Paul Dalton, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Paul Dalton outside with trees in the background

Paul Dalton

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Bradshaw and Holzapfel Research Professor in Transformational Science and Mathematics
Practice Areas: 3D Printing, Micro-3D Printing, Biofabrication, Biomaterials, Melt Electrowriting, Advanced Manufacturing, Scaffold Design, Hybrid Fabrication

Faculty bioThe Dalton Lab

Paul Dalton is a futurist, inventor and an academic expert in 3D printing, micro-3D printing, biofabrication, biomaterials, melt electrowriting, advanced manufacturing, scaffold design and hybrid fabrication. Paul works to re-envision the future of advanced manufacturing. He invented melt electrowriting as a distinct class within 3D-printing and developed this technology for biomedical applications. Paul made waves with a 2023 research paper that provided an instruction plan for affordable, open-source microscale 3D printers and, in 2024, published research on using scaffolds for skin reconstruction in vitro.

Recent Media:

L’Oréal wows with live demo of bioprinted skin model at Viva Tech 2024 (, June 7, 2024)
L’Oreal is creating a revolutionary bioprinted skin that can ‘feel’ touch (New York Post, May 30, 2024)
L'Oreal x University of Oregon use melt electrowriting to form bilayered skin model in 18 days (Cosmetics & Toiletries, May 20, 2024)
L’Oréal 3D prints human skin in partnership with University of Oregon (3D Natives, March 19, 2024)
LIVE BROADCAST: Univ. of Oregon artificial skin breakthrough (KPTV, March 18, 2024)
Oregon researchers create super-realistic artificial human skin with 3D printer (The Oregonian, March 18, 2024)
Open source melt electrowriting 3D printer could democratize advanced techniques (3D Print, Feb. 17, 2023)