IBEC researchers Elisabeth Engel and Gabriel Gomila have been awarded the “ICREA Acadèmia” distinction by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). Engel and Gomila, who lead their own research groups at IBEC, have received the award in the category of Engineering Sciences.
IBEC researchers Elisabeth Engel and Gabriel Gomila have been awarded the “ICREA Acadèmia” distinction in the Engineering Sciences category. The grant, which lasts five years, will allow them to increase the impact and international projection of their research.
The ICREA Academia call offers professors from Catalan public universities a grant that allows them to increase their dedication to research by reducing their teaching obligations through financial support.
Engel leads the Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies research group at IBEC and is a full professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona (UPC).
“This award acknowledges the group’s many years of research and gives us more time to intensify research and become more competitive.”Elisabeth Engel
As for Gomila, he leads the Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization group and is a full professor in the Department of Electronic and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Barcelona. This is the second time Gabriel has been granted this recognition. He received it for the first time in 2014.
“This distinction is a recognition of the work carried out by the research group in recent years and motivates us to continue working to achieve outstanding advances in our research field.”Gabriel Gomila
The ICREA Acadèmia programme is an initiative to retain research talent in Catalonia. The grants are awarded by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and distinguish the research trajectory of the teaching staff who develop their activity in a Catalan public university while being in a fully active phase and expansion of their research activity. In this last call, the fourteenth one, 40 experts from various fields of knowledge have been awarded.