Research Team

Mohammad J. Mirzaali

Education

    • PhD cum laude, Faculty of Mech Engin, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Milan, Italy

    • MSc, Faculty of Mech Engin, Tarbiat Modares Univ (TMU), Tehran, Iran

    • BSc, Faculty of Mech Engin, Amirkabir Univ Technol (AUT), Tehran, Iran

Professional experience

    • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Dept Biomech Engin, TUDelft, Delft, The Netherlands Dec 2019–present

    • Lecturer/ Post-doc Fellow, Dept Biomech Engin, TUDelft, Delft, The Netherlands Jan 2018–Jan 2020

    • Post-doc Fellow, Faculty of Mech Engin, POLIMI, Milan, Italy Dec 2017–Jan 2018

    • PhD Visiting Scholar, Dept Biomech Engin, TUDelft, Delft, The Netherlands Nov 2016–Aug 2017

    • Research Assistant, Inst for Surg Technol and Biomech (ISTB), Univ Bern, Switzerland Dec 2012–Jan 2015

Paul van Houten My name is Paul and I recently joined the team as a graduate student. Together with Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels I will investigate the structural optimization of dissimilar material interface design with fracture oriented objectives. By doing so, I would like to contribute to the potential of additive manufacturing.  In my spare time I like to spend time on 3d modelling and rendering projects. I also recently got my own 3d printer, which is just great to play around with. I'm a car enthusiast and when the weather allows it, I enjoy to do some cycling.

Paul van Houten

My name is Paul and I recently joined the team as a graduate student. Together with Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels I will investigate the structural optimization of dissimilar material interface design with fracture oriented objectives. By doing so, I would like to contribute to the potential of additive manufacturing.

In my spare time I like to spend time on 3d modelling and rendering projects. I also recently got my own 3d printer, which is just great to play around with. I'm a car enthusiast and when the weather allows it, I enjoy to do some cycling.

Denise Peeters

The aim of this graduation project is to expand the knowledge regarding scaffold cell interaction, on scaffolds with a different Poisson’s ratio. This will hopefully lead to a new focus point to further improve BTE. It will also show whether a specific Poisson’s ratio can improve the cell proliferation.

Carlos Pitta Kruize

The attachment of hard-to-soft materials with highly dissimilar material properties is quite challenging. In this project we take a unique approach at designing hard-to-soft tissue interfaces inspired by hard-soft connections in nature, such as the bone-tendon, bone-ligament and bone-cartilage connection, but also other structures such as fish scales and sea snail shells. These biomimetic interfaces are optimized and engineered using FEM-simulations and hybrid 3D-printing techniques to open up new applications for tissue interface engineering.

Jordi Cazier

The goal of my project is to obtain and model the mechanical properties of the osteochondral (OC) interface. In collaboration with the Erasmus Medical Center (Prof. G.J.V.M (Gerjo) van Osch) Rotterdam, the Young's modulus, and 2D histological models of the OC interface will be obtained and used to model the OC interface. With the model made, a parametric study will be done to see how the sizes of the different zones of the OC interface affect the properties. I hope that this project provides us a better understanding why the different OC layers have the size which they have, and to see if these sizes are optimal.

Former visiting researchers, BSc/ MSc students

Gkoni, I., "Large bone-implants for osteochondral regeneration, fabrication and ex-vivo testing", TUDelft, 2020.

Amani, M., "Patient-specific 3D printing of transtibial socket prosthesis", Gent University, 2020.

Dimaraki, A., "Bioprinting of zonal cartilage scaffolds using different cell densities", TUDelft, 2020.

Trabattoni, E., "Multi-material 3D printing of torsion-resistance biomimetic composites", POLIMI, 2019.

Tonarelli, G., "Finite element modeling of biomimetic torsion-resistance composites", POLIMI, 2019.

Oldhoff, M., "Design and optimisation of an additively manufactured patient-specific partial mandible reconstruction implant", TUDelft, 2019.

Gunashekar, D., "Voxel-based additive manufacturing of biomimetic multiscale anisotropic materials", TUDelft, 2019.

Caracciolo, A., "Dual-phase interaction of metamaterials and dual-phase design with superimposed shapes, POLIMI, 2018.

Herranz de la Nava, A., "Voxel-based additive manufacuring of biomimetic functionally graded materials", TUDelft, 2018.

Edens, M., "Voxel-based additive manufacturing of biomimetic hard-soft materials", TUDelft, 2018.

van Dongen, I., "A finite element model to determine the bactericidal and cytotoxic properties of nanopatterned surfaces: a parametric study", TUDelft, 2017.

Singanamalla, H., "DESIGN OF TRABECULAR STRUCTURE USING VOXEL-BASED MODEL, POLIMI, 2018.

Bouwakdh, F., "Effect of mechanical properties’ distribution on porcine trabecular bone under load", POLIMI, 2018.

Böhm, C., "Effects of fatigue loading on trabecular bone: analysis of mechanical, morphological and clinical parameters", POLIMI, 2018.

Ferrario, D., "Effect of morphological and clinical parameters on damage accumulation in porcine trabecular bone", POLIMI, 2016.