• Dr. Jordi Martorell López

Dr. Jordi Martorell

Department of Chemical Engineering
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Vía Augusta, 390, 08017 Barcelona
Tel: 93 2672000 (ext. 2135)
Assistant Professor, 2014


PhD in Chemical Engineering (2013)
Master in Research in Chemical Engineering (2010)
Chemical Engineer (2008)

Head of Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine (2017-)
Responsible for Sports (2016-)
Assistant Professor (2014-)


Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Dynamics
Process Engineering Fundamentals
Chemical Engineering Laboratory



  • Correlation between disrupted arterial flow and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
  • Computational fluid dynamic models of complex arterial environments
  • Tissue engineering of biocompatible arterial mimics for implantation
  • Stent design strategies to reduce impact of stenting procedure



Martínez, Martorell, Riambau. Review of serum biomarkers in carotid atherosclerosis. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0741-5214(19)31331-X.
Cajas, Houzeaux, Vázquez, García, Casoni, Calmet, Artigues, Borrell, Lehmkuhlz, Pastrana, Yáñez, Pons, Martorell. Fluid Structure Interaction Based on HPC Multi-Code Coupling. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 2018, 40(6), C677–C703.
Garcia-Polite, Martorell, Del Rey-Puech, Melgar-Lesmes, O’Brien, Roquer, Ois, Principe, Edelman, Balcells. Pulsatility and high shear stress deteriorate barrier phenotype in brain microvascular endothelium. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Jul;37(7):2614-2625.
Martorell, Santomá, Kolandaivelu, Kolachalama, Melgar-Lesmes, Molins, García, Edelman, Balcells. Extent of flow recirculation governs expression of atherosclerotic and thrombotic biomarkers in arterial bifurcations. Cardiovasc Res. 2014 Jul 1;103(1):37-46
Chitalia, Shivanna, Martorell, Meyer, Edelman, Rahimi. c-Cbl, a ubiquitin E3 ligase that targets active ?-catenin - A novel layer of Wnt regulation. J Biol Chem. 2013 Aug 9;288(32):23505-17
Chitalia, Shivanna, Martorell, Bosch, Kolandaivelu, Balcells, Edelman. Uremic Serum and Solutes contribute to Post Vascular Interventional Thrombotic Risk Through Altered Stability of Smooth Muscle Cell Tissue Factor. Circulation 2013 Jan 22; 127(3):365-76
Martorell, Santomá, Molins, García-Granada, Bea, Edelman, Balcells. Engineered arterial models to correlate blood flow to tissue biological response. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Apr; 1254(1):51-56
Balcells, Martorell, Olivé, Santacana, Chitalia, Cardoso, Edelman. Smooth Muscle Cells Orchestrate the Endothelial Cell Response to Flow and Injury. Circulation 2010 May 25; 121(20):2192-9


Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine Group