Smart Fabrication Lab

The Smart Fabrication Lab (FabLab) at the University of New Haven is housed in the Tagliatela College of Engineering. The FabLab, led by Dr. Omar Faruk Emon, aims to develop newer materials and systems for additive manufacturing. Its focus areas include additive manufacturing technologies, additive manufacturing of smart polymers, printed electronics, and 3D bioprinting.

Additive manufacturing could be employed to realize need-specific components. Our goal is to develop 3D printing solutions to fabricate them. So, we are working on system development and material development for printing active and responsive components. The research outcome will provide a pathway to “make what is needed” instead of “work with what is available”. We believe that our research would enable on-demand fabrication, adjustment, and repair in numerous applications. We would be able to achieve not only the complex geometry of functional components but also a library of active materials to fabricate them.

Smart Polymers and 4D Printing

Printed Electronics

3D Bioprinting

AM Technologies

Conformal 3D Printing of a Polymeric Tactile Sensor, published in Additive Manufacturing Letters. Link.



Multi-material 3D printing of a soft pressure sensor, published in Additive Manufacturing. Link.

6/7/2022: Our lab is featured in charger news!


6/1/2022: Our lab has been awarded the Summer Research Grant & Research Fund from UNH!


4/9/2022: Our Lab received NASA CT Space Grant! Learn more


4/1/2022: Paper published in Additive Manufacturing Letters. Link.


1/15/2022: Ravi Mishra joins the Lab.


12/15/2021: Ritik Jamghare joins the Lab.


12/2/2021: Achint receives Graduate Research Scholarship.