• Dr. Salvador Borrós Gómez

Dr. Salvador Borrós i Gómez

IQS General Director
Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT)
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel .: + 34 932 672 000
Fax: +34 932 056 266


Dr Chemical Engineering of IQS (1993)
Chemical Engineering of IQS (1987)
MBA IQS(1993)
Bachelor in Materials Characterization (Universitat de Barcelona 1993)

Professor , 2004-

IQS Director General, 2019

Bioengineering Department Head, 2018 - 2020
Chemical Engineerind and Materials Science Department Head (2015-2018)
Industrial Engineering Department interim Head (2009-2011)
Member of the IQS's Bioengineering Department
Coordinator of Grup d'Enginyeria de Materials GEMAT, Group member of Tecnio, Network of technology transfer of ACCIO10 (Generalitat de Catalunya. Research consolidated group SGR2009, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Founder member of the Center of Technology in Cultural Heritage Conservation (CETEC-Patrimoni)


Materials Science(Chemistry and Chemical Engineering)
Materials Science Fundamentals (Industrial Engineering)
Materials Technology (Industrial Engineering)
Materials Selection
Biomaterials and Medical Devices (Master in Bioengineering)
Polymeric and Ceramics Materials


Research Lines

  • Polymeric Materials with industrial applications:
  • Design of high performance adhesives
  • Vulcanization chemistry
  • Composites with controlled viscoelasticity
  • Surface modification of fillers using cold plasma
  • Functional Materials:
  • New methods to obtain polymeric thin films (iCVD)
  • New materials for Rapid Manufacturing
  • New proton conductive polymers
  • Biomaterials:
  • Stimuli sensitive polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery
  • Design of biomimetic surfaces with both chemcal and mechanical signaling. Smart surfaces.
  • Design and rapid manufacturing fabrication of scaffolds for bone and cartilage regeneration.
  • Use of Materials science for Cultural Heritage Conservation.


Representative Publications

Mari-Buye, N; O'Shaughnessy, S; Colominas, C; Semino, C., Gleason, K.K., Borrós, S. Functionalized, Swellable Hydrogel Layers as a Platform for Cell Studies, Advanced Functional Materials, 19 (8): 1276-1286 2009.

Degano, IR; Quintana, L; Vilalta, M; et al. The effect of self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds on mouse embryonic fibroblast implantation and proliferation, Biomaterials, 30 (6): 1156-1165, 2009

Asensio, JA; Borros, S; Gomez-Romero, P, Proton-conducting polymers based on benzimidazoles and sulfonated benzimidazoles, Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 40 (21): 3703-3710, 2002

Masalles, C; Borros, S; Vinas, C; Teixidó, F. Are low-coordinating anions of interest as doping agents in organic conducting polymers?, Advanced Materials, 12 (16): 1199-1202, 2000

Borros, S; Agullo, N , Some contributions to the understanding of the accelerating system during natural rubber vulcanization - I. Behavior of sulfenamide Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe, 53 (3): 131-136, 2000.

Francesch, L; Garreta, E; Balcells, M; Borrós, S. Fabrication of bioactive surfaces by plasma polymerization techniques using a novel acrylate-derived monomer Plasma Processes and Polymers, 2 (8): 605-611, 2005


Research Groups

Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT)

Centro de Tecnologia de Conservación del Patrimonio (CETEC-Patrimonio)