Breakthrough of the year

The 2015 Nanonica Prize has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Jos Malda for the development of soft hydrogels reinforced with highly organized, high-porosity microfiber networks that are 3D-printed with a technique termed as melt electrospinning writing. This approach offers a fundament for producing tissue constructs with biological and mechanical compatibility.

The research is detailed in the paper "Reinforcement of hydrogels using three-dimensionally printed microfibres".


Prof. Dr. Jos Malda

Associate Professor and Head of Orthopaedic Research
Department of Orthopaedics
University Medical Center Utrecht
The Netherlands