Thomas Mortelmans, PhD candidate at University of Basel & Paul Scherrer Institute

Swiss Nanoscience Institute, Switzerland

Thomas Mortelmans, born 1994 in Tienen, studied biomedical sciences with a specialisation in bio-electronics and nanotechnology at Hasselt University, Belgium. During his master thesis, he focussed on the synthesis of stimuli-responsive polymeric nanocarriers for controlled differentiation of dental pulp stem cells.

In 2017 he started his doctoral studies at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, combining both state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques with bio-medically relevant applications. His research is focussed on the development of a three-dimensional (3D) PMMA microfluidic size sorter for use in life sciences. The project is a collaboration between the Laboratory of Micro-and Nanotechnology (LMN) at the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Center for Cellular Imaging and NanoAnalytics (C-CINA) at the Univesity of Basel. Thomas has a keen interest in interdisciplinary research projects that situate themselves at the interface of material sciences, nanotechnology and biomedicine.
10 AUGUST 2020