“Synthetic extracellular matrices which truly mimic their natural counterparts can open new avenues for engineering of various human tissues”
Mani Diba received a B.Sc. degree in 2010 in Materials Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (Iran). He conducted his B.Sc. thesis in the area of nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. In 2012, he received a M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Advanced Materials and Processes from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). He performed his M.Sc. thesis at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Imperial College London (UK) focusing on the electrophoretic deposition of nanomaterials. In 2013, he started his PhD degree in the Department of Biomaterials at Radboud University Medical Center (The Netherlands) focusing on the development of self-healing biomaterials. During his PhD studies, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard University (USA) and Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany). In October 2017, he started working as a postdoctoral researcher in the DankersLab. His current research focuses on the development of synthetic extracellular matrices.