Shangtong Li, Recent MICA Graduate, Joins DiPole Materials as Facilities Technician/Design Associate
August 20, 2019, Baltimore, MD – DiPole Materials, LLC, an electrospinning company that specializes in custom nanofiber manufacturing to meet a range of industry applications, today announced the hiring of Shangtong Li, a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), as Facilities Technician/Design Associate.
Li, who recently earned a BFA degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture at MICA, has extensive experience in digital fabrication and bio fabrication, both of which are key functions in nanofiber manufacturing. With DiPole Materials, Li will focus on the preparation of chemical formulations through various processes as well as the operation and maintenance of DiPole’s electrospinning equipment and laboratory space.
“We’re truly thrilled to have Shangtong join our growing team at DiPole,” said Ken Malone, co-founder of DiPole Materials. “As a Baltimore-based company, it’s especially exciting for us to have Shangtong’s creative and design skills, developed during her years at MICA, for the benefit of our customers.”
At MICA, Li worked as a technician in the institute’s Digital Fabrication studiosand Materials Library. She also served as a Teaching Assistant for MICA Professor Ryan Hoover’s “Intro to Digital Fabrication” class and co-taught a Workshop at Openworks on “3D Printing Sustainable Materials.”
Li also served as the 2018 Extreme Arts intern for the Hopkins Extreme Material Institute/MICA Extreme Arts Summer Project/Internship. In this program, Li completed an independent material research project in three months by working collaboratively with the research professor and students at Johns Hopkins University’s Kang Lab.
About DiPole Materials:
Dipole Materials is an electrospinning company, based in Baltimore, MD, that specializes in custom nanofiber manufacturing to meet a range of industry applications, including cell culture, tissue engineering, water filtration, technical textiles like piezoelectric yarns, catalysis and more. DiPole Materials’ off-the-shelf product suite includes patented BioPaper technology that serves as a 3D nanofiber-based cell scaffold for 3D cell culture and bioprinting. Learn more: www.dipolematerials.com