Qais Akolawala came from India to the Netherlands to pursue his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft in 2019. He always had a latent interest in biology and cellular studies. His MSc thesis on ‘3D Engineered Glioblastoma Microenvironments’ has been a way to work on this interest, and this amazing collaborative subject. He will now continue ahead as a junior researcher within the group of Dr. Angelo Accardo at TU Delft in the context of an NWO-XS project to assess the efficiency of proton therapy on glioblastoma cells grown within biomimetic architectures. Qais is an avid reader and an experimental cook. He loves to travel to places to know their culture and food and looking forward to doing more of that now that the pandemic is winding down.