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CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS


PhD students:

  • Isabel Olmos Calvo:
Isabel finished her Master's in tissue engineering at the University of Applied Science Technikum Wien (UAS TW) focusing on cellular nanoparticle uptake under elevated fluid-mechanical shear stress conditions. Currently she is conducting her PhD at the Medical University of Vienna (MUW) with research focus on a three-dimensional rheumatoid arthritis tissue model.

isabel(dot)calvo(at)tuwien.ac.at

  • David Wartmann:
David is a trained biophysicist who is conducting his PhD at the Vienna University of Technology focusing on the development of integrated fluid handling for mulitplexed biomarker analysis of microfluidic cell cultures. Currently he is staying as a visiting scientist at Prof. Rich Mathies lab in Berkeley (CA).

david(dot)wartmann(at)berkeley(dot)edu

  • Faheem Ali:
                Faheem is trained eletrical engineer who joined the cellchipgroup during his master's at the Carinthia University of Applied sciences and he is now conducting his PhD on                 biobatteries and self-powered sensing for point-of-care devices.
   
faheem(dot)ali(at)tuwien.ac.at

  • Ece Ergir:
Ece is trained in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine at the University of Applied Science Technikum Wien (UAS TW) and has recently commenced her doctoral studies (Technical Chemistry) at the Vienna University of Technology.

ece(dot)ergir(at)tuwien.ac.at
Postdocs:
  • Helene Zirath
                    Helene who has finished her chemistry PhD at the Vienna University of Technology has joined the cellchipgroup recently and her research is now focussing on the                            establishment of sensor-integrated high-throughput live cell microarrays for nanotoxicology application. 

helene(dot)zirath(at)tuwien.ac.at


  • Mario Rothbauer:
Mario is trained in biomedical engineering and currently conducted his doctoral studies at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) focusing on the development of lab-on-a-chip systems and anisotropic surface coatings for biomedical applications until june 2015. Starting may 2016 he is developing a placenta-on-a-chip system at the Vienna University of Technology.
mario(dot)rothbauer(at)tuwien.ac.at

Master's students:

  • Hajnalka Gondola  - TEER Biosensors for placenta chips

  • Shahin Amirkhalili - Impedance Biosensors for nanotox screening

  • Barbara Bachman - Chondrocyte-laden hydrogels on a chip

  • Tibor Wladimir - Smart bioimpedance implants

  • Bilal Farooq  - Light scattering as biosensor strategy for 3D cell cultures

Staff:

    • Lucas Beran - Rapid prototyping & microfabrication 



Scientists currently hanging out with the cellchipgroup:

  • Maya Plesko:
Maya is a trained molecular biologist who is currently conducting her PhD at the University of Vienna focusing on the establishment of clone libraries using high throughput microfabricated devices.

  • Michaela Purtscher:
Michi is a former chellchipgroup member currently working at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS TW) on beating heart microtissues.

  • Verena Charwat:
Verena is a former chellchipgroup member currently working at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) at the group of Prof. Cornelia Kasper on various aspects of stem cell culture and biology.