Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Education and positions

2021 - present Research Group Leader, ZMBH, University of Heidelberg, Germany & Principal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2O
2020 - 2021 Project Leader, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2019 Visiting Postdoc, Heilshorn Biomaterials Lab, Stanford University, USA
2019 M.Sc. in Laboratory Animal Science, International Academy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2016 - 2018 Junior Group Leader, Department of Biomaterials, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany
2017 Visiting Researcher, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, USA
2016 Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2010 - 2016 Doctoral candidate, Department of Biomaterials, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany
2010 M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
2008 - 2009 Erasmus student, Institute of Pathology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany


Awards, honors and fellowships

2020 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal Biofrabrication
Theodore von Karman FEllowship, RWTH Aachen University
2019 FELASA A, B and D specialist, Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, RWTH Aachen University Hospital
Merck KGaA Travel Scholarship
DAAD Travel Scholarship
Best Podium Presentation Award (3rd place), Journal RSC Biomaterials Science and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
2018 Julia Polak European Doctorate Award, European Society for Biomaterials
Best Young Investigator Poster Award (3rd place), TERMIS
Gels Travel Award, Journal Gels
2017 Reviewer of the Year, Journal Biofabrication
Borchers Badge for outstanding doctoral students, RWTH Aachen University
Best Poster Award (1st place), German Society for Biomaterials
2016 Study Scholarship for the M.Sc. in Laboratory Animal Science, RWTH Aachen University
Best Dissertation Prize, German Society for Biomaterials
2013 Best Paper Award, European Ceramics Society
2012 Student & Young Investigator Travel Award, TERMIS
2008 Erasmus Scholarship

Previous / current funding

2020 DiseaseX-Chip, Volkswagen Stiftung
2019 Gatekeeper, DFG
2018 CorneaPrint, RWTH, Aachen, University Hospital
2016 3DCart, RWTH Aachen University Hospital