies the intersection of biofabrication, additive manufacturing, and nonwoven textiles. Our group's work in biofabrication focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. I use the principles of additive manufacturing to create new products that provide optimized characteristics for helping the human body regrow functional tissues. My current research takes that perspective to the production of nonwoven textiles. Nonwovens are produced by entangling fibers in other ways than weaving: mechanically, chemically, or thermally. My research goal is to develop new nonwoven textile products for use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine therapies and improve the clinical outcomes of their recipients.