March 3, 2022

Interview MDR PhD student: Hannah Brouwer

Who are you, what is your background and how did you get involved in MDR?

My name is Hannah, 24 years ago I was born in Tilburg, and 6 years ago I moved to Eindhoven to study biomedical engineering at TU/e. Always intrigued by tissue regeneration, I was happy to be able to follow the Regenerative Medicine & Technology master track during which I was introduced to the interesting research of MDR as well.

Tell us a little bit more about the research you are planning to do within MDR.

Starting on January 10 I will be doing research under supervision of Anthal Smits, Jasper Foolen and Carlijn Bouten. I am looking forward to focus on in situ tissue engineering, getting to know the team and gaining more expertise on this subject!

Who is your biggest example in science and why?

I find it hard to choose one person, but I always get very excited and inspired by scientists who can translate their complex research to a general audience and by that show the relevance for and impact on society. Something I would like to contribute to​ as well.

What do you do in your free time and how can we recognize the typical Hannah?

I love to spend time with my family and friends, having dinner together, watch live music, play hockey, or go to parties. At the same time I like to stimulate my creative self with DIY projects every now and then.

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