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WP 5

Amir Zadpoor

Delft University of Technology

Amir Zadpoor is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Distinguished Professor, the Chaired Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics, and the founding director of the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). At Leiden University Medical Center, he holds another professorial chair in Department of Orthopedics. He specializes in the development of advanced additive manufacturing techniques for the fabrication of metamaterials with unprecedented or rare mechanical, physical, or biological properties. Moreover, he is a world recognized expert in origami and kirigami-based (bio)materials that are made by combining shape-shifting (e.g. self-folding) with additive manufacturing. Developing biomaterials-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of implant-associated infections is an integral of his research where he uses physical forces and nano-scale features to both kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria and modulate the immune response. Prof. Zadpoor has received many awards including an ERC grant, a Vidi personal grant, a Veni personal grant, the Jean Leray scientific achievement award of the European Society of Biomaterials, and the Early Career Award of the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. He has served on the editorial boards of international journals (e.g. Acta Biomaterialia), on the review panels of funding agencies, and as a member of award committees.

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