Clara Louise HEDEGAARD

Clara Louise HEDEGAARDPhD Student



Area of Study

PhD Student

Project: Developing 3D printing techniques for peptide based self-assembling biomaterials

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Simulation Modelling

Clara L. Hedegaard graduated with a MEng in Chemical Engineering, First Class Honours, from Imperial College London in 2014. Her masters research project was “Modelling growth factors in a hollow fibre bioreactor for red blood cell production”. Before commencing her PhD she worked in Germany and Shanghai for BASF Coatings as a process engineer. She grew up in Denmark and Belgium.

Her research interests include the design of peptide amphiphile based bioinks for 3D bioprinting. Combined with droplet-on-demand based printing, the effects of fluid mechanics and molecular self-assembly of the bioink can be studied, to create new complex structures. She was awarded the Imperial College Lonza Prize (2014) for her final year research and design project.


Hydrodynamically Guided Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Peptide–Protein Bioinks C. L. Hedegaard, E. C. Collin, C. Redondo-Gómez, L. T. H. NguyenK. W. Ng, A. A. Castrejón-Pita, J. R. Castrejón-Pita and A. Mata, Advanced Functional Materials, 1703716 (2018) 1-13.


MEng Chemical Engineering, First Class Honours
Imperial College London

Honours and Achievements

  • SELECTBio Student Bursary to attend Bioprinting & 3D Printing, October 2016, Cambridge
  • IOM3 Andrew Carnegie Research Fund Travel bursary to attend TERMIS-EU 2017
  • Awarded best oral presentation at the ECI Biofabrication of In Vitro Models conference, June 2017, Hernstein, Austria
  • Winner of the Rapid-Fire Poster Presentation Competition, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) EU17, June 2017, Davos, Switzerland
  • Semi-finalist Elsevier 3D Printing Grand Challenge 2017
  • Armourers & Brasiers Conference Travel Grant to attend  APS DFD 2017

contact details

+44 (0)20 7882 8770
School of Engineering & Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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