dr. P. (Patrick) van Rijn
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2005-2010 PhD (Organic/Physical Chemistry) Delft University of Technology (Netherlands); Supervisor (‘Promotor’): Prof. Dr. J. H. van Esch (dd/mm/yy): 07/06/2010
Title of thesis: Curved Amphipathic Oligothiophenes: Curvature directed Self-Assembly with applications in energy transfer systems and membrane curvature detection in living cells
1999-2005 BSc/MSc (Chemistry) University of Groningen (Netherlands); (dd/mm/yy): 01/09/2005
2019- BiomACS B.V.; Founder & Scientific Advisor.
2018- Associate Professor (UHD); W.J. Kolff Inst., Dep. BioMed. Engin., University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen.
2013-2018 Assistant Professor/Principal Investigator of Independent Research-Group: W.J. Kolff Inst., Dep. BioMed. Engin., University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen.
2013-Present Affiliated Principal Investigator: Associated affiliation to Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Groningen.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
2013-Present Smart interfaces: Developing high-throughput technologies to investigate surface parameter dependent phenomena such as interfacial self-assembly and organization and cell-materials behavior. Create dynamic and smart interfaces to direct and control interface-drived phenomena.
Polymer hydrogels: Alternative complex hydrogel developments where multiple gel parameters are (temporo)spatially controlled through-out the network which allows to obtain new and sophisticated tunable and functional hydrogels. These systems rely on polymeric nanogels (microgels) and serve as (biomedical) nanomaterials and coating materials.
Polymer nanogels (microgels): create complex polymer nanohydrogel particles and incorporate novel chemical approaches such as dissipative assembly, dynamic covalent chemistry but also attribute new functions to them such as catalysis, scavenging & release, added manufacturing approaches (3D-printing), and programmability.
2011-2013 Alexander von Humboldt fellow: Macromolecular Materials and Interfaces, Aachen University (RWTH); DWI-Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany.
2010-2011 Post-doctoral research: Macromolecular Materials and Interfaces, Aachen University (RWTH); DWI-Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany.
ORGANISATION SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2018 Symposium Organizer: Bioinstructive Hydrogels at the Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) conference; under the auspices of “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.”
2017-Present NBTE annual meeting co-organizer: Dutch Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering annual meeting ~100 participants
2017 Kolff-Symposium: NanoBioMaterials and Regenerative medicine.
2017 Kolff lecture series: Initiation of regular international guest lectures for Kolff Institute
2015 Symposium Organizer: Functional Materials and Interfaces at the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS); Largest Material Science conference in Europe.
(INTER)NATIONAL INVITED LECTURES
2018 Leeuwarden, Netherlands, European Water Technology Week, “Polymer coatings against bugs”.
2018 Aachen, Germany, University Medical Center, Colloquium series, „Forces, Materials & Cellular Responses“ “Gradient screening platforms for identifying optimum biomaterial surface parameters directing cellular behavior”.
2017 Groningen, Netherlands, Fisica 2017, Biophysics symposium, “Mechanics, Topography & Chemistry: How to determine multi-parameter influences on cell behavior”.
2017 Hongkong, China, City University of Hongkong, “Gradient screening platforms for identifying optimum biomaterial surface parameters directing cellular behavior”.
2017 Xi’an, China, International Biotechnology Congress (IBC-2017), “Virus Bionanomaterials Development and Potential Clinical Applications”.
2017 Xi’an, China, 7th Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2017), “Screening platform for optimum biomaterial surface engineering to direct cellular behavior”.
2016 Aachen, Germany, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien, “Gradient screening platforms for identifying optimum biomaterial surface parameters directing cellular behavior”.
2016 San Diego, USA, ACS Spring meeting 2016, Colloid & Surface Science Division, "Frontier of the interface of materials and biology: Protein Based Nanomaterials"
2016 Medellin, Colombia, De País en País: Holanda 2016 - Universidad de Antioquia, “Gradient biomaterial surfaces to efficiently elucidate cellular behavior”.
2015 Shanghai, Donghua University. College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology “Manipulating biomaterial surfaces to direct cellular behavior: enhancing treatment efficacy".
2015 Shanghai, China, BIT's 8th World Congress of Regen. Med. & Stem Cell. “Manipulating biomaterial surfaces to direct cellular behavior: enhancing treatment efficacy".
2015 Istanbul, Turkey, Energy Materials and Nanotechnology Conference. “Virus Bionanomaterials Development and Potential Clinical Applications”.
2014 Prague, Czech Republic, 5th Int. Conference on Nanotechn.: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA 2014). "Increasing the complexity of cell-substrate interactions".
2013 Bath, United Kingdom, University of Bath, Department of Chemistry & Physical Chemistry “Polymeric microgels: "smart" polymer nano-platform in material science”.
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