PhD theses

Microfluidic models of metastasis: In vitro approaches to study the tumor microenvironment, Jelle Sleeboom (2020) TU/e. Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Jaap den Toonder, prof. dr. Cecilia Sahlgren.

Guide to the heart: Differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells towards multiple cardiac subtypes,

Verena Schwach (2020) LUMC, Supervisors: prof. dr. Christine Mummery and prof. dr. Robert Passier.

Building blocks of the human heart, Elisa Giacomelli (2019) LUMC. Promotor: Prof. dr. Christine Mummery, co-promotors: dr. Valeria Orlova and dr. Milena Bellin.

Monolithic integration of silicon and polymer microstructures for Organ-on-Chip applications, William Fausto Quiros Solano (2019) Delft University of Technology. Promotor: Prof.dr. Lina Sarro.

Organ-on-Silicon, Nikolas Gaio (2019) Delft University of Technology. Promotor: Ronald Dekker.


Nano- and microengineered neuronal cell networks for brain-on-chip technology,  Alex J. Bastiaens  (2019) TU/e. Supervisors: Regina Luttge and Jaap den Toonder.

Oviduct-on-a-chip, Creating an in vitro oviduct to study bovine gamete interaction and early embryo development, Marcia Ferraz (2018) UU. Promotor: prof.dr. Tom Stout, co-promotors: dr. Bart Gadella and dr. Peter Vos.

A novel Microfluidic Platform to study Cancer Cell Invasion, Hossein Eslami Amirabadi (2018) TU/e. Supervisor: prof. dr. ir. Jaap den Toonder. Co-supervisor: Regina Luttge.

Quantifying the effect of structural manipulations on cellular stress generation, Inge E.A.W. van Loosdregt (2018) TU/e. Supervisors: Carlijn Bouten and Cees Oomens; co-supervisor Sandra Loerakker.

Electrical and microfluidic technologies for organs-on-chips: Mimicking blood-brain barrier and gut tissues Marieke Willemijn van der Helm (2018) University of Twente.
Supervisors/Advisors: Albert van den Berg, Jan C.T. Eijkel,  Loes Irene Segerink.

Coming of age of human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes Georgios Kosmidis (2017) LUMC.

Supervisor: Prof. C.L. Mummery

Development of Microfluidic Platforms for Screening Cell-Biomerial Interactions David Miguel Baiao Barata (2017) Maastricht University. 

Supervisors: Pamela Habibovic and Clemens van Blitterswijk.

3D Liver Models in Tissue Engineering and Toxicology Viktoriia Starokozhko (2016), University of Groningen. Supervisors Prof. G.M.M. Groothuis Prof. E.M.J. Verpoorte; Assessment Committee Prof. F. Russel Prof. P. Olinga Prof. R. J. Porte 
Small Systems, Small Sensors Pieter E. Oomen (2016), University of Groningen. Supervisors Prof. dr. E.M.J. Verpoorte Prof. dr. G.M.M. Groothuis; Assessment committee Prof. dr. W.R. Browne Prof. dr. J.G.E. Gardeniers Prof. dr. K. Cheung
Microgel technology for improved beta cell transplantation Sieger Jacob Henke (2016), University of Twente. Promotor: Marcel Karperien. Co-promotors: Aart van Apeldoorn, Jeroen Leijten.
A journey towards an extrahepatic islet delivery device with a tissue engineering toolbox in hand Marchioli, Giulia (2017). University of Twente. Promotor: Marcel Karperien. Co-promotors: Aart van Apeldoorn, Lorenzo Moroni

Brain-on-a-Chip Integrated Neuronal Networks Sijia Xie, 28/10/2016, University of Twente, Mesoscale Chemical Systems group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology.  Promotor: Han Gardeniers (University of Twente); copromotor: Regina Luttge (TU/e).

From Fetus towards Adult, Marcelo Catarino Ribeiro, 13/10/2016, Leiden University/LUMC; Promotors: Christine Mummery, Robert Passier 

Don't skip a beat: studying cardiac rhythm with human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes Harsha D. Devalla, 13/09/2016, University of Leiden, Faculty of Medicine. Promotors: Christine Mummery; Robert Passier

Microfabrication and microfluidics for 3D brain on a chip Bart Schurink, 23/06/2016, University of Twente, Meso Scale Chemical Systems group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. Promotor: Han Gardeniers (University of Twente); copromotor: Regina Luttge (TU/e).

Fluorescent gene reporters in human pluripotent stem cells. As model for studying human heart development and cardiomyocyte differentiation Sabine den Hartogh, 18/05/2016, LUMC. Promotors: Prof.dr. C.L. Mummery and  Prof. dr. R. Passier

Out-of-cleanroom magnetic artificial cilia Ye Wang, 14/01/2016; Eindhoven University of Technology, research group Microsystems; Promotors: Jaap den Toonder and Patrick Anderson)
Microfluidic platforms for cell analysis: applied to study cell mechanics and high-throughput screening Guansheng Du, 12/01/16; Eindhoven University of Technology, research group Microsystems. Promotors: J.M.J. den Toonder, Qun Fang
Stretchable Micro-Electrode Arrays for Electrophysiology Saeed Khoshfetrat Pakazad, 06/5/2015, TU Delft, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Microelectronics & Computer Engineering, Promotor: Prof. Dr. Ir. R. Dekker