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Under the direction of CU President Dr. Harvill C. Eaton, the final installment of the well-received series will connect the University with Dr. Wei Sun, professor of mechanical engineering at Philadelphia’s Drexel University.

Dr. Sun, who also holds an affiliated appointment within the Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, will discuss “Design and Manufacturing in the Information Era.” According to Eaton, Wei spends countless hours traveling between Philadelphia and China, where he serves as both an educator and an advisor for the manufacturing industry. Dr. Sun’s areas of research include computer-aided tissue engineering, biomanufacturing and bioprinting. He has published over 200 technical articles, holds 10 issued or pending patents and has given over 90 invited national and international presentations.

Dr. Sun currently serves as the chair of the Biomanufacturing Technical Committee in the Manufacturing Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and as section editor for tissue engineering for the “Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.”

In addition, he serves as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Chinese Natural National Science Foundation, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Canada Science & Engineering Research Council, the Singapore Science & Engineering Research Council and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

The “Design and Manufacturing in the Information Era” seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 22 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. in Room 130 of Labry Hall on the CU campus.

Along with Cumberland University students, faculty and staff, the lecture is open to the public. To view highlights from previous “Science, Technology and Us” seminars, please visit the CU YouTube channel at

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