Stefan Lohfeld

Assistant Professor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dr Stefan Lohfeld received his MSc in Production Engineering with a focus on Materials Sciences from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1998. He then went on to the DECHEMA Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, to perform the research for his doctoral thesis on the high temperature oxidation behavior of intermetallic phases and subsequently received his PhD in Materials Sciences from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2004. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ireland, Galway, in 2002 and conducted post-doctoral training on maxillofacial implant development. As a Senior Research Engineer, Dr. Lohfeld received funding from the EU and Ireland and was the PI of several projects on orthopedic implants and additive manufacturing of bone tissue engineering scaffolds and the development of an arterial access and closure device to support stroke interventions. In 2014, he was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship, which brought him to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, to perform research in the Tissue Engineering lab of Prof. Michael Detamore. He joined the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor in August 2018. He is a reviewer for numerous journals, including the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Acta Biomaterialia, Biomedical Materials, Biofabrication, and Materials & Design, and also reviews grant proposals submitted to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, United Kingdom), Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands) and Wissenschaftsfonds FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Austrian Science Fund), Austria).