L.R. Spoelstra MSc (Laurens)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Laurens Spoelstra obtained his bachelor's and master's degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Bioengineering Technologies from the University of Twente in 2020 and 2022. During his master's assignment, he worked on developing and designing a Joint-on-chip multi-organ-on-chip platform to study arthritis. After winning the TGS Award 2022 for his proposal for incorporating integrated (bio)sensing in an envisioned Joint-on-Chip platform, he is now working as a PhD Candidate in a collaboration of the DBE (Prof. Karperien), AMBER (Prof. Le Gac), and BIOS (Prof. Segerink) groups.

In his PhD project, Laurens will optimize existing synovium-on-chip and cartilage-on-chip platforms on both the biological and engineering levels with the end goal to combine them into a first-of-a-kind Joint-on-Chip platform. Additionally, he will work on developing a microfluidic breadboard and biosensing platform to study chondro-synovial crosstalk in the Joint-on-Chip, to increase our understanding of arthritis and to assist in future drug development.


Engineering & Materials Science
Physics & Astronomy
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Biological Marker

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ZH130
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  ZH130
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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