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Internships

Interns are key people for the Biomaterials Team. They gain experience in specific research topics while providing fundamental work on target projects, cooperating with a supervisor and a tutor who address the person to achieve the proposed scientific goals.

For information about currently available internships and possibile collaborations for Master/Bachelor students in the same frame, please use our contact form.

Master

The Master’s degree of Biomaterials is a 3-semester program run by Warsaw University of Technology at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, with an annual intake for students. The second-cycle studies starts in October. The academic path includes a group of mandatory subjects and a group of elective courses.

Second-cycle studies end with the defense of the Master’s thesis, thus obtaining the title of Master of Science in Materials Engineering of the selected specialization.

For more information, you can visit the official page of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering.

Bachelor

The first-cycle studies – engineering discipline – last 7 semesters and end with the defense of an engineering diploma thesis. The graduate obtains the title of an engineer in the field of Material Engineering.

Among the subjects led in collaboration with the Biomaterials Group: Mechanics of biomaterials, 3D printing techniques, Research Project – Functional Materials.

For more information, you can visit the official page of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering.

List of Available Master Thesis 2023/2024

Supervisor: Prof Wojciech Swieszkowski 
Tutors: M.Sc. Eng. Pasquale Posabella, M.Sc. David Martinez Perez 
Short description: Students will develop microneedle patches starting from to-be-optimised 3D-printed molds, using different geometries and shapes. Morphological and mechanical characterisation will be performed to assess the use of the patches as drug delivery systems (e.g., to allow tissue penetration). Preliminary studies can be performed with the aid of finite element (FE) analysis tools. 
Additional material: doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201801054, doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aat9365 
Implementation time: winter semester 

Supervisor: Prof Wojciech Swieszkowski 
Tutors: M.Sc. David Martinez, Dr. Eng. Joanna Idaszek 
Short description: Preparation of polymeric nanocomposite solutions. Development of tube-like and flat samples by dip-coating technique. Physical and chemical characterization by SEM, FTIR, TGA, DSC, WCA, and degradation. Characterization of cell interactions. 3D printing hydrogels of tubular-like structures for urethra reconstruction. 
Implementation time: Preference to start in the current semester, but second semester is also possible. 

Supervisor: Dr. Eng. Anna Dobkowska, Prof Wojciech Swieszkowski
Tutor: M.Sc. Diana Martinez
Short description: This research will be done within the framework of the project “Development of Advanced Magnesium Alloys for Multifunctional Applications in Extreme Environments” funded by the National Centre for Research and Development in Poland. Mg-LPSO alloys are newly developed group of Mg alloys with superior mechanical properties. We will investigate how various manufacturing routes affect microstructure formation and following corrosion degradation of materials. We will use advanced microscopic techniques (SEM, EBSD) and electrochemical tests to investigate how we can control corrosion degradation of Mg-LPSO alloys.
Implementation time: winter/summer semesters

Supervisor: Dr. Eng. Anna Dobkowska 
Short description: We will focus on the possibilities of fabrication Mg based composite reinforced with nanohydroxyapatite (nHAP). The main scientific aim of this research Is to improve mechanical and corrosion properties of Mg alloys used for bioapplication with a special focus on the orthopedic application. We will prepare and sinter Mg mixtures with nHAP and characterize its properties after sintering and implying plastic deformation. 
Implementation time: winter/summer semesters 

Supervisor: Dr. Eng. Joanna Idaszek 
Short description: The aim of this study is to develop photo-curable bioinks for fabrication of hydrogel scaffolds capable of shape transformation upon in vitro culture. To this end, demineralized and decellularized bone extracellular matrix (dECM) will be decorated with methacrylamide moieties at different degrees of methacrylation (dECM-MA), followed by investigation of the effect of the degree of methacrylation on mechanical properties, swelling ratio, and cell-induced contraction coefficients. Laboratory work will require demineralization and decellularization of porcine bone, characterization of its composition using biochemical analysis, and chemical modification of the dECM. The modified dECM will be subsequently used to fabricate the hydrogel samples. The hydrogels will be characterized with respect to swelling ratio, mass loss and mechanical properties. At the final stage, the hydrogels will be combined with cells, and cell-induced changes of shape, as well as cell viability, will be investigated. 
Implementation time: Realization of the laboratory work could start in the winter semester. 

Supervisor: Prof Wojciech Swieszkowski 
Tutor: Dr. Mehdi Khanmohammadi 
Short description: The aim of this study is to develop vascularized hydrogel constructs through biofabrication approaches capable of perfused media. We will provide hydrogel vessels through coaxial flow focusing on microfluidic systems. The biophysical and biochemical properties of this vessel tube will be optimized to provide mechanically robust fiber. The vascularization properties of vessel tube, as one of the important characteristics of vessels, will be optimized to promote migration and angiogenic features of this vessel. This research activity involves the functionalization of biomaterials, biofabrication techniques, biochemical characterization of biomaterials as well as biological analyses of cultured cells in the developed hydrogel construct. 
Implementation time: winter semester 

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