Focus of research

His research interests are in burn care, reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering, complexity sciences.

He initiated and supervises many projects and for innovations in burn treatment and scar assessment such sas  the development of tissue-engineered cartilage for ear and nose reconstruction and tissue-engineered skin for improvement the outcome of wound healing.

Much of his research involves experimental studies concerning image analysis of the collagen architecture and vascularization of human skin and scar tissue.

Clininal studies are supervised that aim to improve techniques for reconstructive surgery such as the use of perforator-based flaps, skin stretching and fat grafting.

He is developer of the POSAS (Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale).