Chris Arts is working in the field of translational biomaterials research with emphasis on biomaterials for use in (1) bone defect healing, (2) infection prevention and treatment, and (3) spinal deformity treatment. Furthermore he is working on development of high resolution imaging techniques to visualize incorporation, degradation of biomaterials in vivo in clinical patients. 3-D printing of medical devices or implants for bone healing is another one of his research pursuits and currently he is the PI of the Interreg Prosperos research consortium. In conduction with several societies he is active in setting up new initiatives in biomaterials education for both academia and industry.
Chris Arts has co-authored about 75 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. In 2018, he initiated the Translational Orthopaedic Biomaterial Interest Group (TOBIG) to raise more awareness about education relating to use of bone graft substitute materials for bone healing and infection treatment www.tobig.eu