Fabrication processes: (Multi-material) Additive Manufacturing; 3D micro fabrication; 4D printing.
Materials: Biomaterials; Biomimetics; Smart materials; Multi-functional materials; Medical devices; Designer materials; Functionally graded materials.
Mechanics of materials: Damage mechanics; Fracture mechanics.
Computational modelling: Finite element modelling; Machine learning; Topology optimisation.
Multidisciplinary research: Biomechanics; Bone mechanics; Regenerative Medicine; Tissue (interface) engineering; Electronics.
Research Projects and awards
Idea Generator (NWA-IDG) for the project "3D printed biomimetic interfaces", PI, 50k€
Idea Generator (NWA-IDG) for the project "Micro-architecture property-space and optimum functional conditions mapping of bioinspired multi-material 3D printable composites with the use of finite element method in conjunction with machine learning algorithms" (main applicant: M. Cruz Saldivar, 50k€)
3ME, Sectorplan Cohesion grant for the project “Bio-mimetic meta-implants” (PI, in collaboration with Dr. A. Accardo, 200k€)
4TU.HTM Funding for CROSS-LAB materials science activities between TUEindhoven (Dr. W.G. Ellenbroek, Prof. C. Storm) and TUDelft (Prof. A. Zadpoor), 4k€
IDEA League Students Grants, 3.5k€