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Grace Vera

PhD Student

Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF
Stefan Meier Straße 21 | 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau | Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

  • since 01/2021: PhD student at the HelmerLab of the BMBF NanoMat Futur Research Group „MatrixPrint“
  • 2018 – 2020: M.Sc Sustainable Material – Polymer Sciences. Thesis: Functionalization and characterization of hydrogel for the fabrication of graded materials by 3D printing (Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry of University of Freiburg – Germany)
  • 2014 – 2018: Research assistant (Materials and Transformation Process Area of ESPOL University – Ecuador)
  • 2012 – 2014: Process Engineer for Power Plant design (Santos CMI – Ecuador)
  • 2007 – 2012: B.Eng. Chemical Engineering (ESPOL University – Ecuador)

Journal Papers

Marco Beaumont, Remy Tran, Grace Vera, Dennis Niedrist, Aurelie Rousset, Ronan Pierre, V. Prasad Shastri, and Aurelien Forget: “Hydrogel-Forming Algae Polysaccharides: From Seaweed to Biomedical Applications”, Biomacromolecules 2021 22 (3), 1027-1052 | Link

Merve Kuzucu, Grace Vera, Marco Beaumont, Sascha Fischer, Pan Wei, V. Prasad Shastri, and Aurelien Forget: “Extrusion-Based 3D Bioprinting of Gradients of Stiffness, Cell Density, and Immobilized Peptide Using Thermogelling Hydrogels”, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2021 7 (6), 2192-2197 | Link

Rivas A.L., Vera G., Palacios V., Cornejo M., Rigail A., Solórzano G.: “Phase Transformation of Amorphous Rice Husk Silica”. In: Muruganant M., Chirazi A., Raj B. (eds) Frontiers in Materials Processing, Applications, Research and Technology. Springer, Singapore (2018) | Link

Conference Contributions

G. Vera, S. Tisato, P. Risch, F. Kotz, B. E. Rapp, D. Helmer: “Supporting Matrices for extrusion based volumetric “MatrixPrint” printing of polymers, glass and metal”, talk, Volumetric Additive Manufacturing VAM21 workshop, 2021

Andres Rigail-Cedeño, Daniel F. Schmidt, Grace Vera, Monica Chavez, Yesenia Pacheco, and Mercedes Alava: "Elastomeric bio-based epoxy/clay nanocomposites", AIP Conference Proceedings 2205, 020043 (2020) | Link