Industrial Engineer and Technical University of Madrid professor, Andrés Díaz Lantada, has been honoured by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI) as this year’s winner of the Juan López de Peñalver award for his exceptional contributions to the transformation of the biomedical industry and his efforts in democratizing healthcare technologies.
Prof. Lantada is a key member of the Technical University of Madrid’s (UPM) research team working on the BIOMET4D project, alongside Prof. Adrián López and William Solórzano.
BIOMET4D is the first Horizon Europe project featuring the participation of the UPM. It seeks to develop biodegradable, shape-morphing implants that evolve with patients, adapting to their healing and growth processes, while employing advanced additive manufacturing technologies with smart materials.
You can find out more about this award, and an interview with Prof. Lantada at the UPM’s website, here (note, full content available in Spanish only).