Sander Leeuwenburgh has been appointed Professor of Regenerative Biomaterials at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center with effect from 1 April 2018.In 2001 Sander Leeuwenburgh (Gouda, 1977) received his Master (cum laude) in Materials Science from the Delft University of Technology. In the same year he started his doctoral research at the dentistry department of Radboud university medical center.
He also studied piano at the Conservatory in Arnhem, where in 2005 he received a Master, again cum laude. In 2006 he obtained his PhD (cum laude) at Radboud University on research into bioceramic coatings for bone replacement implants.
Leeuwenburgh worked as a guest researcher at Rice University in Houston (USA) and Kyoto University in Kyoto (Japan) and has been associated with the Dentistry Department since 2006, initially as a postdoc, later as a lecturer and associate professor and since 2016 as Principal Investigator.
Sander Leeuwenburgh has received several scholarships for his research, including a Veni and a Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). His work currently includes the development of a new generation of injectable self-healing biomaterials that stimulate the human body to regenerate damaged tissue.
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