Dirk Grijpma (chair)

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d.w.grijpma@utwente.nl

+31 53 4892966

Zuidhorst 235

 

Prof. Dr. D.W. Grijpma is appointed at the University of Twente in the Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, and also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen of the University of Groningen.

 

Research:

His research is aimed at the development of resorbable polymeric materials for application in tissue engineering and clinical use as medical implants such as resorbable hydrogels, drug releasing nano- and micro particles and scaffolds for tissue engineering.

His expertise lies in the development of functional polymeric materials, their structure-properties relationships and their processing into implantable structures. The preparation of functionalized macromers by ringopening polymerization of lactones and cyclic carbonates and subsequent functionalization to yield reactive end groups, allows the preparation of resorbable networks through rapid prototyping techniques such as stereolithography. Implants with a well defined geometry and biological functionality can readily be prepared in this manner.

 

Scientific education:

PhD Polymer Chemistry (1993), University of Groningen, The Netherlands

MSc Polymer Chemistry (cum laude, 1989), University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Professional experience:

2010-present

Professor, Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, University of Twente

2006

Medisse bv, Co-founder

2005-present

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen

2002-2010

Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials, University of Twente

1999

Visiting Scientist, Institüte für Biomidizinisiche Technik, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

1997-2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials, University of Twente

1993-1997

Head of Research and Development, Hycail bv, The Netherlands

1989-1993

PhD thesis: “High impact strength poly(lactide), tough biodegradable materials” Promoter: Prof. Dr. AJ Pennings, Department of Polymer Chemistry, University of Groningen

Awards:

Fellow Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2008)

Research interests:

Structure-properties relationships in polymers

Resorbable polymers for medical applications, tissue engineering

Additional professional activities:

2005-present

ESB (European Society for Biomaterials): member of the committee

2004-present

Division Macromolecules, Royal Dutch Chemical Society: member of the committee

2002-present

Biomaterials: member of the editorial board

2002-2004

NBTE (Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering): secretary of the committee

2000-2008

World Biomaterials Conference 2008: treasurer of the organizing committee

1998-present

Reviewer for scientific journals: Acta Biomaterialia, Biomacromolecules, Biomaterials, Colloid Surface B, Eur Polym J, J Appl Polym Sci, J Biomed Mater Res, J Control Release, J Mater Sci Mater Med, J Polym, Sci Polym Chem, Polymer, Macromolecules, Macromol Biosci, Macromol Chem Phys, Macromol Rapid Commun, Nature Methods

and Dutch funding organizations: NWO, STW