European training network for development of personalized anti-infective medical devices combining printing technologies and antimicrobial functionality

Baha’a Shaqour holds a master and bachelor degrees in Mechatronics Engineering. Before joining the PrintAID project, he used to work as an instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at An-Najah National University, Palestine. He taught several courses offered by the department and also supervised many graduation project for undergraduate students. Baha’a conducted his master research exploring the current Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies and specializing in the Fused Deposition Modeling method (FDM). He developed an FDM machine based on the open source society called RepRap. The development included improving the movement and the extrusion mechanisms. After joining the PrintAID project, Baha’a started his research at Voxdale which is a design and engineering company located in Belgium. He is also a PhD student at the University of Antwerp. His role in the project is to adapted the FDM process in order to print medical devices that counter react biofilm infections. The incorporation of such new technologies would open the doors for many new advancements in the medical field, which in turn will improve the quality of living for the human beings.