Recognition for the scientific work of IBEC researcher Alícia Casals

The bioengineer Alícia Casals, group leader of the robotics research program at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) will be recognized for her work as a research scientist in the “16 Científiques Catalanes” exhibition being organized by the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica.

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The exhibition will profile Casals and her work in the medical applications of intelligent robotics, which includes a number of different projects and the development of prototypes of robotic systems designed to help people with disabilities or to assist in minimally invasive surgical procedures.

The exhibition, which opens on 23 February at the Centre Cultural Les Corts de Barcelona, will include profiles of 16 women scientists working in companies, universities and research centers in Catalonia. The primary aim of this project is to promote public awareness of women working in the world of science and to dispel the common belief that the majority of research scientists are men.

This travelling exhibition project has been sponsored by the Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise of the Generalitat de Catalunya.