Open Theses at the Institute of Printing Science and Technology

On this page you will find student theses that can be processed at IDD. The complete announcement can be found at the end of each teaser. If you have any questions about the theses offered, please contact the respective supervisor.

  • Development of vascularization channels inside a hydrogel construct using FFF of PVA (polyvinylalcohol) filaments

    2022/06/22

    Masterthesis, Bachelorthesis

    Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering promise artificial organs that could solve the lack of enough donors for organ transplantation. These artificial organs can also be powerful tools to study disease and test new drugs. The biggest challenge is to fabricate these organs in larger scale, as cells die from lack of nutrients and oxygen. To solve this, sacrificial materials –such as PVA- could be used to fabricate channels inside the hydrogel structure of the artifical organ. These channels can be connected to culture medium flow, allowing nutrients to arrive to all the cells of the organ model.

    In this project you will study the degradation kinetics of PVA and design and fabricate a network of PVA channels using FFF printing.

    Supervisor: Mariana Acedo, M.Sc.

    Announcement as PDF

  • Development of an automized tool for the assessment of fluorescence microscopy images

    2022/06/22

    Bachelorthesis

    As part of the development of novel bioinks and bioprinting technologies, the assessment of cell viability before, during and after printing is crucial. One method used is to stain live and dead cells with fluorescent markers and observed under the microscope. In practice, hundreds of images are taken regularly making manual analysis time-consuming and prone to human error.

    The goal of this work is to develop a tool that would allow for automatized image analysis for quantitative assessment of cell viability that can be further used by a very interdisciplinary team in our research activities.

    Supervisor: Mariana Acedo, M.Sc.

    Announcement as PDF

  • Untersuchung der Zell-Matrixinteraktion im FFF-verstärkten 3D-Biodruck zur Herstellung eines Muskelgewebes

    2022/03/22

    Masterthesis, Bachelorthesis, Study-Thesis (Diploma)

    The work focuses on a combination of cell-laden hydrogels reinforced with scaffolds of mechanically stiffer biomaterials, such as thermoplastic biodegradable polymers, to form precursor structures of a muscle tissue. The scaffold reinforcement offers many advantages. For example, chemical, mechanical and electrical signals can be introduced, which can have a positive effect on cell differentiation. In application, the otherwise very soft hydrogel structure can be better transported and attached as an implant in humans. In this work, these hybrid precursor structures of a muscle tissue will be fabricated and characterized.

    Supervisor: Eva Schätzlein, M.Sc.

    Announcement as PDF

  • Untersuchung der Vaskularisation von Gewebemodellen

    2022/03/08

    Masterthesis

    Supervisor: Jamina Gerhardus, M.Sc.

    Announcement as PDF

  • Entwicklung einer automatisierten Auswertung von Papierprägungen mittels optischer Profilometrie (3D Scans)

    2022/02/21

    Masterthesis, Bachelorthesis

    Supervisor: Jakob Feldmann, M.Sc.

    Announcement as PDF