Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor

Amir Zadpoor was appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, 3mE, Delft University of Technology.
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Prof.dr. Amir Zadpoor

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Full Professor
Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics 

On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology. 

The executive board can only award the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek distinction to a limited number of professors who are appointed through the internal procedure and who perform exceptionally well. It is an honorary title. 

Amir Zadpoor has become the expert in the area of 3D printing and origami techniques in recent years. Amir Zadpoor and his team combine the traditional Japanese paper-folding technique with the latest technology in 3D-printing. They use it to develop all kinds of constructions that can be rolled up, shaped into a helix, unrolled and crunched into each other in various 3D structures, which is referred to as shape-shifting. The team uses new materials, which are built up from several 3D-printed layers and which can change shape by means of external stimuli (for example, an increase in temperature). These materials are a first small step towards application in medical implants.

Source: TU Delft, 3mE

More information on the work of Amir Zadpoor can be found on his website

Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor

Prof.dr. Amir Zadpoor

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Full Professor
Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics 

On 10 October 2017 TU Delft’s executive board has decided to appoint Amir Zadpoor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek full professor. Amir Zadpoor is chair of Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology. 

The executive board can only award the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek distinction to a limited number of professors who are appointed through the internal procedure and who perform exceptionally well. It is an honorary title. 

Amir Zadpoor has become the expert in the area of 3D printing and origami techniques in recent years. Amir Zadpoor and his team combine the traditional Japanese paper-folding technique with the latest technology in 3D-printing. They use it to develop all kinds of constructions that can be rolled up, shaped into a helix, unrolled and crunched into each other in various 3D structures, which is referred to as shape-shifting. The team uses new materials, which are built up from several 3D-printed layers and which can change shape by means of external stimuli (for example, an increase in temperature). These materials are a first small step towards application in medical implants.

Source: TU Delft, 3mE

More information on the work of Amir Zadpoor can be found on his website