• Dr. Joan Fernández Esmerats

Dr. Joan Fernández Esmerats
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017
Barcelona, Spain


PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2018, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University), MSE in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2013, IQS), BS in Industrial Engineering (2011,IQS)

Assistant Professor, 2019-Present


Informatics , numerical analysis, and Physics


research lines

  • Machine learning and neural networks applied to industry and medical field
  • Robotic applications for industry and biomedical applications


representative PUBLICACIONS

  • Fernandez Esmerats J.,Villa-Roel N., Kumar S., Gu L., Salim M., Ohh M., Taylor W., Nerem R., Yoganathan A., Jo H., “Disturbed Flow Increases UBE2C (Ubiquitin E2 Ligase C) via Loss of miR-483-3p, Inducing Aortic Valve Calcification by the HIF-1α(Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1α) Pathway in Endothelial Cells”, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 2019
  • Fernandez Esmerats J.*, Heath JM*, Khambounenheuang L., Kumar S. Jo H., “Mechanosensitive microRNA-181b Regulates Aortic Valve Endothelial Matrix Degradation by Targeting TIMP3”, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, 2017
  • Fernandez Esmerats, J., Heath, JM., Rezvan A., Jo H., “Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Aortic Valve Calcification.” Book: Biomedical Engineering: Frontier Research and Converging Technologies. H. Jo, H.-W. Jun, J. Shin and S. Lee, Springer International Publishing. Volume 9, chapter 11, pages 237-261, 2016
  • Fernandez Esmerats, J., Heath JM., Jo H., “Shear-sensitive genes in aortic valve endothelium.” Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. Vol 25, No. 7, pages 401-414, 2016
  • Rathan S., Ankeny C.R., Arjunon S., Ferdous Z., Kumar S., Fernandez Esmerats J., Heath JM., Nerem R., Yoganathan A., Jo H., “Identification of side- and shear-dependent microRNAs regulating porcine aortic valve pathogenesis”, Nature Scientific Reports, Volume 6, page 25397,  2016
  • Siefert A., Pierce E., Lee M., Jensen M., Aoki C., Take S., Fernandez Esmerats J., Gorman R., Gorman J., Yoganathan A., “Suture Forces in Undersized Mitral Annuloplasty: Novel Device and Measurements” The annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 98, Issue 1, pages 305-309, 2014