Roos Marieke Oosting is a PhD-candidate at the TU-Delft. Her research objective is to develop safe and high quality affordable equipment for global surgery that is suitable for the context of performing surgery in low and middle income countries. She did a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. She is mainly interested in sustainable and social entrepreneurship and (medical) innovations – in particular the possible impact that these changes have at the other side of the world. Through her studies, Roos tries to get more attention for small, simple technologies that are already available to us, but which could make a big difference somewhere else.

Professional background
Roos has a Bachelor’s in Life Science and Technology and completed a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. She has been active in student life in Delft and Groningen, where she also worked as a mentor for students. Furthermore, she has gained travel experience in Asia, India and Africa, where she learned a lot about the chances of her peers who live at the other side of the world. In 2008 and 2010, Roos participated in several projects at a high school in Kigali, Rwanda and is co-founder of the Mukunzi foundation.

Personal motto
”The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – Alan Curtis Kay

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