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Materialise news and award 2016

Materialise Mimics Innovation Awards


Acknowledging excellence in ‘Engineering on Anatomy’

Since 2005, Materialise supports researchers and their cutting-edge work through the annual Mimics Innovation Awards (MIA). With this competition, the researchers are given the chance to submit their most recent and important achievements through a straightforward online submission platform.

Winners will receive a monetary prize and a certificate for their accomplishments. We are delighted to announce that the winners of the EMEA region were selected this year in close collaboration with the council of the European Society of Biomechanics.

The finalists of the EMEA region presented their research during the Mimics Innovation Awards session, and the final winners were announced during the dinner banquet of the congress. We are looking forward receiving your innovative research in the upcoming years.

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From left to right: Dr. Sasa Cukovic (First Prize Winner- EMEA Region), Samuel J. Ramos-Infante (Second Prize Winner- EMEA Region), Dr. Zahra Asgharpour (Product Manager Academia, Materialise N.V.), Prof. Dr. William R. Taylor (ESB Vice-President).


EMEA First Prize Winner:

Dr. Sasa Cukovic
Research and Teaching Assistant
Faculty of Engineering
University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Title of Research: “From Generic to the Patient Specific 3D Model of the Spine in Case of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)”

Biography of Dr. Sasa Cukovic

Dr. Sasa Cukovic is teaching and research associate at University of Kragujevac (Faculty of Engineering), Serbia, financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, and a member of CIRPIS center. He completed his PhD thesis in the domain of biomedical engineering under the supervision of Prof. Dr Goran Devedzic in 2015.

He was scholarship holder of Ministry of science and technological development of Republic of Serbia (2009-2012), DAAD grant holder at Technical University of Munich – TUM (2012/2013), and OeAD grant holder at Technical University of Graz – TUG (2013) and Medical University of Vienna (2013), financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and World University Services (WUS Austria). He was a postdoctoral researcher at Medical University of Vienna, Austria, under the Ernst Mach postdoctoral program (2016).

He co-authored 2 CAD course books and one practical CAD/CAM book enhanced with AR technology, and 2 national monographs in domain of bioengineering of scoliosis. His main research interests include CAD/CAM systems, reverse engineering and noninvasive 3D reconstruction and modeling, augmented reality and computer vision. He published more than 40 publications in international journals and in conference proceedings.


EMEA Second Prize Winner:

Samuel Jesús Ramos Infante
Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza
Title of Research: “In silico characterization of open-cell structures for trabecular bone”

Biography of Samuel Ramos Infante

Samuel Ramos was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain on 7 May 1993. He graduated from Politecnico High School in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in June 2011, and from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with a Mechanical Engineering Degree in June 2015. During his last year of my Degree, he received a Research Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Currently he is working towards starting his PhD research at the University of Zaragoza.


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