ICREA Academia

Maria Pau Ginebra Molins

ICREA Academia 2008 & 2013

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Engineering Sciences

Maria-Pau Ginebra is Full Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain, and director of the Biomaterials Division of the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at UPC. She is also Associate Researcher at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). She is author of more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed International journals as well as of 9 patents. In 2013 she founded the spin-off company Mimetis. She received an ICREA Academia in 2008 and 2013, and the Narcis Monutriol Medal in 2012, from the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the Racquel LeGeros Award in 2013, from the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine for her contribution to calcium phosphate research. She is Member of the Board of Directors of the Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Catalonia (AQU Catalunya).

Research interests

Her research interests include the design and development of new biomaterials for bone regeneration, bone tissue engineering and drug delivery, and the fundamental study of biological mechanisms behind interactions of biomaterials and cells/tissues. Her research team has made significant contributions in the processing and characterisation of a new generation of low-temperature calcium phosphates which mimic bone extracellular matrix, including calcium phosphate cements and foams, incorporating synthetic or natural polymers, and/or biologically active molecules. She is involved also in new biofabrication strategies, including injectable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, bioinspired substrates and 3D printing of regenerative medical implants.


Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Ceramics, Bone regeneration, Materials Science