Meet Javier Fernandez, PhD

Javier Fernandez, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University.

Dr. Fernandez is an award-winning materials scientist. His educational background may account for his outstanding talent in developing bio-materials that will replace plastic and that have medical applications as well. His education: undergraduate degree in Fundamental Physics, University of Cantabria (Spain); MSc Nanotechnology, University of Lund (Sweden); Ph.D. BioNanoTechnology and Tissue Engineering, University of Barcelona (Spain).

In his February 04, 2014 appearance on SftPublic’s Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Replacing Plastic: The Merits of Shrilk Dr. Fernandez discusses the materials “shrilk” that he developed and for which he has received so much recognition. He also discusses one of his earlier innovations “micro-masonry” which is a very promising bio-material for building replacement tissue and organs.