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Rob Driessen is a postdoctoral researcher in the Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology group of professor Carlijn Bouten. His current work focuses on the mechanical characterization of biological tissues and materials, ranging from tissue (engineering) cultures to explant materials.

Next to his postdoc position, Rob started Mechanobiology Services Eindhoven (MS/e). This is a contract research platform of the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) cluster of the department of Biomedical Engineering. At MS/e, Rob performs contract research for industrial and academic partners, valorizing the equipment and tools used and developed by the REM cluster.

Academic background

Rob Driessen (1990) obtained his MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2015. During his master he performed his externship in the laboratory of professor Elena Aikawa at Birgham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. After graduating Rob started his PhD project in the STEM group with professor Carlijn Bouten and professor Cecilia Sahlgren. Part of his PhD work was performed at the Karolinska Institute with dr. Emma Andersson. He successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Fluid shear stress in endotheliali Notch signaling " on February 11th, 2020.


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