dr. N.A. (Nicholas) Kurniawan - Expertise

Kurniawan, dr. N.A.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Section :
Soft Tissue Biomechanics & Tissue Engineering
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 4.111
Tel :
+31 40-247 2347
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Email :

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  • D14210 - Technical mechanics
  • D21200 - Biophysics, clinical physics
  • D23222 - Cardiovascular disorders
  • Mechanobiology
  • Soft matter
  • Cell migration
  • Biopolymers
  • Cancer metastasis
  • Rheology


Nicholas Kurniawan received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the National University of Singapore (Singapore), studying the role of matrix viscoelasticity in cancer metastasis. He then carried out his postdoctoral research as a Marie Curie Fellow in FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam (the Netherlands), investigating the hierarchical structure–property relation in the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrices. In 2015, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Combining his expertise on biopolymers physics, cell biomechanics, and cytoskeletal rheology, his current research focuses on the biophysical and mechanobiological aspects of cell–matrix interactions and the applications in regenerative medicine. He is also a member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS).