Biobased materials for medicine

Our research interests lie at the interface of biomaterials, engineering, biology and medicine. In particular, our group is focused on integration of novel biomaterials and advanced fiber-based technologies to develop functional tissue substitutes. Our team consists of various students and researchers from different backgrounds and nationalities, and our ultimate mission is to facilitate technological translation from the lab to clinics for the better society.


We aim at combining innovative materials and technologies that can address medical challenges and improves patients' quality of life. To achieve this goal, our group focuses on the following main directions:

  • Biomaterials design: Development of advanced biomaterials with controlled architectural, chemical, physical, and biological properties for tissue regeneration and wound dressing applications
  • Fiber-based 3D tissue constructs: Using nano/micro fiber-based technologies to engineer 3D tissues with controlled architectures
  • Cell-material interactions: Studying biomaterial-cell interactions to control cellular function for different tissue engineering applications


  • BBM1009 Biomedical materials (guest lecturer), Master Biobased Materials
  • BBM5000 Master Thesis supervision, Master Biobased Materials
  • Member of the Board of Admission Master Biobased Materials
  • MBS1001 Biomedical Challenges, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • MBS1007, MBS2003, MBS-MEN Mentor, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • MBS Master Thesis supervision, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • BBS1039, BBS2032, BBS3051, BBS-MEN, Mentor, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
  • RMT1002 Foundations of Engineering, Bachelor Regenerative Medicine and Technology
  • RMT Advanced Technologies for Regeneration, Bachelor Regenerative Medicine and Technology
  • MSP Bachelor Thesis supervision, Bachelor Maastricht Science Programme