Elizabeth Boorman March 27, 2014

Materialise is excited to welcome its 1,000th employee, Rebecca Thoppil, a new clinical engineer in our U.S. office.

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As a student in the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor’s biomedical engineering graduate program, Rebecca first came in contact with Materialise through her department’s career website. She was not only fascinated by Materialise’s clinical application of 3D Printing, but also by the fact that Materialise works with a wide range of industries. Therefore, when it came time to find her first job out of college, she decided to apply for a position at Materialise. Rebecca was also drawn to the company because Materialise lives out its mission to make the world a better and healthier place:

“I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that seeks to better society through its technology, and I can see that first-hand at Materialise.”

When Rebecca was learning more about the company, she was enamored by all the amazing causes that Materialise supports: “I think that [Materialise’s outreach] says a lot about the global citizenship and awareness of the company.” She was also inspired by the baby Kaiba story where 3D printing technology helped save a baby’s life who was having trouble breathing: "It’s an amazing feeling to know that you can be a part of a company that values human life that way and really helps people.”


Rebecca was very excited upon hearing that she was offered her dream job: “Over the course of the interview process and learning more about Materialise, it was really encouraging to see a company that uses such brilliant technology with such a wide range of industry applications –and I was really glad that I would have the opportunity to be part of that.”

Because of Materialise’s dynamic nature, Rebecca is keen to learn and take on responsibility in its different areas, from software application, to people management, to working with clinicians. But for now, Rebecca is settling into her new job, connecting with her new coworkers both in the U.S. and around the world, and can be seen playing ping-pong during lunch breaks. Welcome to the team, Rebecca!