Dr Alvaro Mata
Location: E404, School of Engineering and Materials
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 6279
Dr Alvaro Mata is the co-research lead for the Bioengineering life sciences domain.
Alvaro Mata holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kansas, USA, a Master's Degree from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and a Doctor of Engineering Degree from Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Clinic, USA. From 2005-2008 he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Samuel I. Stupp at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, developing self-assembling materials for regenerative medicine. From 2008-2013 he was Head of the Nanotechnology Platform at Parc Científic Barcelona in Spain and is currently Reader in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials and Director of the Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL. He received the 2005 Clodomiro Picado Twight Technology Award from the government of Costa Rica, the 2006 Baxter Early Career Award in Bioengineering, a Ramón y Cajal Award from the government of Spain in 2009, and a European Research Council Starting Grant in 2012.