Register for the ECTS Academy Webinar with Prof. Alvaro Mata on: Supramolecular tools to develop hierarchical biomaterials with macroscopic functionality for complex tissue engineering.

Live Webinar: 07 December 2018 from 4-5pm CET

Featuring: Prof. Alvaro Mata
The School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK

Moderator: Daniella Merloti
MD, PhD Dept. Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences
University of Siena, Italy

Costs: Educational Webinar offered by ECTS, but registration is required.

Webinar Objectives

  • 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

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. More information can be found at:,

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