Paul Breedveld

breeveldPaul Breedveld studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Delft where he obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in 1991 and 1996, both with honours. Extending his experience in space robotics to the medical field, he continued his research with developing ingenious surgical devices inspired by smart solutions in nature, sponsored by a personal grant from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Collaborating with a number
of hospitals, companies and biological research groups, the research within his group BITE (Bio-Inspired Technology) has resulted in a number of patents being commercialized by (spin-off) companies. Having received a number of awards, being member of the BIOKON International Biomimetics Association, and heading a number of (inter-)national research programmes, his research was rewarded in 2012 with a
prestigious Dutch VICI research grant on the development of dendritic instruments for endo-nasal skull base surgery and in 2013 with an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek personal professorship at TU Delft.