Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra

Full Professor


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Researcher Profile at FUTUR

Short Bio

Maria-Pau Ginebra is Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Director of the Biomaterials Division of the Biomedical Engineering Research Center of UPC (CREB) and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). She is the author of more than 200 articles published in indexed international journals and 9 patents. In 2013 she founded the company Mimetis Biomaterials, a spin-off of the UPC. Her research lines include the design and development of new biomaterials for bone regeneration, tissue engineering and drug delivery, and the fundamental study of the biological mechanisms that control the interactions of biomaterials with cells and tissues. Her research group has made very relevant contributions in the development and characterization of a new generation of biomimetic calcium phosphates, capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix of bone, including calcium phosphate cements and foams, which may incorporate synthetic or natural polymers, and / or bioactive molecules. She is also working on new biofabrication strategies, including injectable foams for bone regeneration, bioinspired substrates and 3D printing of implants for regenerative medicine, as well as on the design of multifunctional surfaces with bioactive and antimicrobial properties.

She received the ICREA Academy Award in the 2008, 2013 and 2018 editions and the Narcís Monturiol Medal in 2012, both awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2013 she received the Racquel LeGeros Award from the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine for her contribution to the research in the field of calcium phosphates and in 2019 the Klaas de Groot Prize of the European Society for Biomaterials in recognition of her mentoring of young scientists. Dr. Ginebra is a member of the Governing Council of the Agency for the Quality of the University Systems of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya).