ESR1: Masih MousavizadehSeyed Masih Mousavizadeh is ESR 1. Masih’s project is “Development of high strength bonding between polymer and magnesium with micro/nano structures and chemical treatment for bioresorbable stent”.

Masih has a master’s degree in corrosion and material protection. 

Study background: Biodegradable Implants, Magnesium alloys, Heat-treatment, Casting, Corrosion testing and analyzing, Alloying, Corrosion observation in simulated body environments, Anodization, Mechanical properties investigation.

Research interests: manufacturing biomaterials such as stents and implants, in vitro & in vivo testing and analysis, commercialization of applicable biomaterials

ESR2: Akshaya Jagannath Akshaya Jagannath is ESR 2. Akshaya’s project is ‘Production of micro/nano structured surface on plastic microfluidic chip for immobilisation of proteins’.

Background: Akshaya has an undergraduate in Industrial Biotechnology and Masters (by research) in Chemical Engineering with 3 years of industry experience in developing diagnostics for infectious diseases and chronic inflammation using molecular and immunoassays. Akshaya has a strong background in assay development, clinical validation and scale up of molecular assays.

Research Interests: Akshaya is interested in developing molecular assays on microfluidic platforms with a focus on sustainable and scalable technologies. Akshaya applied to ESR 2 position to understand and leverage these sustainable technologies for pathogen detection. She also enjoys solving interdisciplinary challenges that comes with point of care devices.

ESR3: XinHui WangXinHui Wang is ESR3. His individual research project is “Multi-scale 3D printing of hydrogels for vasculature-on-a-chip for stent characterisation”.


XinHiu Wang graduated from the North University of China with a bachelor’s degree and studied for a master’s degree in Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a research direction of optical precision measurement and instrument development. Xinhui Wang has rich experience in mechanical design, micro-nano fabrication, optical precision measurement, and instrument development.

Research interests:

Xinhui Wang has a strong interest in 3D printing technology and instrument development. The future will focus on the application of  3D printing like micro-nano fabrication,3D bioprinting, and 4D printing.

Isabela EvangelistaIsabela Evangelista is ESR 4.Her individual research project is “Design and development of microstructures for low friction polymer surfaces in medical device applications”.


Isabella has a masters in polymer engineering from the University of Minho. In her 4th year of studies, she
proposed to do an internship project at DONE Lab, a laboratory created in partnership with BOSCH Car
Multimedia and University of Minho, which focuses on the creation of products and solutions of systems
and tools through Research, Engineering Design and Digital Manufacturing. 
In addition, in her 5th year, she decided to pursue this subject by doing her master’s thesis entitled “Development of functional materials for additive manufacturing, by means of material extrusion, of an interaction object”, in cooperation with DONE Lab. The thesis targeted the development of a thermochromic material with the purpose to be hand-user sensitive. The additive manufacturing outcomes as using the technique of material extrusion to produce a prototype of an interaction object. Optimization of the material extrusion’s techniques was also studied and performed to obtain the best
solution/final product.

Research Interest:

Besides Additive Manufacturing, Isabela is also interested in the sustainability area, project management and in R&D. Incorporating less material, optimizing parts, diminishing the weight of final products, or incorporating recycled material are a plus to add to a final parts. Since the beginning of her masters, she has had a particular interest in the medical filed applied to polymer materials, the world of prosthetics and the development of medical devices.

Myka Mae Duran is ESR5. Myka is based in DTU and her individual research project title is “Digital Production of Hearing Aid Ear mould/Dome”.

Background : 

Myka has worked as a Design Engineer for more than 4 years in the medical orthopedic and aerospace industries. She studied bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering at the University of the Philippines and finished master’s in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Machine and Equipment Design at the Technical University of Liberec in Czech Republic. 

Research Interest : 

Mechanical design, 3D printing, manufacturing, polymer materials, development of medical implants and instruments. 

Yohann Delaunay is ESR6. His individual research project is “Precision processing of biobased polymers for device concepts in medical applications”.


Yohann has a master in eco-design of polymers and composites from the University of South Britany, France. He worked two and a half years in an automotive company in Germany on various topics link to the deployment of a composite with natural fibers and the adhesion between plastics and substrates. Yohann has a strong background in material characterization, material manufacturing, life cycle assessment, bio-polymers and recycled polymers. 

Research interest: 

Yohann is interested in the development of sustainable product with bio-based polymers and recycled polymers. He would like to develop his understanding on the environmental impact of bio-based polymers compare to petroleum-based polymers and recycled polymers. Yohann is focus on keeping the link between research and industrial application. 

Dian HaasbroekDian Haasbroek is ESR7. His individual research project is “Laser processing of transparent and high-performance polymers: Embedded optical waveguides, surface texturing for prototype and hybrid moulds”.
Dian holds a masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and
has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. Dian has graduate research experience, some of which was gained at the ETH Zurich, in polymer and biomaterial processing, analysis and manufacturing, and medical device design and prototyping. Some applications were injectable biomaterial therapies, surgical devices and artificial organs.
Research Interests:

Dian has developed a keen interest in novel medical device manufacturing methods that can be readily applied in industry. Ultra-fast laser processing of biopolymers piques particularly as it is a fast, highly effective, and affordable means of processing with the potential to disrupt the prototyping process of large-scale produced medical devices.

ESR8 is based in the University of Twente. The individual research project is titled “Laser micro-printing of biomedical multi-materials (biopolymers and metals)”

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Christian HerrmannChristian Herrmann is ESR9. Christian’s project is titled ‘Laser induced periodic surface structures of polymers’.


Christian studied Physics at TU Dortmund University and gained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. His main specialisation was in the field of elementary particle physics. He also gained some knowledge in (quantum) optics and accelerator physics.

Further, he specialised in a Photonics Master’s program at FH Münster University, department of applied sciences. He finished his master thesis “LIPSS on glass” in the department of laser materials processing. Besides the master’s program, he worked at IMPEX Hightech for six month as a physics engineer.

To expand his knowledge in LIPSS taking possible applications into consideration, he decided to apply for and join the SIMPPER_MedDev program contributing to the project “LIPSS on polymers”.

Research interests include:

–        Investigation methods of the chemical and geometrical modifications of polymers

–        Laser processing of biocompatible polymers, especially one’s used for medical applications

–        Development of medical devices

–        Investigation methods of cell growth, and anti-bacteria or anti-viral testing on (transparent) surfaces


Chayan BishayeeChayan Bishayee is ESR10 and his research project is titled “Laser sealing of polymer microfluidic chips for bioapplications”.

Background: Chayan has an undergraduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering following which Chayan decided to pursue a Masters In Nanoscience and Nanotechnology specialising with nanoelectronics. During his studies, he became interested in packaging of devices for medical application and Integration of electronics.

Research Interested: Chayan is keenly interested in solving challenges dealing with packaging of microfluidic devices and increasing there functionalities with integration of electronics. Chayan previously worked on biomedical devices like cardiac stents and the possibility to integrate microelectronics sensors on them. Microfluidic devices and lab on chips are following a trend where they are becoming smaller day by day with enhanced functionality, Chayan likes to brainstorm the hurdles that come along with such a trend to reach the desired outcome. 


Kristal BornilloKristal Aubrey Bornillo is ESR 11. Kristal’s project title is “Development of silicone-free pre-filled plastic syringes by compression moulding of nano-structured surfaces”.

Background: Kristal worked for 2 years as a Mold Process Engineer at a semiconductor company. Kristal has a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, specialising in environmental nanotechnology, at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.  Kristal’s degree is in Materials Engineering from the University of the Philippines.

Research interests: Kristal is interested in the development and fabrication of nano-/micro-materials and structures for environmental and medical applications. Electrospinning and compression molding are production/replication methods that she is also interested in.

Nikhil Teja SajjaNikhil Teja Sajja is ESR 12. Nikhil’s project is titled “Cryogenic machining of UHMWPE acetabular cup inserts”. 

Background: Nikhil has a master’s in Advanced Manufacturing and Material Science Engineering (2021). During his masters, he worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant.

After he completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (2018), Nikhil worked in a manufacturing power plant (Power Mech Projects Limited) as a Mechanical Engineering for 1 year.

Research interests: Nikhil is interested in improving sustainability in manufacturing industries by using the advanced machining processes such as cryogenic-assisted machining, ultrasonic vibration-assisted machining, etc.. Machining plays one of the important roles in improving the surfaces of biomedical implants (polymers) which can influence the lifespan and wear rates of the part.