Note: This webpage was part of the qBionano project which has now successfully finished, it was active from August 2017 to August 2019. This webpage will therefore not receive any further updates, but it will remain online on as a reference and for archival purposes. Up-to-date contact details to Dr Mattias Björnmalm can be found via ORCID, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Mattias Björnmalm BSc MSc PhD AMRSC is a Research Fellow in the Department of Materials and the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He leads the EU-funded project and can be found on Twitter @bearore.

He has dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals and his research is focused on materials science, biomedical engineering, and bio–nano science.

In 2017, he was awarded a highly competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission; during this process he was selected as 1 of 30 “highly promising researchers” out of the 8,916 funding proposals submitted.

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

Mattias completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Frank Caruso, and his current mentor is Prof. Molly M. Stevens.

Mattias is an invited expert of the World Economic Forum Expert Network.

Mattias is an editor for the science & policy journal Angle, a Member of EuroScience, and Vice-Chair of the Policy Working Group of the Brussels-based Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Mattias is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC), an Honorary Research Fellow of the Bionics Institute, an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a Member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology.


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