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Andy L. Olivares received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from Universidad Oriente, Cuba.  He received an MSc in Mechanical Design from Universidad Oriente, Cuba in 2007, with a new design of prosthesis for amputate. From 2003 until 2007, he teaches courses on Mechanics Theroy (Statics and Dynamics), Methodology of Research and Basic Computation. Since 2007-2012 he holds a PhD in Materials Science from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain. During his doctorate, he worked on evaluation of scaffolds for tissue engineering (TE) application (STEPS). In 2011-2012, he started working as Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia; the main objective was create an experimental and computational method to control the cell seeding in TE (MECHANOBIO). Since 2012 until 2015 he worked in THE GRAIL HEALTH project also as the Postdoctoral Researcher Researcher in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, working in a new scaffold to substitute the intima layer of artery.

He participated in several research projects:

  1. STEPS "A systems approach to tissue engineering processes and products”. FP6-500465. Josep Planell. (2005-2009).
  2. MECHANOBIO. European Research Council Starting Grant. Finite element simulations of mechanobiology in tissue engineering'. Damien Lacroix. 10/2011-09/2016. 
  3.  THE GRAIL HEALTH. “Tissue in Host Engineering Guided Regeneration of Arterial Intimal Layer. Josep Planell, Elisabeth Engel, Jerome Noailly . (01/02/2012- 31/01/2017).

His main research interests are multi-scale in biomechanics problems with the application computational fluid dynamic, agent based and finite element methods.


Since 2015 he works as a Post-doc in the SimBioSys group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Since 2015, he teaches courses on Biomechanics II (Fluids and Viscoelasticity), Modeling of Organs and Systems (Laboratory) at the Bioengineering degree of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.