Matthias Schnabelrauch was born in Poessneck, Germany, in 1958. He received a Diploma in chemistry and the Ph.D. degree from the Friedrich-Schiller University (FSU), Jena, Germany, in 1984 and 1988, respectively. After postdoctoral positions at FSU (1988-1991), University of Zurich, Switzerland (1991-1992), and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1993), he served as a Research Fellow at the Hans-Knöll-Institute for Natural Product Research (1994-1996). In 1996, he joined INNOVENT, Jena, a nonprofit, applied research institution, where he works currently as the Head of the Biomaterials Department. From 2003 to date, he held various university teaching positions, for example, at the University for Applied Sciences, Jena, and the University of Applied Sciences Fresenius, Zwickau. His main research interests are the synthesis and characterization of degradable biomaterials and their application in biomedicine and biotechnology. His current research activities are directed to matrix materials for tissue reconstruction, local drug-delivery devices, implant coatings, and in situ curable polymer and composite systems. He is a Member of the European Biomaterial Society (ESB) and the German Society for Material Science (DGM).
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011