The European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) has given Maria Pau Ginebra the prestigious Klaas de Groot Award for scientists who have undertaken an excellent task of mentoring and supporting young researchers.
The Award recognises the dedication and efforts made to train the next generation of researchers in the field of biomaterials in Europe. The award was presented at the last edition of the ESB Conference, which was held from September 9 to 13 in Dresden (Germany).
Maria Pau Ginebra is a full professor and director of the UPC Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (CMEM). Currently, she heads the biomaterials division of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC), from which she founded the spin-off Mimetis Biomaterials. During her career, she has registered 10 patents and was finalist in the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018.