David Martinez received his BSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2015. He continued for his MSc in Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016. His master thesis was titled “β-Glucocerebrosidase encapsulation in PLGA nanocapsules as a promising treatment for Parkinson’s disease”. This project was carried out in collaboration with Vall d’Hebron Research Institute in Barcelona (Spain), where he performed different in-vitro experiments.
He started his PhD studies in September 2017 in Warsaw University of Technology, under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Święszkowski. The main objective of David’s project is the development of coating formulations for 3D printing technologies with antimicrobial properties. These formulations will protect against biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermis on different medical devices.
Being part of Print-Aid is a great opportunity to learn and get experience from academia and industry. David will work four months in Academic Medical Centre (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) performing in vitro and in vivo studies, and four months in Voxdale (Antwerp, Belgium).