Dr Aurelien Forget
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BiographyDr. Aurelien Forget has obtained is Master of Science in Polymer Chemistry from the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, in 2009. During his studies he gained an extensive international experience by working in various research laboratories. In 2007 at Hamilton College, (Clinton, New York, USA) through the Hamilton College Junior Year in France exchange program and at the Max Planck Institute for Colloid and Interface (Gölm, Germany), through the Erasmus exchange program. In 2008 he was invited for an internship at the University of Florida (Gainnesville, Florida, USA) through the US-National Science Fundation (NSF) founded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. For his master thesis, in 2009 he joined the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry of the University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) where Aurelien stayed to pursue his Doctoral studies. Aurelien was awarded his Ph. D. with ”Summa Cum Laude” (highest grade) at the University of Freiburg in 2014 with the thesis: "Synthetic Extracellular Matrix for Controlled Endothelial Cell Organization". Later in 2014 he was offered a postdoctoral associate positon at the University of South Australia where he worked as part of the Collaborative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing (CRC-CTM) where he was developing solutions for the transport and transplantation of pancreatic islets. Aurelien joined the laboratory of Ass. Prof. Tim Dargaville at the Queensland University of Technology in February 2017 as Associate Lecturer where he is currently working on hydrogels.
Aurelien’s research focuses on developing novel materials for biological and medical applications. His research interest is oriented toward developing novel systems to understand the interactions between cells and their extracellular matrix. This involves developing synthetic models based on polymers hydrogels and functional surfaces that can be later used in biomedical applications. The development of these innovations is driven by Aurelien's passion for solving current and future health care challenges, specifically in the area of regenerative medicine.
hydrogel, biomaterials, 3D Bioprinting, agarose, carboxylated agarose, medical device, polysaccharide, wound dressing, polymer, chemistry