Dr. José Manuel García-Torres

Associate Professor

(0034) 93 401 78 11

Researcher Profile FUTUR

Short Bio

Dr. José Manuel García is currently associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and researcher in the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering (UPC). Dr. García graduated in Chemistry (University of Barcelona (UB), 2004) and Engineering of Materials (UPC, 2010) and got a Master in Health and Safety (University of Deusto, 2009). He got his PhD in chemistry at UB (2010) and made a research stay in the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics (Budapest, 2008). During his postdoctoral fellowship, García has been researcher at different internationally renowned universities, research institutes and companies (Kingston University London, University of Surrey, Miquel i Costas&Miquel group…).

He is autor of more than 45 peer-review publication in high-impact journals (Nat. Comm., Appl. Mater. Interf., J. Phys. Chem. C,…), 7 book chapters (Taylor & Francis, Elsevier,…), 4 conference proceedings and he has attended more than 40 conferences and workshops (4 invited conferences). Moreover, he is currently editor of a book about Multifunctional hydrogels at CRC Press. The results of his research have also been disseminated to society through mass media.

Dr. García has participated in more than 25 national and international projects. He has been PI in one European project and two technology transfer projects. Currently, he is is the PI of the national research projects. His research activity has been recognized along his career: Marie Curie fellowships for european course attendance (2008, 2009), PhD extraordinary mention award (2011), postdoctoral grant from the EPSRC (UK, 2014-2015), Tecniospring- Marie Curie grant and other conference awards.

His research interests are focused on the development of functional hybrid materials and (bio)inks using different microfabrication techniques (3D printing, inkjet printing,…) for tissue engineering (scaffolds, drug delivery) and organic electronics ((bio)sensors, actuators).