Dr. Dan Sameoto


Dr. Dan Sameoto is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and the CTO of ZiprPrint Inc.  He is an interdisciplinary researcher with degrees in mechanical engineering from Dalhousie University and a PhD in Engineering Science from Simon Fraser University and his research program combines elements of mechanical, electrical and materials engineering in one lab.


Dr. Sameoto’s primary expertise is invention, making significant contributions in fields ranging from MEMS, microfabrication and microfluidics, to multi-material 3D printing, soft robotics, cube satellites and biomimetic smart materials.  

His current research areas include intelligent materials, with shape and stiffness switching in response to external stimuli, soft robotic technology for wearables, and stretchable electronics for cybernetic nervous system integration.  In addition to his work with the SMART Network, Dr. Sameoto is also working on 3D printing with recycled waste materials, new deployable systems for cube satellite instruments, and next generation waste water membrane filtration systems.