Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Nicholas Kurniawan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore, after which he performed postdoctoral research as a Marie Curie fellow in AMOLF (Amsterdam). His current research focuses on understanding how the physical and mechanical interactions between cells and cellular environments shape physiological tissue function and drive pathologies. His interdisciplinary team combines approaches from biophysics, soft matter, mechanobiology, microfabrication, and cell biology with an outlook of exploiting cell–materials interactions for biomedical applications. His work is supported by grants from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant), the Dutch Research Council (NWO), Health-Holland (TKI-LSH), and Holland High Tech (TKI-HTSM), as well as national consortia Materials-Driven Regeneration (MDR) and EyeSciTe (Chemelot InSciTe). He serves as an Associate Editor for BMC Research Notes (Springer Nature) and is an Editorial Board Member of the journal Communications Biology (Nature Research). He is also the Deputy Managing Director (Europe) for International Indonesian Scholars Association.