Dr. Stefan Giselbrecht graduated from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, with a Diploma in Biology. He did his doctorate at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (TUKarlsruhe/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Germany) and the Institute of Medical Engineering and Biophysics (KIT) under the supervision of Professor Volker Saile and received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
From 2007 to 2014 he headed the research group 'Biomimetic Microdevices' at the Institute for Biological Interfaces-1 at KIT. Since 2014, he works at MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine and is appointed Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University.
Giselbrecht is particularly interested in developing innovative micro engineered/microfluidic systems to create complex artificial microenvironments for 3D stem cell models. He is co-inventor of the SMART-technology (Substrate Modification And Replication by Thermoforming) and has a long-term expertise in developing film-based biomedical microdevices for 3D cell culture applications.