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Dr.  Wouter  Habraken
Dr. Wouter Habraken
Independent Researcher
Phone:+49 331 567-9466Fax:+49 331 567-9402

Dr. Wouter Habraken

Dr. Wouter Habraken

Personal Data:

Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:

1979-12-04
Tilburg, The Netherlands

Academic Qualifications:

1998 - 2003

Master study in Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2003-2008

PhD in Medical Sciences, Department of Periodontology and Biomaterials, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

PhD Thesis: Development of Biodegradable Calcium Phosphate Cement for Bone Tissue Engineering

2008-2010

Post-Doc, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Laboratory for Materials and Interface Chemistry, Soft Matter Cryo-TEM Research Unit, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Subject: Investigation of early stages of calcium phosphate mineralization

2010-2012

Post-Doc, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Golm, Germany

Subject: Synchotron research on the biomineral in Gastroliths and on the early stages of in vitro mineralization

Since 10/2012

Independent researcher, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Golm, Germany

Subject: Synthesis and Thermodynamic Stability of Amorphous Materials

Research Interests:

  • Biominerals and in vitro mineralization reactions
  • In situ characterization techniques
  • Colloid science
  • Tissue engineering strategies

Private Interests:

  • Butterfly ecology and preservation, collecting minerals, singing, gardening, skiing, mountain hiking

Selected Articles:

  • W.J.E.M. Habraken, J. Tao, L.J. Brylka, H. Friedrich, L. Bertinetti et al., (2013) Ion-association complexes unite classical and non-classical theories for the biomimetic nucleation of calcium phosphate.
    Nature Communications 4:1507

  • W.J.E.M. Habraken, (2013)
    The integration of ion potentiometric measurements with chemical, structural and morphological analysis to follow mineralization reactions in solution.
    Methods in Enzymology 532: 25-42

  • A. Gal, W. Habraken, D. Gur, P. Fratzl, S. Weiner, L. Addadi, (2013)
    Calcite crystal growth by solid-state transformation of stabilized amorphous calcium carbonate nanospheres in a hydrogel.
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52(18): 4867-4870

  • V. Dmitrovic, G.J.M. Habraken, M.M.R.M. Hendrix, W.J.E.M Habraken, A. Heise, G. de With, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, (2012)
    Random poly(amino acid)s synthesized by ring opening polymerization as additives in the biomimetic mineralization.
    Polymers 4(2) 1195-1210

  • W.J.E.M. Habraken, J.G.C. Wolke, J.A. Jansen
    Ceramic composites as matrices and scaffolds for drug delivery in tissue engineering
    Advanced drug delivery reviews 59(4-5) (2007), 234-248.

  • W.J.E.M Habraken, Z. Zhang, J.G.C. Wolke, D.W. Grijpma, A.G. Mikos, J. Feijen, J.A. Jansen
    Introduction of enzymatically degradable poly(trimethylene carbonate) microspheres into an injectable calcium phosphate cement
    Biomaterials 29(16) (2008), 2464-2476.

  • W.J.E.M. Habraken, H.B. Liao, Z. Zhang, J.G.C. Wolke, D.W. Grijpma, A.G. Mikos, J. Feijen, J.A. Jansen
    In vivo degradability of calcium phosphate cement with incorporated biodegradable microspheres
    Acta Biomaterialia 6 (2010), 2200-2211.

  • W.J.E.M. Habraken, L.T. de Jonge, J.G.C. Wolke, L. Yubao, A.G. Mikos, J.A. Jansen
    Introduction of gelatin microspheres into an injectable calcium phosphate cement
    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 87(3) (2008), 643-655.

  • W.J.E.M Habraken, J.G.C. Wolke, A.G. Mikos, J.A. Jansen
    Injectable PLGA microsphere/calcium phosphate cements: physical properties and degradation characteristics
    Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition 17(9) (2006), 1057-1074.

Selected Contributions at Conferences/Workshops:

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken, Zhaoyong Zou, Luca Bertinetti, Yael Politi, Steve Weiner, Lia Addadi and Peter Fratzl
    The intrinsic physicochemical characteristics of ACC that determine its stability
    GRC on Biomineralization, New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 2014

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken
    Going into the deep: Ion-association complexes at the cradle of biomimetic calcium phosphate
    Invited Lecture, GRIBOI, Nantes, May 2014

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken, Admir Masic, Ali Al-Sawalmih, Gunthard Benecke, Lilah Glazer, Amir Berman, Amir Sagi, Peter Fratzl and Barbara Aichmayer.
    A spatially resolved SAXS and spectroscopy study of amorphous calcium carbonate in crayfish gastroliths
    Keynote Lecture, SAS Sydney, Australia, November 2012

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken, Admir Masic, Ali Al-Sawalmih, Gunthard Benecke, Lilah Glazer, Amir Berman, Amir Sagi, Peter Fratzl and Barbara Aichmayer.
    Local variations in the structure and chemistry of crayfish gastroliths suggest a model for ACC stabilization
    GRC on Biomineralization, New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 2012

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken, Admir Masic, Ali Al-Sawalmih, Gunthard Benecke, Lilah Glazer, Amir Berman, Amir Sagi, Peter Fratzl and Barbara Aichmayer.
    A spatially-resolved study on crayfish gastroliths suggests a model for ACC stabilization
    Hereaus Seminar, Bad Honnef, Germany, June 2012

  • Wouter J.E.M. Habraken, Laura J. Brylka, Heiner Friedrich, Anna Schenk, Andreas Verch, Paul H.H. Bomans, Peter M. Frederik, Jos Laven, Paul P.A.M. van der Schoot, Helmut Cölfen, Barbara Aichmayer, Bert de With, Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk
    The role and composition of calcium phosphate prenucleation clusters (poster presentation)
    Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 15 - 20, 2010.

  • Wouter J. E. M. Habraken, Laura J. Brylka, Paul H. H. Bomans, Andreas Verch, Helmut Cölfen, Bert de With, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk
    Unravelling the biomineralization of calcium phosphate by Cryo-TEM (poster presentation)
    BioAmorPhys, Neuhardenberg, Germany, June 1 - 3, 2009.

  • Wouter J. E. M. Habraken, Paul H. H. Bomans, Bert de With, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk
    Development of hybrid calcium phosphate coatings by the organization of well-defined amorphous calcium phosphate nanoparticles (poster presentation)
    Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 10 - 15, 2008.

 

 

 

 
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