Master's program

Below you can find more information on master's courses, internships and projects within our group; the projects are cathegorized by research line.
Please contact us if you want to do a master's program in our group.


Please find the course information and details on Canvas and Osiris via

8TM00 - Bone Cells and Tissue Mechanics (Bot Cel en Weefsel Mechanica), Bert van Rietbergen and Sandra Hofmann
8TM10 - Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Cartilaginous Tissues (Kraakbeen Biomechanica), Keita Ito and Jasper Foolen
8TC20 - Basic Tissue Engineering, Sandra Hofmann and Keita Ito
8F170 - Clinical Module Orthopaedics (Klinische Module Orthopedie), Chris Arts and Bert van Rietbergen
8R000 - Introduction to Regenerative Medicine and Technology, René van Donkelaar
8SM20 - Biomaterials (Biomaterialen), Patricia Dankers, Sandra Hofmann and Chris Arts

Internships - Recent Examples

Bone Structure & Function (Bert van Rietbergen)

The correlation between lower limb joint moments and knee joint mechanics during activities of daily living - Melissa Bevers
Dr. Colin R. Smith, Prof.dr. William R. Taylor- ETH Zürich, Laboratory of Movement Biomechanics, Zürich, Switserland.

Articular Cartilage (Rene van Donkelaar)  

Orientation anisotropy of articular cartilage in high spin-lock powers and its correlation to biomechanical properties - Isabel Stavenuiter
Prof. R. Korhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage group, Kuopio, Finland.

Evaluation of shear mechanics and shape delity of PCL scaffolds, 3D printed with variation of print temperature and speed - Nikki Valckx
S. Scheurer, Prof. Daniel Kelly, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Bone Tissue Engineering (Sandra Hofmann) 

Multiscale modeling for femoral strain prediction of a prepubescent population during level walking - Elmer Middendorp
Ing. F. Taddei, Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, IOR - Medical Technology Laboratory, Bologna, Italy.

3D printing of composite calcium phosphate and silk fibroin scaffolds for bone tissue engineering - Esther Cramer 
Prof. D.L. Kaplan, Dr. V. Fitzpatrick, Tufts University School of Engineering / Department of Biomedical Engineering Medfort, Massachussets, USA.

Controlling the shape of tissue engineered bone using a 3D-printed scaffold - Evy van den Broek
Associate Prof. A. Schindeler, University of Sydney, Paediastrics and Child Health, the Children's hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.

The antibacterial properties of DHP-coated rabbit bone allograft in comparison to 45S5 BAG - Rienk Schuiringa
Prof W. (Bill) Walsh, Dr V. Lovric, Dr R. Chen, University of New South Wales, Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (SORL), Sydney, Australia.

The proangiogenic potential of novel polymeric calcium releasing scaffolds for bone regeneration - Manon Sleddens
Dr. S. Pérez Amodio, IBEC Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies, Barcelona, Spain.

Intervertebral Disc (Keita Ito)

Alginate recovered double-network hydrogel constructs for articular cartilage tissue engineering - Celien Jacobs
Associate Prof. T. Klein Queensland University of Technology, Department of Cartilage Regeneration Laboratory, Brisbane, Australia.

The effect of passaging and priming on CD166 expression and mechanical properties of chondrocyte - Ellen van Rooij
Assistant Prof. G. O’Connell, University of California, Department Mechanical Engineering, California, Berkeley, USA.

Biomechanical characterization of L3-L4 spinal joint with use of robotic testing facility - Guusje Evers
Dr. P. Little, Queensland University of Technology, Paediastric Spine Research Group, Brisbane, Australia.

Graded nucleotomy in lumbar intervertebral discs and its influence on stiffness characteristics: An in vitro biomechanical investigation - Meike Kleuskens
Dr. A. Diwan, Dr. Ir. U. Chamoli, University of New South Wales, St. George hospital campus, Spine Service, Sydney, Australia.

Breast Biomechanics - Iris Lauwers
Dr. T. Prasad Babarenda Gamage, Prof. M. Nash, University of Auckland, Bioengineering Institute, Auckland, New Zealand.


Final Projects - Recent Examples