JROMC Honors Prof. Jennifer Lewis And Oppenheimer Scholarship Recipients In Advance Of Tonight’s Memorial Lecture

Dr. Jennifer Lewis, front row center, poses with recipients of 2023 J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarships, back row from left, Jacob Mirabal, SFHS, Justin Mirabal, SFHS, Lucas Blakeslee, SFHS, Quinton Geller, LAHS, Yeanwoo Park, LAHS, Isaac Gao, LAHS and Ming-Juan Lo, LAHS. Front row: Sonja Ebey, LAHS, Lewis, and Madelyn Crotzer, LAHS. Not pictured are Violet Henderson, LAHS and Adeline Feng. LAHS. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Chatting during Sunday night’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial dinner at Blue Window Bistro, are, from left, Christine Hazard Phillips, Dr. Laura K. Sanders, Prof. Jennifer Lewis, and David Izraelevitz. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

Kyle and Mike Wheeler chat with Wendee Brunish, far right, at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial event at the Blue Window Bistro Sunday evening. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com


The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee held a dinner event Sunday evening at the Blue Window Bistro in honor of Prof. Jennifer Lewis, who is set to deliver the is year’s Memorial Lecture this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

Lewis will speak about Printing Soft Objects and Functional Tissues. “Additive manufacturing technology” is becoming more familiar these days as scientists are able to us three-dimensional printing for items such as implants and orthotics. However, it looks like this is only the beginning of what 3-D printing will be able to accomplish.

With the worldwide shortage of human body organs and the complicated process of finding donor matches for patients in need, scientists, including Prof. Lewis, are looking at 3D bioprinting technology to assemble multiple cell types, growth factors and biomaterials in a layer-by-layer fashion.

According to the Health Resources & Services Administration, as of March 8, there were 106,800 people on the national organ transplant waiting list. Living donors in the United States provide an average of 6,000 organs a year and about 8,000 deceased donors each provide some 3.5 organs on average.

There will be a reception at Duane Smith Auditorium following this evening’s lecture.

For more information on the 2023 Oppenheimer scholarship recipients, go to


From left, John and Kit Ruminer, Damon and Ellie Giovanielli at Sunday’s JROMC event. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com

At Sunday’s JROMC dinner are from right, Jeffrey Howell, Galen Gisler, Jeanne Robinson and Aaron Koskelo. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com