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Mercedes Balcells Camps, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Bioengineering


Doctor in Sciences, Macromolecular Chemistry (1999, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, RWTH Aachen).
Master in Sciences, Chemistry (1996, URL).
Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (1995, IQS).


Professora titular IQS School of Engineering, Bioengineering Department (2007-)
Principal Research Scientist at MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (2016 – )
Co-Founder and director of the MIT-Spain Program within MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (2006 –)
Chair of IDEA2 Global Program within MIT LinQ Innovation Initiative (2016 –)

Research lines

  • Impact of the haemodynamic environment on vascular cell functionality.
  • Development of in vitro models for the early diagnosis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Controlled drug delivery in vascular devices