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Professor of Biofabrication 

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Prof. Dr. Leonid Ionov
pasionate about reading and knowledge, family oriented 
My research interests lie in the areas of polymers, smart materials, biomaterials and polymer-based composites. I am also passionate about developing new 3D printing and bioprinting methods. The use of new fabrication techniques enables the creation of new materials and devices with improved properties.

I am enthusiastic about acquiring new knowledge and concepts, as they enable me to deepen not only my own understanding but also that of my group. I thrive in multicultural environments and am a dedicated team player.

E-mail: leonid.ionov@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5543
Office: Ludwig-Thoma-Str. 36a, Raum 2.01

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Andrea Bodner

E-mail: Andrea.Bodner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6701
Office: TAO, Raum 1.02.15


Sabrina Schwägerl

E-mail: Sabrina.Schwaegerl@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-6703
Office: TAO, Raum 1.02.15



Dr. Indra Apsite-Vinzio 
nature and animal lover, cyclist enthusiast
My research interests revolve around biofabrication utilizing various fiber-forming techniques and 3D bioprinting. My doctoral thesis focused on shape-changing materials, and I consistently find myself drawn back to explore this fascinating topic.

Tel: +49 (0)921 / 55-5530
Email: Indra.Apsite@uni-bayreuth.de

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PhD students


Gissela Katherine Constante Ibarra M. Sc.  
passionate dancer and traveller, food lover
I am currently working in polymers processing for smart devices applications, and after my master studies my heart still beats for biofabrication and tissue engineering. Eager to work in development of actuators and soft robotics, particularly in their application across biological and industrial domains.

Tel: +49 (0)921 / 55-4623
Email: Gissela.Constante@uni-bayreuth.de



Pavel Milkin M. Sc.
backpacker, cook and skier
As a materials scientist, my research interests include ceramics, electron microscopy, and material mechanics. Currently, I am immersed in two exciting projects: one explores the creation of self-healing conductive composites for electronic materials, while the other delves into bioelectrocatalysis for applications in amperometric sensors.

Tel: +49 (0)921 / 55-5530
Email: Pavel.Milkin@uni-bayreuth.de


Zhander Vohr Soreño M. Sc.  
passionate traveller and photographer, crafting lover
With a background in Advanced Materials Processing and in Chemical Engineering, my current focus is on developing strategies to mimic the biomechanical properties of biological tissues. Specifically, I am working on fabricating biomimetic hierarchical structural mats with enhaced strain limiting performance.

Tel: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5519
Email: Zhander.Vohr-Soreno@uni-bayreuth.de



Waseem Kitana M. Sc.  
nature lover with a keen interest in tech
My main interests are 3D printing, tissue engineering, and bioinks development. Presently, I am engaged in working with integrated biofabrication technologies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, particularly employing 3D bioprinting and touch- spinning for skeletal muscle tissue engineering applications.

Tel: +49 (0) 921 / 55-4628
Email: Waseem.Kitana@uni-bayreuth.de


Saskia 2024

Saskia Roth M. Sc.  
book lover, passionate baker, dancer
My research interests are developing biomimicking scaffolds and tissue analogs for modeling the vascular network. Using 4D-biofabrication, I aim to fabricate nature inspired structures copying as accurately as possible the biological architectural structure of natural tissues. 

Tel: +49 (0) 921 / 55-4628
Email: Saskia.Roth@uni-bayreuth.de


Ilia Sadilov M. Sc.  
traveller, follower of game industry
I have a background in material science and membrane technology, these fields include knowledge of inorganic colloidal, surface and polymer chemistry. My work focuses on switchable polymers surfaces capable of altering their wettability through changes in surface topography induced by external stimuli.

Tel: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5519
Email: Ilia.Sadilov@uni-bayreuth.de


Lab technician

Katharina 2024

Katharina Bauer 
nature and food lover, passionate hiker

Tel: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5593
Email: Katharina.Bauer@uni-bayreuth.de

Research visitors

  • Dr. Chiara Pasini - University of Brescia (Italy)
  • Dr. Chosel Lawagon - University of Mindanao (Philippines)
  • Dr. Andrei Zakharov - University of Pennsylvania (USA)



  • Dr. Georgi Stoychev - NIRvana Science (USA)
  • Asst. Prof. Alina Kirillova - Iowa State University (USA)
  • Dr. Yaoming Zhang - Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (China)
  • Dr. Mukesh Agrawal - SABIC Technology Center (India)
  • Dr. Larysa Kutuzova - Hochschule Reutlingen (Germany)
  • Dr. Soumyadip Choudhury - Assistant Professor at IIT Kharagpur (India)
  • Dr. Yuqi Li - College of Materials Science and Engineering, Guillin University of Technology (China)
  • Dr. Arpan Biswas - University of Minnesota (USA)
  • Dr. YongKang Bai - Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)
  • Dr. Neha Tiwari - BioNTech (Germany)
  • Dr. Hossein Goodarzi - University of Göttingen (Germany)

Ph.D. students

  • Dr. Vladislav Stroganov - University Friedrich Schiller Jena (Germany)
  • Dr. Svetlana Zakharchenko - Springer (Germany)
  • Dr. Nikolay Puretskiy - GlobalFoundries (Germany)
  • Dr. Soumyadip Choudhury - IPF Dresden (Germany)
  • Dr. Nidhi Chandrama Dubey - Assistant Professor at Jamia Hamdard University (India)
  • Dr. Ivan Raguzin - Plastic Logic (Germany)
  • ​Mojdeh Azarnia M. Sc. - Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Mairon Truijillo M. Sc. - Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany)
  • Dr. Juan Manuel Uribe Gómez  - University of Galway (Ireland)
  • Amit Shukla M. Sc. 
  • Dr. Andrés Posada - Anton Paar (Germany)
  • ​Aastha Lall M. Sc. - Siegwek (Germany)
  • Ali Yousefinejad M. Sc. - Südzucker AG (Germany)

MS and BS students

  • Andrea Saez M.Sc.
  • ​Shubham Pavale M. Sc.
  • Judith Eubel M. Sc.
  • ​​Franco Raviglione M. Sc. - Optima Pharma GmbH (Germany)
  • Esther Addo M. Sc. - University of Hohenheim (Germany)
  • Ying Xu M. Sc.
  • ​Hanin Alkhamis M. Sc. - Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (Germany)
  • Hazem Alkazemi M. Sc. - The University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Saurav Ranjan Mohapatra M. Sc. - RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Dr. Laura Morales Gamez - Boston Scientific (Ireland)
  • Alexander Lang - TU Dresden (Germany)
  • Evgeny Sperling - TU Dresden (Germany)
  • Denis Graf - TU Dresden (Germany)

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