Prof. Jürgen Groll holds the chair for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Würzburg. His research interest comprises applied polymer chemistry for life sciences, biomimetic scaffolds, immunomodulation, nanobiotechnology, and biofabrication. Within biofabrication, he coordinates a large European integrated project that focuses on the printing of layered constructs for cartilage regeneration (HydroZONES; www.hydrozones.eu). Since 2014, he also holds an ERC consolidator grant that concerns the evaluation of design criteria for immunomodulatory scaffolds.
Prof. Groll received his Ph.D. from the RWTH Aachen University with summa com laude in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he worked in industry in the field of functional coatings and biocomposite materials. In parallel, he built up a research group on polymeric biomaterials at the DWI Interactive Materials Research Institute in Aachen. He is editorial board member of the journal Biofabrication, and his work has been recognized by several awards such as the PhD thesis award of the German Society for Biomaterials in 2005, the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award 2009, the Reimund-Stadler award of the Division of Macromolecular Chemistry of the German Chemical Society in 2010 and the Unilever Prize of the Polymer Networks Group in 2014.