Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. cum laude in 2006 at University of Twente on 3D scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration, for which he was awarded the European doctorate award in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB). In 2007, he worked at Johns Hopkins University as a post-doctoral fellow in the Elisseeff lab, focusing on hydrogels and stem cells. In 2008, he was appointed the R&D director of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, where he investigated the use of stem cells from alternative sources for cell banking, and the development of novel bioactive scaffolds for skeletal regeneration. From 2009 till 2014, he joined again University of Twente, where he got tenured in the Tissue Regeneration department.
Since 2014 he works at Maastricht University, where he is a founding member of the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine. In 2016, he became full professor in biofabrication for regenerative medicine.
His research group interests aim at developing biofabrication technologies to generate libraries of 3D scaffolds able to control cell fate, with applications spanning from skeletal to vascular, neural, and organ regeneration.
In 2014, he received the prestigious Jean Leray award for outstanding young principal investigators from the ESB and the ERC starting grant. In 2016, he also received the prestigious Young Scientist Award for outstanding principal investigators from TERMIS. In 2017, he was elected as faculty of the Young Academy of Europe and in the top 100 Italian scientists within 40 worldwide by the European Institute of Italian Culture. Since 2019, he is chair of the Complex Tissue Regeneration department and vice-director of MERLN. From his research efforts, 3 products have already reached the market.
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Joachim Miguel Oliveira, PhD is a Principal Investigator
“Investigador FCT 2012 and Investigador FCT 2015”
at the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering
at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale
Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden.
Dr. Samuel M. Hudson was educated at
North Carolina State University and holds a doctorate
in Fiber and Polymer Science
George Mihov is a Science Fellow at DSM Biomedical.
His focus areas of research are Drug Delivery
Phil Coates has a major research in-process measurements
on polymers,real time computer control, analysis
and computer modelling of polymer processing.
In 2001 he joined DSM Performance Materials Research
and initiated the Functional Coating Innovation platform
known today as DSM's Advanced Solar Business Unit.
Robert Howard Grubbs is an American chemist and
the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at
the California Institute of Technology in Southern California.
In 2014, Patricia was appointed associate professor
at TU/e and in 2017 full professor of Biomedical Materials.
Harm-Anton Klok is Full Professor at the Institutes of
Materials and Chemical Sciences and Engineering at
the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Anne Ritter holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry
from ETH Zurich. She started at Evonik in Germany
Jerome Vachon worked from 2006 to 2008 at the University
of Groningen on synthesis and grafting on surface of
molecular motors towards the visulisation of theirmotion by
Since 2015 Christian is working as Device Development
Engineer and Principal Engineer in the global unit Pen
Platform Development at Sanofi
Christine Jerome completed her PhD in
the field of electropolymerization in 1998 at
the University of Liege, Belgium.
Dimitri Ivanov is a Research Director at the
French CNRS at the 'Institut de Sciences des Matériaux
de Mulhouse'- IS2M (UMR 7361).