Muriel is a researcher in product development at the University of Antwerp, where she graduated in June 2016. Her research focus lies mainly in finding specific social added values. In continuation of her master thesis, she did research on the development of an automated antibiotic sensitivity test that is faster than current tests, with the main aim of combating antibiotic resistance. She then investigated an innovative device for the prevention of onycholysis in cancer patients. Finally, she started a project in collaboration with Atlas Copco, where the impact of products on the environment is analysed based on sustainability objectives, with the aim of integrating the insights into their design process. In her free time, Muriel likes to make oil paintings.
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