ESR4 - Porous aerogel microfibres: development of a novel multi-functional wound dressing

Name: Matin Rostamitabar

ESR no: 4





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.


  • Cellulose aerogel fibers, Wound dressing, Controlled release, Scaffolds, Active pharmaceutical ingredient

Link to the PhD thesis


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:


Contact information:

  • Matin Rostamitabar
  • Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Koestraat 1, 6167 RA Geleen, Netherlands
  • +31 (0)6 85287939