A.F. Martins Costa MSc (Ana)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I obtained my master in Membrane Engineering in a joined Erasmus Mundus program between the University of Twente, University of Montpellier and UCT Prague in 2020. This interesting master program allowed me to expand my skills in different membrane processes while exchanging experiences with a highly multicultural group.

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Biomechanical Engineering department in the Engineering Organ Support Technologies group. In the PhD, I research and develop an integrated technology combining the functions of membrane oxygenation (pulmonary support) and hemofiltration (renal support) in a single artificial device. In this project, we aim to provide solutions for a medical complication with great social and economic impact by joining expertise in clinical data analysis, device design and development of animal experiments.


Engineering & Materials Science
Molecular Weight
Nanofiltration Membranes
Medicine & Life Sciences
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation


Costa, A. M. , Halfwerk, F. R., Thiel, J-N., Wiegmann, B., Neidlin, M. , & Arens, J. (2023). Effect of hollow fiber configuration and replacement on the gas exchange performance of artificial membrane lungs. Journal of membrane science, 680, Article 121742. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2023.121742
Strudthoff, L., Focke, J. M., Hesselmann, F., Kaesler, A. , Martins Costa, A., Schlanstein, P. C., Schmitz-Rode, T., Steinseifer, U., Steuer, N. B., Wiegmann, B. , Arens, J., & Jansen, S. V. (2023). Novel Size-Variable Dedicated Rodent Oxygenator for ECLS Animal Models: Introduction of the “Ratox” Oxygenator and Preliminary In-Vitro Results. Micromachines, 14(4), Article 800. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi14040800

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The Netherlands

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z134
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands