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Here you can meet the Biomaterials Group multidisciplinary research team.
It includes engineers, biotechnologists, chemists and biomedical specialists working together towards highly specialized goals.

Wojciech Święszkowski


Professor Wojciech Święszkowski obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland and he completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at TU Delft, The Netherlands. He obtained his habilitation at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at WUT, where he is professor and leader of the Biomaterials Group. He visited several universities abroad, including Harvard University and TU Wien. His research interests involve the design of advanced biomaterials for engineering cartilage, bone, tendon, muscle, and microvascular tissues, as well as the development of 3D-printing and bioprinting technologies, computer modeling and characterization of biomaterials, and the development of drug delivery systems. He was also Conference Chair of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) European Chapter Conference 2022, held in Krakow, Poland. He will chair and host the 2025 International Conference on Biofabrication in Warsaw, Poland.


Emilia Choińska


Her scientific interests are focused on biodegradable polymers and composites, their preparation, modification, characterization, and processing into final structures, mainly into bone scaffolds and local drug delivery systems. She uses research techniques such as: DSC, TGA, GPC, FTIR, UV-VIS spectroscopy, contact angle measurements and SEM. She co-authored many papers published in journals indexed in JCR.

Joanna Idaszek


She is a biotechnologist (WUT) with a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (WUT).  She is interested in cartilage and bone tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting, decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) hydrogels and cells – biomaterials interactions. Latest interests include development and characterization of fibre-reinforced hydrogel scaffolds and in vitro evaluation of 3D porous titanium scaffolds fabricated by means of LPBF. She is PI of the project “Osteoinductive hydrogels for regeneration of bone tissue and bioprinting”.

Ewa Kijeńska-Gawrońska


She is an industrial biotechnologist (M.Sc.Eng.) with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.  Specialist in the fabrication of polymeric and composite nonwovens for applications in tissue engineering and biotechnology. Her recent research focuses on developing nanofiber/hydrogel hybrid structures and fibrous structures based on recycled polymers. Co-author of many scientific articles in prestigious journals from JCR. She has participated in many national and international research projects on fabricating tissue scaffolds and drug carriers for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  PI of the CorPatch project.

Marcin Heljak


His primary interest is focused on the finite element method and artificial intelligence methods application in designing tissue engineering scaffolds. He is an expert in the mechanical characterization of biomaterials. He co-authored many scientific articles published in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals.

Jakub Jaroszewicz


He is specialized in X-ray (XR) analysis/imaging techniques (e.g., XRD, SXRD, PXRD, XANES) and Computed Tomography (CT) of biomaterials such as Ceramics, Composites, Powders and Nanomaterials. His research broaden material characterization towards tissue engineering applications, especially for bone tissues.

Karol Szlązak


His research deals with topics related to the design, manufacturing and characterization of modern materials for applications in tissue engineering. In particular, his research interests are focused on innovative solutions in modeling and characterization of materials, including microcomputed tomography supported by qualitative techniques and quantitative analysis of three-dimensional images.

Michał Gloc


He has many years of experience in the selection of materials and materials testing for industry, biomaterials and biocomposites. He is involved in inspections, assessments and analyzes of damages to exploited structural elements. He has been dealing with technologies to obtain materials with unique properties from innovative explosive methods in the field of mechanics and microstructure of metallic materials, which are used as base materials for the bioindustry.

Mehdi Khanmohammadi


He received his MSC in Chemical Engineering at Sahand University of Technology and his PhD in Engineering Science from Osaka University. Then he moved to the Iran University of Medical Sciences as Assistant Professor for 3 years. He has joined Biomaterials Group in Warsaw University of Technology since March 2023 as Research Assistant Professor. His research focuses on Biofabrication of Engineered Tissue Constructs in different shapes and architectures through microfluidic and 3D bioprinting technologies for materials and drug screening. He is interested in functionalization of biomaterials as tissue-specific interactive substrates.

Żaneta Górecka


Żaneta is working on the development of biodegradable composite materials for medical imaging. Such materials can be used as markers during computer-assisted surgical operations, in diagnostic imaging or during radiotherapy. Moreover, the field of her interest is bone tissue engineering and development of the composite materials for tissue engineering scaffolds, which will improve the bone regeneration.

PhD Candidates

Ewa Walejewska


Her research interests focus on the development of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models for cancer research. As a part of her Ph.D. thesis, she uses osteosarcoma cell lines to produce malignant spheroids embedded in a hydrogel platform. Such bone tumor platform is surrounded by the healthy cancellous bone tissue model fabricated using a 3D printing approach (PED) to study the invasion of cancer cells towards healthy tissue.

David Martínez Pérez


He is interested in the design and development of 3D printed medical devices with antimicrobial properties, such as orthopedic implants, catheters, and wound dressings. He uses drop on demand (DOD) to develop novel antimicrobial coatings on orthopedic implants and catheters, and melt electrowriting (MEW) to manufacture novel wound dressings loaded with antimicrobial compounds to prevent bacterial skin infections.

Alessia Paradiso


Her research interests revolve around microfluidic-assisted 3D-(bio)printing techniques for soft tissue engineering. She mainly works in the biofabrication field, to develop hydrogel-based fibrous scaffolds for tissue microvascularization using a co-axial wet-spinning technology.

Marina Volpi


Her research focuses on the biofabrication of hydrogel-based highly biomimetic scaffolds for skeletal muscle tissue engineering, using 3D bioprinting and microfluidic spinning.

Diana Martínez Guerrero


She is researching the corrosion performance of biodegradable magnesium-based implants for bone-implants applications. Her specific research focuses on the assessment of implant degradation and characterization of the surface morphology and chemical composition of the corrosion layers formed on Mg-based devices from in vitro tests and in vivo animal models by using electron microscopy.

Pasquale Posabella


He is currently working on the design, 3D printing (through light-based technologies), and characterisation of porous structures aimed at optimising mechanical properties of, among others, the engineered bone tissue. His research is also oriented toward machine-learning algorithms coupled with finite-element modelling.

Aleksandra Zielińska


Aleksandra is working with magnesium alloys as biomaterials, using additive manufacturing to produce research materials. She is also interested in the description of the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys.

Marlene Gonzalez Garcia


Her research is centered on zinc alloys as biomaterials, particularly for biodegradable cardiovascular stenting applications developed through additive manufacturing techniques. Additionally, she is interested in characterizing and analyzing the corrosion behavior of such zinc alloys.