BIOMET4D researcher presents a new design approach to biodegradable biodevices at Biodevices 2024 Conference

Recently, BIOMET4D researcher William Solórzano-Requejo from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) took part in the Biodevices 2024 Conference in Rome, Italy as part of the 17th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies.

In his presentation, entitled “Biodegradable Biodevices: A Design Approach Based on Cellular Automaton”, William focused on the role of BIOMET4D in simulating the biodegradation processes of polymers and metals.

This was achieved through a cellular automaton approach, aimed at designing personalized 4D shape-morphing implants. Further, he delved into how this innovative degradation model could enhance the development of proof-of-concept shape-shifting actuators, which are triggered by biodegradation.

As a predoctoral researcher and mechanical-electrical engineer, William is one member of the UPM team involved in BIOMET4D alongside Prof. Andrés Díaz Lantada, Prof. Juan Manuel Munoz-Guijosa, Prof. Adrián López Arrabal, Prof. Francisco Franco Martínez and Pedro J. Ortego Garcia.

BIOMET4D is coordinated by IMDEA Materials Institute and is a collaborative research effort which, along with the UPM, also involves Meotec GmbH, Schaeffler Aerosint, the University of Galway, Uniklinik Köln and the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón.

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