PBM

Prof.dr. J. Feijen

prof. Jan Feijen
PROFESSOR IN BIOMATERIALS AND POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Email: j.feijen@tnw.utwente.nl
Tel: +31 53 4892976/ 2968
Room: Zuidhorst 252


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA PROFESSOR DR J. FEIJEN

Name: Jan Feijen
Title: Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials, University of Twente,

Address: 
University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology – Chemical Technology
Department of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials 
P.O.Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 53 489 2976
Fax: +31 53 489 2155
E-mail: j.feijen@utwente.nl
Homepage: http://www.utwente.nl/tnw/pbm
Birth Date: January 12, 1944
Marital Status: Married ‑ three children

Training

  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 1967
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 1970

Professional experience

  • 1995-2008, Scientific director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, BMTI, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.
  • 1989 ‑2003, Affiliate Professor in Bioenginee­ring, University of Washington, Seattle, US
  • 1979 ‑ present, Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • 1979-1985, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceu­tics, University of Utah, Salt lake City, US.
  • July ‑ August 1978, Visiting Associate Professor Dept. of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US.
  • 1 Oct. 1978 ‑ 1979, Adjunct Associate Professor Dept. of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US.
  • 1973 ‑ 1978, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, Netherlands.
  • Juni 1972 ‑ September 1977, Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Pharmaceutical Scien­ce, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US.
  • June 1973 ‑ September 1973, Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt lake City, US.
  • 1970 ‑ 1972, Assistant Professor, Materials Scien­ce and Engineering, Twente University of Technolo­gy, Enschede, Netherlands.

Major Research Interests

  • Biomedical Polymers
  • Biointerfacial Phenomena
  • Artificial Organ
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Tissue engineering
  • Ring-opening polymerization
  • Engineering polymers

Research experience

  • 1972 – present: Biomaterials, Biodegradable Polymers, Biointer­facial Phenomena, Polymeric Drug Delivery Sy­stems, Membranes, Transport Phenomena, Artifi­cial Organs (Hemoperfusion, Oxy­genation, Heart Assist Devices), Tissue engineering, ring-opening polymerization, engineering polymers
  • 1970 – 1972: Synthetic poly(a‑amino acids), Synthe­sis, Charac­terization in solution, Conformational Studies
  • 1967 – 1970: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Isoannelated hetero­aromatic systems

Member of societies

  • European Society for Artificial Organs
  • Royal Dutch Chemical Society
  • Controlled Release Socie­ty
  • European Society for Biomaterials
  • International Society for Artificial Organs
  • American Chemical Society
  • Dutch Biomaterials Society (NVB)

Other Professional Activities

  • 1995- 2008, Graduate School ‘Integrated BioMedical Engineering for restoration of human function’, University of Twente, scientific director
  • 1990- 2008, First/Second/Third/Fourth/Fifth/Sixth/ Seventh/Eight/Nineth, European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery Systems, The Netherlands, chairman and organiser
  • Study section Biomaterials, NWO, former chairman and member
  • Study section Macromolecules, NWO-CW (Chemical Sciences), former chairman and member
  • Controlled Release Society, member, former governor
  • European Society for Biomaterials, member, former governor
  • International Society for Artificial Internal Organs, former governor
  • Foundation of Polymer Technology (PTN), member of the council
  • Graduate School Polymers, PTN, member board of governors
  • Polymer Center Twente (PCT), University of Twente, chairman
  • Concerted Action on Heart and Replacement Technologie, Medical Health Research Programme of the European Communities, chairman for five years
  • Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), member management team
  • European Degradable Polymer Society, co-founder
  • 2005- present, Dutch Program for Tissue Engineering (DPTE), chairman

Editor

  • Journal of Controlled Release, co-founding editor
  • International Journal of Artificial Organs, Section Biomaterials, European editor

Editorial Board

  • Biomaterials,
  • Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition
  • Materials in Medicine
  • Macromolecular Bioscience
  • Biomacromolecules
  • The International Journal of Artificial Organs
  • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
  • Journal of Material Science

Fellowships

  • Fellow of the American Society for Biomaterials
  • Fellow of AIMBE
  • Fellow of the Dutch Forum for Technology and Science

Awards

  • Best Paper Award Journal of Controlled Release, Controlled Release Society, 1992.
  • Clemson Award, American Society for Biomaterials, 1994.
  • Founders Award, Controlled Release Society, 1998.
  • George Winter Award, ESB, 2002.
  • Royal decoration ‘Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw’, April 28, 2003.
  • The Award for Distinguished Service in Advancement of Biomaterials Science, Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 2008