Meta-biomaterials – Presented by Amir A Zadpoor, TU Delft

Meta-biomaterials – Presented by Amir A Zadpoor, TU Delft at the 2nd edition 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

This talk will focus on meta-biomaterials where specific mechanical, physical, and biological properties need to be simultaneously adjusted to enable full regeneration of functional tissue. Although having its roots in a few decades of biomaterials research, the concept of meta-biomaterials is new. That is because meta-biomaterials exploit the full potential of latest additive manufacturing technologies and take a systematic approach to the design of biomaterials with multiple functionalities that originate not only from their micro-architecture but also from their nano-topography. In that sense, meta-biomaterials could be seen as multi-physic meta-materials. I will show some examples of how meta-biomaterials could be designed, manufactured, and tested in vitro and in vivo to evaluate their potential for bone tissue regeneration and infection prevention.

About Amir A Zadpoor
Amir Zadpoor is an Associate Professor and Chair of Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics at Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) from the same university, and is currently interested in additive manufacturing of biomaterials, meta-materials, mechanobiology, and tissue regeneration. Amir has received several international and national awards including an ERC grant, a Veni grant, and the Early Career Award of the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. He has also served on the editorial boards of international journals, on the review panels of funding agencies, and as a member of award committees.

About TU Delft
TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.

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