"Imagination is more important than knowledge..." - Albert Einstein
I am a curious, ambitious and active scientist, eager for knowledge, and with an urge to understand the world around me. Trained as a biomedical engineer, I found my way through physical, synthetic organic and biochemistry to learn about how molecules interact and can be designed to assembly into macroscopic architectures that allow for functional manipulation and bio-applications. I learned to measure material characteristics from x-ray scattering to rheology and worked with materials that span 10 orders of magnitude (from molecules to cells, tissue and animals). Always taking the curious and creative approach to problems and challenges ensures my research is never shy of excitement.
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5-7-2013 NEWS UPDATE: Maartje won the TU/e 2013 Academic Award for best PhD thesis in 2012 (ceremonial pictures below, photo credit Bart van Overbeeke).
media coverage: ICMS , TU/e press release, Biomedical Engineering department, Pictures
20-3-2013 NEWS UPDATE: Maartje was awarded a 3 year HFSP cross-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship (9 awarded out of 750 applicants) from the European Human Frontiers of Science Program.