Management / Administration



Josep Samitier

Managing Director

David Badia

Assistant to the Director

Ester Sánchez | Tel. +34 934 039 706

Administrative Assistant, UPC Diagonal-Besòs Campus

Sonia Lertxundi


Support Services

People A-Z

A Javier Adrián Projects Office
B Julio Bafaluy IT
B Tania Bordoy Core Facilities
B Ciara Boter HR
B Ramona Bravo Core Facilities
C Daniel Caudepón Projects Office
C Marina Cazorla Core Facilities
C Francisco Contreras IT
D Jessica Díaz Finance
F Judith Forné Projects Office
G Teresa Galan Core Facilities
G Esther Gallardo Projects Office
G Laura Gómez Core Facilities
G Ana María González Finance
G Diana González Tech Transfer
G Sergio González Strategic Initiatives
G Raquel Guillén HR
J Núria Jané HR
J Pilar Jiménez Communications
J Esteve Juanola Tech Transfer
L Vienna Leigh Communications
L Judit Linacero Core Facilities
L Marta Llorens HR
L Àngels López Communications
L Victòria López Finance
M Carolina Marí HR
M Toni Martin Finance
M Rosa Miralles Projects Office
M Inma Moreno Core Facilities
M Mayte Muñoz Finance
N Alícia Nadal Core Facilities
O Isabel Oliveira Core Facilities
O Carles Ortega IMS
P Xavier Puñet Tech Transfer
P Marc Purgimon IMS
R Pilar Rodríguez Communications
R Xavier Rubies Tech Transfer
S Teresa Sanchis Strategic Initiatives
S Sandra Segura Core Facilities
S Javier Selva Projects Office
S Alejandro Silverio IT
T Guillermo Talavera Projects Office
V Sara Vicente Projects Office
V Neus Vilalta HR



Finance unit oversees all institutional accounting and purchasing practices including preparing budgets, financial reports, executing purchase orders, treasury management.


Head of Finance
Ana María González

Accounting Manager
Toni Martin

Accounting Technician
Victòria López

Purchasing Technician
Mayte Muñoz

Finance Assistant
Jessica Díaz


hr unit

The HR unit deals with recruitment, training and development, contracting, payroll, compensation and benefits, health and safety and employee and student visa.


Head of Human Resources
Carolina Marí

Human Resources Technician
Ciara Boter
Núria Jané
Neus Vilalta

Occupational Hazards Prevention Technician
Raquel Guillén

Biosafety officer
Marta Llorens

Core Facilities

The Core Facilities unit provides services and support to the IBEC laboratories daily operations. This comprises the management, organization and maintenance of the labs, including  working regulations and safety. Allows internal research scientists open access to centralized equipment. Training and information for students and researchers who join the institute about the organization and functioning of IBEC spaces. Configuration and launch of new laboratories.

Apart from routine laboratory equipment (Common Core Basics), Core Facilities provides additional sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment to support the groups’ research. They are distributed in four different categories: MicroFabSpace (open to external institutions and companies), BioSpace, ChemSpace and Microscopy Characterization (partially open to external institutions and companies).

Dr. Isabel Oliveira | Head of Core Facilities
Dr. Teresa Galan | MicroFabSpace and Microscopy Characterization Facilities Coordinator
Marina Cazorla | MicroFabSpace Technician
Judit Linacero | Microscopy and MicroFabSpace Technician
Ramona Bravo | Laboratory Technician
Miriam Funes | Laboratory Technician
Laura GómezLaboratory Technician
Sandra Segura | Laboratory Technician
Inma Moreno | Laboratory Technician
Alícia Nadal | MicroFabSpace Assistant
Tania Bordoy | Administrative Assistant

Projects Office

Projects Office unit gives support to the research lines of IBEC in all aspects related to the management of their scientific activities, including looking for funding opportunities both for research and human resources, writing proposals for competitive calls, preparing contracts with private companies, management of the projects and contracts portfolio of the research line in a comprehensive way, finance management of the line, etc, in liaison with the rest of IBEC support areas. In addition, it organizes and coordinates IBEC internal research activities such as IBEC Strategic Research Initiatives, the programme of IBEC Seminars and PhD Discussions and the yearly IBEC Symposium on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine. Finally, this Unit will also lead any internal and cross-cutting support project related to IBEC’s Corporate Development.

Head of Projects Office
Javier Adrián
Groups: Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches, Antonio Juarez (RA), Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization, Samuel Ojosnegros.

Funding Manager
Esther Gallardo

Assistant to the Projects Office
Judith Forné

Project Managers

Guillermo Talavera
Groups: Signal and information processing for sensing systems, Alicia Casals (RA), Biomedical signal processing and interpretation, Smart nano-bio-devices, SPECS.

Rosa Miralles
Groups: Molecular and cellular neurobiotechnology, Nanomalaria, Pluripotency for organ regeneration, Nanoscopy for nanomedicine.

Javier Selva
Groups: Nanobioengineering, Biosensors for bioengineering, Biomimetic systems for cell engineering.

Sara Vicente
Groups: Biomaterials for regenerative therapies, Bacterial infections: antimicrobial therapies, Targeted therapeutics and nanodevices, Benedetta Bolognesi.

Daniel Caudepón
Groups: Cellular and respiratory biomechanics, Cellular and molecular mechanobiology, Integrative cell and tissue dynamics, Mechanics of development and disease.


Tech Transfer


Technology Transfer unit provides support to the researchers in their liaisons with industry, hospitals and policy makers. It advises and guides on every aspect related to sponsored research and technology transfer, as well as contributing to the Institute’s alliances and long-term partnerships and strategic development to link better research results to society.

Head of Technology Transfer
Xavier Rubies

Project Manager
Diana González
Xavier Puñet

Promotor Tecnològic
Esteve Juanola

Integrated Management Systems


The Integrated Management Systems (IMS) unit integrates all of the organization’s systems and processes into one complete framework, enabling it to work as a single unit.

IMS Developer
Carles Ortega

Junior Developer
Marc Purgimon

Strategic Initiatives

estrategic initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit provides strategic advice and support to the Director in all matters related to scientific affairs of IBEC. Moreover, the unit fosters and coordinates (a) institutional and strategic projects such as Severo Ochoa, EIT Health and and institutional networks as the NanoMed Spain, (b) international alliances and partnerships, and (c) the academic and scientific activities of the institute.

Head of Strategic Initiatives
Teresa Sanchis
Project Manager
Sergio González


communications unit

The Communications and Outreach unit is responsible for all internal and external communications at IBEC. It is responsible for news, press releases, institutional documents, promotional materials, posters, and publications such as the Annual Report and the InsideIBEC newsletter, as well as the management of IBEC’s websites, corporate image and social media presence. The unit also organizes and supports scientific and institutional meetings, conferences, symposia and other events, and runs a program of outreach activities including school visits, open days and attendance at careers fairs and science exhibitions.

Head of Communications and Outreach
Vienna Leigh

Coordinator of Events and Outreach
Pilar Jiménez

Coordinator of Media Relations and Branding
Àngels López

Communications and Outreach Assistant
Pilar Rodríguez


The IT unit maintains and optimizes the computer systems of the institute and gives support to research lines by suggesting the software and hardware needed. It supports users in the fields of computation, telecommunications and networks and ensures the integrity of the information stored in the different systems.

IT Manager
Julio Bafaluy

IT Technician
Francisco Contreras

IT Technician
Alejandro Silverio