Doctoral thesis success: Jonas Hazur

Prof. Boccaccini and Dr.-Ing. Jonas Hazur with his doctorate hat

We congratulate Jonas Hazur for successfully defending his doctoral thesis titled “Chemically and physically modified alginate-based bioinks for 3D biofabrication” on 16th December 2022. Jonas carried out his doctoral project in our Institute supervised by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini in the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 225 ‘From the fundamentals of biofabrication towards functional tissue models’ in collaboration with Prof. Ben Fabry’s Biophysics Group at FAU.

The examination board was composed by Prof. Gregor Lang (Univ. of Bayreuth), Prof. Silvia Budday (Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAU), Prof. Dirk Schubert (Institute for Polymer Materials, FAU) and Prof. Boccaccini. Prof. Boccaccini highlighted the top results obtained by Jonas in his research project (project A01 in TRR 225), focusing on the development of alginate based printable hydrogels for biofabrication showing the enhancement of bioink properties by pre-crosslinking approaches. His thesis has led to publications in high impact journals (e.g. ref. [1], [2]).

Many congratulations to Jonas for his achievement, we wish him all the best in his future career.

[1] J. Hazur, et al., Improving alginate printability for biofabrication: establishment of a universal and homogeneous pre-crosslinking technique, Biofabrication, 2020, 12(4):045004.

[2] J. Hazur, et al., Stress relaxation amplitude of hydrogels determines migration, proliferation, and morphology of cells in 3-D culture, Biomater. Sci. 2022,10, 270-280Biomater. Sci. 2022,10, 270-280.