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Dr. Roman Truckenmüller

Roman Truckenmüller

Roman Truckenmüller holds an engineering diploma and a doctorate in engineering science from the Universities of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, Germany, respectively. After working as a development engineer for Siemens in Erlangen, Germany, he worked at the Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. At IMT, he carried out his doctoral project on fabrication of three-dimensional microstructures from polymer membranes, worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of X-ray lithography and headed a research group dealing with membrane-based microfluidic sensors and actuators from polymers. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at the Department of Tissue Regeneration of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where he was appointed assistant professor in 2010.

Roman Truckenmüller’s research focuses on micro- and nanoscale 3D polymer film forming and functionalization technologies and their biomedical applications, with a particular focus on engineering of complex artificial cellular microenvironments using the aforementioned technologies.

Selected publications:

    • Leferink A, Schipper D, Arts E, Vrij E, Rivron N, Karperien M, Mittmann K, van Blitterswijk C, Moroni L, Truckenmüller R. Engineered micro-objects as scaffolding elements in cellular building blocks for bottom-up tissue engineering approaches. Advanced Materials 2014; in press DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304539.
    • Waterkotte B, Bally F, Nikolov PM, Waldbaur A, Rapp BE, Truckenmüller R, Lahann J, Schmitz K, Giselbrecht S. New perspectives for biofunctional micropatterning of thermoformed 3D substrates. Advanced Functional Materials 2014; 24(4): 442–450.
    • Rivron NC, Vrij EJ, Rouwkema J, Le Gac S, van den Berg A, Truckenmüller RK, van Blitterswijk CA. Tissue deformation spatially modulates VEGF signaling and angiogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2012; 109(18): 6886–6891.
    • Giselbrecht S, Reinhardt M, Mappes T, Börner M, Gottwald E, van Blitterswijk C, Saile V, Truckenmüller R. Closer to Nature – Bio-inspired patterns by transforming latent lithographic images. Advanced Materials 2011; 23(42): 4873–4879.
    • Truckenmüller R, Giselbrecht S, Rivron N, Gottwald E, Saile V, van den Berg A, Wessling M, van Blitterswijk C. Thermoforming of film-based biomedical microdevices. Advanced Materials 2011; 23(11): 1311–1329. Read the complete list of publications.

    Read the complete list of publications.