Prof. Sander Leeuwenburgh studied Materials Science and Engineering at Delft University of Technology where he graduated at the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry in 2001 (cum laude). He obtained his PhD degree at the Radboud University Medical Center in 2006 (cum laude). He was appointed as assistant professor at the same university in 2008. From August 2009 until December 2010 he was visiting scholar at the Department of Biomaterials at Kyoto University Medical Hospital (Kyoto, Japan). During his scientific career he received several awards and grants from organisations such as the Dutch Technology Foundation (NWO VENI and VIDI) and the Dutch Self-Healing Materials Program. On 1 April 2018, he was appointed as full professor Regenerative Biomaterials.