• Dra. Mercedes Balcells Camps

Dra. Mercedes Balcells Camps
Laboratorio de Ingeniería de Tejidos, Departamento de Bioingeniería
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 267 20 00
Fax +34 93 205 62 66
ORCID: 0000-0002-2532-0516

Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center
Massachusetts Institut of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E25, room 438
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel. ++ 1 617 324 0054
Fax. ++ 1 617 253 2514


Doctor in Sciences, Macromolecular Chemistry (1999, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, RWTH Aachen).  Master in Sciences, Chemistry (1996, URL). Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (1995, IQS).

Professora titular IQS School of Engineering, Bioengineering Department (2007-)
Principal Research Scientist at MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (2016 – )
Co-Founder and director of the MIT-Spain Program within MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (2006 –)
Chair of IDEA2 Global Program within MIT LinQ Innovation Initiative (2016 –)



Design and Applications of Biomaterials. Cell Cultures and Tissue Engineering. 


Research interests

  • Impact of the haemodynamic environment in vascular cells functionality.
  • Development of in vitro models for early diagnosis of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular disease and mental disease.
  • Controlled drug delivery in vascular devices.


Research groups

Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine Group (GEVAB)
Edelman's Group at Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center