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Institute alumni Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska becomes assistant professor

Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska

Image/source: Dr. Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska

Dr. Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska, a former post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Biomaterial Science has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. During her time at the Institute of Biomaterial Science, Dr. Mazurek-Budzyńska and colleagues collaborated with Prof. Gabriel Rokicki from the Warsaw University of Technology on the break-down of polymers known as poly(carbonate-urethane–urea)s. These polymers are thought to be more resilient to being broken down by the conditions found in the human body than those currently used in medical implants. This makes them promising candidate materials for long-lasting implants such as artificial hearts or spine implants. In March 2019, Drs. Magdalena Mazurek-Budzyńska, Marc Behl, Muhammad Razzaq, Ulrich Nöchel, Prof. Gabriel Rokicki, and Prof. Andreas Lendlein published their research on the effect of carbon chain length on the degradation of these materials in the journal ‘Polymer Degradation and Stability’. We are delighted to hear about Dr. Mazurek-Budzyńska’s appointment and wish her great success and happiness in her new role.
Link to article in 'Polymer Degradation and Stability'