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For Immediate Release

Skylar Tibbits Appointed Editor-in-Chief of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Contact: Kathryn Ryan, 914-740-2250,

New Rochelle, NY, May 11, 2015Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is pleased to announce that Skylar Tibbits will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, starting with the September issue. Dr. Hod Lipson, who has provided very strong leadership and a solid launch of the journal, will be stepping down from his role as Editor-in-Chief and will remain as a dedicated part of the editorial team as Founding Editor. 

Tibbits is the Director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and faculty at MIT’s Department of Architecture, where he focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products, and construction processes. Tibbits is also the pioneer of the field of 4D Printing, taking 3D Printing and introducing temporal shape-transformation.

Skylar Tibbits has received numerous awards and commendations, including a 2014 Inaugural WIRED Innovation Fellowship, 2014 Gifted Citizen, 2014 Core77 Design Award, 2013 Architectural League Prize, The 2013 Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica, the Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, 2012 TED Senior Fellowship, and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue.

Previously, Tibbits has worked at a number of renowned design offices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture, and Point b Design. He has designed and built large-scale installations at galleries around the world, and has been written about extensively in outlets such as The New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company. The lab’s work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and books including Nature Scientific Reports, Assembly Automation, ACADIA, Architectural Design, and ACSA. Tibbits has collaborated with a number of influential people, including: Neil Gershenfeld and The Center for Bits and Atoms; Erik and Marty Demaine at MIT; Arthur Olson from The Scripps Research Institute; Gramazio & Kohler at ETH, Zurich; Hienrich Jaeger from the University of Chicago; Adam Bly at SEED Media Group; and Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY.

“It is great opportunity to join 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing as the Editor-in-Chief in such an amazing time of rapid development,” said Tibbits. “Advances are emerging across many length scales, research disciplines, and industrial applications. I'm excited for the continued growth of the Journal and to help establish its role as the place for publishing radical advances in the field.”
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers looks forward to the strong continuing commitment of the Journal’s board, reviewers, and authors. We welcome Sklyar Tibbits to the helm of the Journal and thank Dr. Hod Lipson for his dedication, commitment, and strong leadership

About the Journal
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly online with Open Access options and in print. The Journal explores emerging challenges and opportunities ranging from new developments of processes and materials, to new simulation and design tools, and informative applications and case studies. Spanning a broad array of disciplines focusing on novel 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies, policies, and innovations, the Journal brings together the community to address the challenges and discover new breakthroughs and trends living within this groundbreaking technology. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing website.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Big Data, Soft Robotics, New Space, Tissue Engineering, and Stem Cells and Development. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.