• Dr. Joan Fernández Esmerats

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


Doctorado en Ingeniería Biomédica (2018, Georgia Institute of Technology y Emory University), Master en Química e Ingeniería Química (2013, IQS), Licenciado en Ingeniería Industrial (2011,IQS)

Profesor contratado doctor, 2019-Actual


Informática, cálculo numérico y física


Líneas de Investigación

  • Machine learning y redes neuronales para aplicaciones industriales y de biomedicina
  • Desarrollo de tecnologías robóticas para los campos de la industria y la medicina


Publicaciones relevantes

  • 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