Ir. I.A.J. van Hengel
My research focuses on multifunctional additively manufactured implants. These implants should simultaneously prevent implant-associated infections and improve implant longevity. We synthesize these implants by a combination of rational design, additive manufacturing and surface biofunctionalization. The functioning of these implants is then validated through extensive antibacterial and bone-promoting testing. Our multifunctional implants form a prototype of future orthopedic implants.
Lecture Universiteit van Nederland
Video lecture at the Universiteit van Nederland, together with colleague Sebastien Callens (in Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jKLigutUHQ.
Best oral presentation - Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering 2019 NBTE presentation award - Netherlands society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 2019