Prof Alvaro Mata
Director Institute of Bioengineering / Queen Mary University of London
Alvaro Mata’s research is focused on the precise engineering of novel biomaterials through hierarchical molecular assembling techniques. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kansas, a Master’s Degree from the University of Strathclyde, and a Doctor of Engineering Degree from Cleveland State University. During his doctorate he worked at The Cleveland Clinic with Prof. Shuvo Roy and from 2005-2008 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Samuel Stupp at Northwestern University. From 2008-2013 he was Head of the Nanotechnology Platform at Parc Científic Barcelona in Spain and is currently Reader in Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London. He holds six patents and patent applications and publications in journals including Science, Nature Chemistry, and Nature Materials.