Biomaterials and Bioengineering Laboratory

CITSAM Centro de Investigación Traslacional San Alberto Magno
UCV Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir

Principal Investigator
Prof. Dr. Ángel Serrano-Aroca

Short Biography

Serrano studied Chemical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). He accomplished this five-year degree in only four years with the Bachelor’s thesis included. In 2005, he was awarded the European Ph.D. degree after a long stay at the University of South-Paris XI with a Marie Curie Fellowship. He currently works as a Professor of Biotechnology at the Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV). Furthermore, in the teaching managing sector, he has been twice Vice Dean of Biotechnology, Head of the Applied and Technological Science Department during 5 years and Pedagogical Director in Vocational Traning. In the research area, he is currently the Principal Investigator of the Biomaterials and Bioengineering Lab (SerranoBBlab) at the Centro de Investigación Traslacional San Alberto Magno (CITSAM). He has authored 5 patents and more than 100 publications, including papers in major journals such as ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, Additive Manufacturing, Science of the Total Environment, Autoimmnunity Reviews, Stem Cells Translational Medicine, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Biomedicines, etc. He is editor of the peer-reviewed journals Polymers and International Journal of Molecular Sciences. He was predoctoral student at the National Technical University of Athens and at the Laboratoire de Physiques des Solides, CNRS, France. He was postdoctoral researcher at the King’s College London. He was Visiting Professor at NTNU Nowegian University of Science and Technology, the Universidad Tecnológica de Corregidora in México and the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. He speaks five languages (Spanish, Valencian, English, French and Italian) with certified titles (C1 English, etc). In the private sector, he has been co-founding member of the spin-off company Metis Biomaterials SL. Regarding the fight against SARS-CoV-2 in the current COVID-19 pandemic, Serrano is a member of the SACRED team (Self-Assembled COVID Research and Education Directive Consortium).  Very recently, he has been enlisted in “World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists” in 2021 and 2022 database released by Stanford University, USA.