Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno

Associate Professor


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Researcher Profile FUTUR

Short Bio

Dr. Carles Mas Moruno is Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering 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.

He is co-author of more than 65 papers in high impact journals (H-index: 29), 4 book chapters and 1 patent, and has done more than 80 contributions to scientific meetings, including 13 invited lectures. His scientific career has been recognized by several distinctions, 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” (2016-2022), and recently the “Marcial Moreno Lectureship Award 2020” (Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry) given to outstanding scientists under the age of 40.

His research focuses on the development of multifunctional biomaterials for regenerative medicine. To this end, he explores the design of innovative peptide-based molecules with integrin-binding affinity and their combination with osteogenic and/or antibacterial features to simultaneously address tissue regeneration and reduce bacterial infections.

He is currently Principal Investigator of the project SmartGel (PID2020-114019RB-I00) and the European project Bio-TUNE (Grant Agreement N° 872869), acting as coordinator of a consortium of 10 partners from Europe, Asia and America.