The main focus of her research group is on inorganic biomaterials for use in tissue regeneration or as nanoparticles for theranostics, and on high-throughput production and screening approaches for biomaterials based on microfluidics.
She has published over 70 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and has given over 35 invited presentations. For her research, she received prestigious Veni (2009), Aspasia (2013) and Vidi (2017) personal grants of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research among other external research funds. She was one of the six applicants of the recently awarded 18.8 M EUR Gravitation grant “Materials-Driven Regeneration” given by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In 2013, she was elected a council member of the European Society for Biomaterials, she was board member of the Female Faculty Network Twente and serves as an editorial board member of the journals Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine and Biomatter. In 2013, she received the Jean Leray Award of the European Society for Biomaterials. She is the chair of the 29th Annual Congress of the European Society for Biomaterials, to be held in Maastricht in September 2018.
Pamela Habibović obtained her PhD degree in 2005 from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Following two post-doctoral research projects, one at Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA and the other at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, she returned to the Netherlands, where she led a research group at the University of Twente’s MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine between 2008 and 2014, first as assistant and later as associate professor. In 2014, she moved to Maastricht University, where she became full professor of Inorganic Biomaterials, founding partner and executive team member of MERLN and chair of IBE.