Description of the IRP:
Nowadays, there is no single treatment in order to fulfil all requirements of wound healing process. Thus, designing a multi-functional dressing holds considerable promises to cover this gap. The main goal of the project is to develop a novel wound dressing scaffold with consecutive overlapping release profiles of bio-active components to promote the four phases of wound healing. The structure of the nano-porous network inside the cellulose/polysaccharide aerogel fibers will be tuned based on the release profile of each bio-active agent that will be covering a particular phase of the healing process. Once the fibers are fabricated, coating techniques will be applied to charge the pores inside the fibers having different morphological characteristics with relevant bio-active components. Finally, the release profile of each component will be evaluated in-vitro and the wound healing functionality of the dressing will be assessed in an in-vivo wound healing model.
About the ESR:
Matin obtained his BSc in “Polymer Engineering” from Tehran Polytechnic (Iran) and his MSc from an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in “Functional Advanced Materials & Engineering” at the University of Augsburg (Germany) & Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).
In August 2018, he joined AMIBM as a Ph.D. candidate to work on the “FibreNet” project, an innovative EU-funded H2020-MSCA-ITN project that trains PhDs in the field of bio-based fibers. His main research focus is on the fabrication of porous aerogel microfibers as a novel multi-functional wound-dressing scaffold for promoting multi-phases of wound healing.
Matin's introductory video of his project: