Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno

Ramón y Cajal Fellow


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Researcher Profile FUTUR

Short Bio

Dr. Carles Mas Moruno is Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow and lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He did his PhD in Chemistry at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona (IRB) - Universitat de Barcelona (UB) (2009) and was visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA, 2007). After graduating, he joined as postdoctoral researcher the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Germany, 2009-2011), where he was also appointed as Project Team Leader at the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) of the same university.

Dr. Mas is author of more than 40 papers in high impact journals, 3 book chapters and 1 patent, and has done more than 60 contributions to scientific meetings, including 8 invited keynote lectures. His scientific career has been awarded at the national and international level on several occasions, including the XV Premi Claustre de Doctors de la Universitat de Barcelona awarded to the Best Doctoral Thesis presented in 2009 (among all disciplines), a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2012-2015), a Ramón y Cajal grant (December 2016) and several recognitions at conferences (a total of 10 awards).

His current research focuses on the biofunctionalization of surfaces to develop novel multifunctional biomaterials for application in regenerative medicine. His research lines address three major areas:

  • The production of cell-instructive surfaces with antibacterial potential combining topographical and chemical cues.
  • The development of new methodologies and smart chemical coatings with multiple biological potential.
  • The design and synthesis of peptidomimetics with integrin and growth factor receptor-binding potential to i) study integrin-growth factor crosstalk and synergistic signaling, and ii) develop osteogenic biomaterials.

He is currently Principal Investigator of two projects: “Biomimetic multifunctional surfaces: a novel biomolecular strategy to direct cell function in regenerative therapies (MIMESIS)” (MAT2017-83905-R) and “Novel chemical coatings in surface science: towards multifunctional biomaterials for regenerative medicine” (RYC-2015-18566).