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Alvaro Mata

Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Alvaro Mata is Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials in the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham. 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 at the Cleveland Clinic. He conducted his postdoctoral training with Prof. Samuel Stupp at Northwestern University.

His group aims to integrate supramolecular chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and therapies that can overcome major obstacles in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His work has led to six patents or patent applications; publications in journals including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, Advanced Functional Materials, and Biomaterials; and awards such as a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship and an ERC Staring Grant. More information can be found at: www.matabioengineering.com/, https://twitter.com/mata_lab.

Research Summary

Our group aims to integrate supramolecular chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and processing techniques that can overcome major obstacles in tissue engineering and regenerative… read more

Current Research

Our group aims to integrate supramolecular chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and processing techniques that can overcome major obstacles in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We use phenomena such as protein order-disorder synergies and molecular self-assembly in combination with techniques such as bioprinting and microfabrication to generate new ways to build with molecules. These materials and methods are being used for the regeneration of a variety of soft and hard tissues as well as the engineering of more effective in vitro models. Our aim is to turn sophisticated molecular design into engineering functionality with societal impact and, in this effort, our work expands from answering fundamental questions to developing translatable technologies.

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