Full Professor

Dan Bader

Pressure ulcers represent a chronic condition reflecting Quality of Care and Patient Safety. My aim is to adopt bioengineering strategies to detect early tissue damage and inform effective clinical practice.

Group / Unit
Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology
Department / Section
Biomedical Engineering
Gemini zuid
Floor / room

Research Profile

Dan Bader has been part-time Professor of Soft Tissue Remodeling at the TU/e department of Biomedical Engineering since 2000 in the research group Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology. He also holds the chair of Bioengineering and Tissue Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Southampton (UK), where he has hosted a number of TU/e intern students. In collaboration with Prof. Oomens, he has supported the experimental research associated with biomechanical conditioning of cell seeded constructs for tissue engineering, as well as bioengineering solutions in the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). The latter studies, involving both skin and muscle tissues, have identified the physiological mechanisms associated with mechanical-induced tissue damage, using a multi-scale approach, and have established design solutions for PU prevention. Dan Bader is PI of the UK EPSRC funded Network on “Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin” (2014-19), involving collaborative projects with academics, clinicians and industrialists.

Academic Background

Dan Bader studied Physics (BSc) and Medical Physics (MSc) at the Universities of Liverpool and Aberdeen, followed by a PhD in Southampton. He moved to Oxford University, to research the engineering aspects of pressure ulcer prevention. He later moved to Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) as a lecturer and core research staff member in the IRC in Biomedical Materials, and in 1999 became the first Professor of Medical Engineering at QMUL. In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Bioengineering and Tissue Health in the University of Southampton. Since 2000, he has been part-time Professor in Soft Tissue Remodeling at TU/e. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Tissue Viability and Elected Member of World Council of Biomechanics (2006-).

Educational Activities

  • Basic tissue engineering

Ancillary Activities

  • Professor of Medical Engineering, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London