Cecilia Persson

Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

+4618-471 7911
Mobile phone:
+46 70 2489624
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 35
751 03 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My research focuses on biomaterials, biomechanics and the interaction in between. Current activities largely revolve around additive manufacturing, or 3D-printing, of new biomaterials and implants.

Read more on https://materialvetenskap.uu.se/biomedical-engineering/research/BioMaterial-Systems/

Keywords: biomaterials biomechanics materials science mechanical engineering biomedical engineering


2018, Professor in Applied Materials Science with Specialization in Biomaterials. Uppsala University.

2015, Docent (Assoc. Prof.) in Engineering Science with Specialization in Materials Science. Uppsala University.

2009, PhD in Mechanical Engineering. University of Leeds. Thesis title: Biomechanical modelling of spinal cord and bone fragment interactions during a vertebral burst fracture.

2004, MSc in Materials Engineering. European degree (EEIGM) with triple diploma from Luleå University of Technology, Lorraine University of Technology (EEIGM), Technical University of Catalonia. Master thesis at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, on bone cements.


2020-ongoing. Section Dean Engineering, Uppsala University.

2018-ongoing. Professor, Uppsala University.

2015 - 2018. Senior lecturer / Assoc. Prof., Uppsala University.

2011 - 2015. Lecturer / Ass. Prof., Uppsala University.

2009 - 2011. Researcher, Uppsala University.

2006 - 2009. PhD student, University of Leeds.

2005 - 2006. Researcher, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.

My research focuses on biomaterials, biomechanics and the interaction in between. I have a strong focus on additive manufacturing, or 3D-printing.

Projects revolve around the development and characterization of new biomaterials but also characterization of soft and hard tissues. Other projects focus on the design and characterization of implants, alone or in combination with tissues.

Ongoing projects:

  • Additive manufacturing of degradable bone augmentation materials
  • Additive manufacturing of sensing materials
  • Injectable, permanent bone augmentation materials
  • Wear resistant biomedical coatings
  • Characterization of tissue mechanical properties
  • Bone fracture treatment systems
  • Improved models for biomaterial and implant design evaluation

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Cecilia Persson