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Dr. Cindy Elschner

Scientist

Dept. Composite Materials
+49 351 4658 1320 +49 351 4658 362

Fields of Work

  • BioEmbroidery: Technical embroidery for manufacturing medical products based on surgical sutures
  • Current priorities: artifical anterior cruciate ligament & embroidered mesh implants

Projects

Current running projects:

  • DFG: »Tissue engineering of the anterior cruciate ligament based on resorbable, embroidered structures«
  • AIF-ZUTECH LoVarMED: »Development of a simulation-aided technologie for a stress-adapted, fiber-based implant with locally adjusted and graduated stiffness«

Completed projects:

  • Thesis: »Analyzing the incorporation of different biomaterials into bone using magnetic resonance imaging« (supported by doctoral grants of the European Social Funds and the Dresden University of Technology)
  • MeDDrive Start: »Investigation of tissue engineered bone substitutes for alveolar cleft osteoplasty in an animal model« (leadership: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine »Carl Gustav Carus«)

Research collaborations

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine »Carl Gustav Carus«,
    Dresden University of Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine »Carl Gustav Carus«, Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Bone group
  • NaMLab gGmbH, Dresden

Scholarships

  • 2015: Doctoral grant of the Dresden University of Technology, scholarship program for the
              promotion of early-career female scientists
  • 2012 – 2014: Doctoral grant of the European Social Fund