Jennifer Patterson received a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton University (USA) in 1998 and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington (USA) in 2007. From 1998-2001 she worked for the start-up company Therics Inc. (USA) developing 3D printed dental and bone implants, and from 2007-2011 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the research group of Prof. Jeffrey Hubbell at EPFL (Switzerland) researching hydrogels for tissue engineering applications. From 2011-2017 she was an assistant professor in the department of materials engineering at KU Leuven, and she is now working for the start-up company BIOFABICS LDA (Portugal), which focuses on next-generation solutions for studying, mimicking, repairing, and replacing living tissues and organs. She is collaborating with Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs and Mostafa EzEldeen of OMFS-IMPATH in the area of hydrogel biomaterials and bioprinting for dental regenerative applications.
Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs