Vita of Manfred Maitz

Manfred F. Maitz

Dr. med.

Biomaterials Researcher

Professional Career

2006 - Present

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Institute Biofunctional Polymermaterials

  • Speaker Hemocompatible Surfaces
  • Bioresponsive anticoagulant materials with feedback characteristics
  • Responsibility for R&D projects with leading international chemical and biomedical companies
2001 - Present

Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu, Biomaterials and Surface Engineering

  • Guest Professor (since May 2019)
  • One month presence per year
  • Support in design and discussion of experiments
  • Discussion and support in result presentation in publications
11/2004 - 11/2005

Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu, Biomaterials and Surface Engineering

  • Foreign expert
  • Further setup of the biochemical and cell biological laboratory and responsibility for the related research field
  • Student education in lecture hall and laboratory
  • Investigation of ion implanted magnesium and alloys in contact with blood
2000 - 11/2004

Research Center Rossendorf

Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research

  • Leading scientist for the thematic field biocompatible materials.
  • Set up of a cell culture, biochemical and molecular biological laboratory
  • Acquisition of public funded and industry projects
7/1999 - 11/1999

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Institute of Pathology

  • Assistant
9/1998 - 6/1999

University Ulm

Central Institute of Biomedical Techniques

  • Tasks related to the EC co-ordination project “Materials in Medicine” (MatMed)
  • Investigation of methods for cell differentiation and cell death at foreign materials
1995 - 1998

University Würzburg

Department of Experimental Surgery

  • Work in the research program “Cryopreservation of red blood cells with the cryoadditive hetastarch”
  • Changes in the membrane skeleton
  • Oxidative damage of red blood cells
  • Activation of polymorphonuclear neutrophils by bioactive glasses



Gymnasium Bad Aibling

High School degree


University Würzburg

Final medical exam


University Würzburg

Department of Experimental Surgery

Doctor of medicine (Dr. med.)
Topic: Application of chemiluminescence to determine the activity of granulocytes and evaluation of the method for biocompatibility testing

Other Professional Activities

1991 - 2002

University Würzburg

Institute for History of Medicine

  • academic freelance
2005 - present

Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu, Biomaterials and Surface Engineering

  • Foreign Advisory Expert

Referee activities

  • European frame INTAS
  • Georgian Academy of Science
  • Journals: see Publons


Skills and qualifications


  • German: native
  • English: fluent (oral and written)
  • French: basic
  • Mandarin: basic

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate for Qualified Medical Education
  • Project leader (§15 GenTSV) for work with genetically modified organisms


  • Project management (industry and public funded)
  • Team leadership
  • Office software and software packages for analytical devices
  • Biochemistry and cell biology
  • Materials science, surface analysis