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MAP alumnus receives prestigious Dutch fellowship

Mani Diba; picture courtesy of Mani Diba

MAP alumnus, Mani Diba, has received the Rubicon fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to perform postdoctroral research in the group of Prof. Antonios Mikos at Rice University (USA).

Mani graduated from MAP in 2012, after studying the focal subjects of biomaterials and bioprocessing, and nanomaterials and nanotechnology. During his MAP studies, he carried out his Master’s thesis under the supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Prof. Robin N. Klupp Taylor, including a research internship at Imperial College London (UK).

Mani then moved to Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands for his PhD, and graduated with the highest distinction. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). “I am indeed deeply grateful to MAP, because it provided me with an extensive theoretical and practical scientific background, which has been essential for the interdisciplinary research of my PhD and beyond,” Mani said.

“I am especially fascinated to observe that my education from MAP has allowed me to engage in research in such a variety of subject areas and international settings. MAP has offered me a truly relevant and invaluable basis for my future career.”

With the Rubicon fellowship, Mani will combine his background in colloidal hydrogels with 3D printing technologies at the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, to develop new biomaterials-based tissue engineering solutions.