Hakan Gürbüz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Health Tech Department, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Health Tech). He is from Turkey, where he took his B.Sc. degree in Physics at the Dokuz Eylul University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Anadolu University. Afterwards, he did double M.Sc. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Ege University and Biomedical Technologies at Dokuz Eylul University. During his studies, Hakan developed a homemade 3D bioprinter and performed his theses on the production, characterization, and bioprinting of a magnetic nanoparticle-based bioink and its applications in neural tissue engineering. After his Master degrees, he started his Ph.D. studies at the Bioengineering Department, DTU, as an industrial Ph.D. student under the Training4CRM project (Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Project), and he worked for Felixprinters B.V. in Utrecht (the Netherlands) as an R&D engineer. In his Ph. D project, he designed and developed the commercialized FELIX BIOprinter and focused on biofabrication techniques to improve reproducibility and solve the size limitations of brain organoid culture. Besides his academic activities, he founded two start-ups and one private company as an entrepreneur.
Within GUTVIBRATIONS, Hakan will be supervised by Prof. Martin Dufva.
Hakan’s postdoctoral project will focus on testing the usability and biocompatibility of cell culture devices for linking organoids together, developing technology to structure hydrogels based on silk, characterizing the mass transport in these systems, and validating robotically assisted cell culturing and infection models. The work will involve using cancer cell lines and primary cells in the initial phase and organoids in the final stages of testing.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of the biggest technical universities in northern Europe. In 2010, DTU was ranked as No. 1 in Scandinavia and No. 7 in Europe. DTU has 10.000 students with 25 international MSc programs, and 400 new PhD students yearly. The Department for Health Technology facilitates cross disciplinary research including for example environment where micro- and nanotechnology, optics, chemistry, medical technologies, medicine and biotechnology.