Dr Mattias Björnmalm is an experienced scientist & policy professional. He works as Advisor for Research & Innovation at CESAER. His other engagements include as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Bionics Institute, as an invited member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network and in the Marie Curie Alumni Association. Previously, he led the project qBionano at Imperial College London and was an editor in science & policy for the journal Angle.

In addition to his advocacy and policy experience, Mattias has an extensive scientific background in engineering, nanoscience & biomedicine, with dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

In 2017, he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union; during this process he was selected as one of Europe’s thirty most “highly promising researchers” out of the 8,916 funding proposals submitted.

In 2019, he was awarded an Imperial College London President’s Award: “recognized for outstanding achievements in policy engagement“.

Mattias is originally from Stockholm (Sweden) and following some years in Melbourne (Australia) and London (United Kingdom), he is currently based in Brussels (Belgium).