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Microfluidics for drug discovery and development

• May 4th at 13:00 | Speakers: Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietzel, Institute of Microtechnology, Technische Universität Braunschweig | Dr Amirpasha Moetazedian, Lecturer in Medical Engineering, University of Huddersfield | Chair: Sheng Qi |

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Amirpasha is currently a Lecturer in Medical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. His research sits at the interface between biology and engineering, and it is based on three pillars of Materials, Manufacturing, and Monitoring. He graduated with 1st class in BMedSc at University of Birmingham, before completing his Master of Research in developments of new orthopaedic bone cements for vertebroplasty. Amirpasha studied for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University from 2018-2021. His research involved development of a new fundamental understanding about mechanical performance of 3D-printed bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications. During his PhD, he developed the first ever microscale design approach “CONVEX” for material extrusion additive manufacturing, which opens up a new size scale for design (e.g. tens of microns design resolution for a 0.4 mm nozzle) and the opportunity for a step change in novel structural geometries as well as new potential for future 3D printing slicer software.


Since joining University of Huddersfield in 2022, he has continued to research material extrusion additive manufacturing in several areas, all enabled by the CONVEX design approach:


  • Novel structural geometries and design methods
  • Versatile 3D-printed microfluidic devices for regenerative medicine
  • Biomedical Material Performance

Andreas Dietzel:

Academic education and scientific career:

2011 Offer of professorship (W3) “Microtechnology”, TU Braunschweig

2004 Offer of full professorship “Micro- and Nano- Scale Engineering” TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2000 Offer of professorship (C3) “Mikrotechnologie”, University of Applied Sciences, Münster, declined

1989 Obtained doctorate Dr. rer. nat from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

1986 Obtained diploma in physics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


Professional appointments:



since 2012 Prodean of the Faculty of Mechnical Engineering, TU Braunschweig Dean of the Faculty of Mechnical Engineering, TU Braunschweig Full Professor (W3), Director of Institute of Microtechnology at TU Braunschweig

2007–2011 Programm Manager, Holst Center-TNO, The Netherlands

2004–2011 Full Professor Micro-and Nano-Scale Engineering, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2003–2004 Project Manager “Basisentwicklung Beschleunigungssensorik der 3. Generation“, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen

1996–2003 Head of Department, IBM Storage Technology Division, Laboratory for Analytics & Technology Projects, Mainz

1994–1996 Researcher, IBM Research Division, Zürich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland

1990–1994 Team Leader, Transmission Electron Microscopy, IBM Microelectronics Division, Sindelfingen

1989–1990 Postdoc, Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


Recent awards:

2022 Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis (2nd prize) with the research project ”Homeo Hirn“ (speaker: M. Korte)


Innovationspreis des Landes Niedersachsen with the spin-off project “MINDS“


Other professional activities (selection):

since 2022 Deputy speaker for “Engineering for Health”, one of the four research core areas of TU Braunschweig

since 2012 Member of the board “Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering (PVZ), TU Braunschweig

Member of scientific committees; reviewer; patents