- Learn about new ways to use proteins to build functional materials
- Learn about how protein order and disorder can be exploited to engineer materials with new properties
- Learn of biofabrication methods that integrate supramolecular chemistry and engineering principles
- 25 min science presentation
- 10 min presentation of the career path
- 25 min Q&A
About the speaker:
Alvaro Mata is Professor in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 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 working with Prof. Shuvo Roy.
He conducted his postdoctoral training with Prof. Samuel Stupp at Northwestern University working on self-assembling materials. From 2008-2013 he was Head of the Nanotechnology Platform at Parc Científic Barcelona in Spain and from 2014-2017 was the Director of the Institute of Bioengineering at QMUL.
He holds seven patents or patent applications; publications in journals including Science, Nature Chemistry, and Nature Materials; and awards such as the Baxter Early Career Award in 2006, Ramon y Cajal Award in 2010, an ERC Staring Grant in 2012, and a Frontiers Innovator Award from the Wellcome Trust in 2015.
He is a member of the Board of the Biomedical Engineering Association, Editorial Board of several leading biomaterial journals, and the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform – Smart Materials Hub.