Shahzad Hafeez

I received my Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in 2013 in Materials Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. I did my master’s program “Advanced Materials and Processes” at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany and carried out my master’s thesis at Julius Wolff Institute, Charite, Berlin in collaboration with the Institute of Biomaterials, FAU, Germany. During my thesis work, I developed viscoelastic composite (alginate and 45S5 bioglass) hydrogels for bone tissue engineering. In December 2016, I joined MERLN institute, Maastricht University as a PhD student under the supervision of Matthew Baker, Lorenzo Moroni, and Clemens van Blitterswijk. During my PhD, I utilized dynamic covalent and supramolecular chemistry for molecular tuning of self-assembly, applications in 3D (bio) printing and influencing stem cell behavior. During my 6-months postdoc at MERLN, I worked toward fabricating soft hydrogel devices for stem cell organoid culture. Since April 2022, I am a postdoc in Sijbesma lab. I will be exploring dynamic covalent chemistries for applications in 3D printing and polymer reprocessing.


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