roman perez


Assistant Professor and Co-Investigator
Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN)


Bachelor degree: From University of Barcelona, BSc (Chemistry) (Class of 2006)

Ph.D:  From Technical University of Catalonia, PhD (Materials Science) (2011.07.26)


(2011-2013) - Postdoctoral Fellow: Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering at Dankook University of South Korea.

(2013) - Postdoctoral fellow: University College Dublin. Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. Ireland

(2013-2014) - Postdoctoral Fellow. Ryerson University. Chemical Engineering. Toronto, Canada.

(2014-Current) - Research Professor. Dankook University. South Korea.


(2011) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Education Scholarship for research in other institution. Dankook University. Cheonan, South Korea. 2 months.

(2009) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Education Scholarship for research in other institution. MIT/Harvard Medical School. Boston, USA. 9 months.

(2007-2011) - Spanish Ministry of Science and Education Scholarship for graduate student.

(2006-2007) - IBEC scholarship for graduate student.

(2005-2006) - Undergraduate scholarship department of Biochemistry. University of Barcelona.

Published Papers

[1] Espanol M, Pérez RA, Montufar EB, Marichal C, Sacco A and Ginebra MP. (2009) Intrinsic porosity of calcium phosphate cements and its significance for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Acta Biomaterialia 5: 2752-2762.

[2] Ginebra MP, Espanol M, Montufar EB, Pérez RA and Mestres G. (2010) New Processing Approaches In Calcium Phosphate Cements And Their Applications In Regenerative Medicine. Acta Biomaterialia 6: 2863–2873.

[3] Pérez RA, Del Valle S, Altankov G and Ginebra MP. (2011) Porous Hydroxyapatite and Gelatin/Hydroxyapatite Microspheres Obtained by Calcium Phosphate Cement Emulsion. Journal of Biomedical Biomaterials Research B: Applied Biomaterials 97:156-166.

[4] Perez RA, Ginebra MP and Spector M. (2011) Cell Response to Collagen-Calcium Phosphate Cement Scaffolds Investigated for Nonviral Gene Delivery. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 22: 887-897.

[5] Espanol M, Perez RA, Montufar EB, Ginebra MP. Ceramics. In: Biomimetic, Bioresponsive and Bioactive Materials: Integrating Materials with Tissues. Editors: Santin M & GJ Phillips. Wiley-Blackwell (2011).

[6] Pérez RA, Altankov G, Jorge-Herrero E and Ginebra MP. (2013) Micro- and nanostructured hydroxyapatite/collagen microcarriers for bone tissue engineering applications. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 7: 353-61

[7] Pérez RAWon JEKnowles JC and Kim HW. (2013) Naturally and synthetic smart composite biomaterials for tissue regeneration. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 65: 471-96.

[8] Perez RA, Kim HW and Ginebra MP. (2012) Polymeric additives to enhance the functional properties of calcium phosphate cements. Journal of Tissue Engineering. doi:10.1177/2041731412439555.

[9] Perez RA, Kim TH, Ginebra MP and Kim HW. (2013) Calcium Phosphate Cements Loaded with Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor: Delivery and In Vitro Cell Response. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 101: 923-31.

[10] Perez RA, Kim HW. (2012) Core-shell designed scaffolds of alginate / alpha-tricalcium phosphate for the loading and delivery of biological proteins. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 101: 1103-12.

[11] Pérez RA*, Park JH*, Jin GZ, Kim HW and Wall I. (2013) Microcarriers designed for cell culture and tissue engineering. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews 19: 172-90.

[12] Pérez RA and Ginebra MP. (2013) Injectable collagen/α-tricalcium phosphate cement: collagen-mineral phase interactions and cell response. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24 (2) 381-93.

[13] Perez RA, Kim MJ, Kim TH, Kim JH, Lee JH, Park JH, Knowles JC and Kim HW. (2014)Utilizing core-shell fibrous collagen-alginate hydrogel cell delivery system for bone tissue engineering. Tissue Engineering Part A 20(1-2):103-14

[14] Kwon SY, Singh RK, Perez RA, Neel EAA, Kim HW, Chrzanowski W. (2013) Silica based mesoporous nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery. Journal of Tissue Engineering 3;4:2041731413503357.

[15] Dashnym K*, Perez RA*, Lee EJ, Wall IB, Kim HW. (2014) Hybrid scaffolds of gelatin-siloxane releasing stromal derived factor-1 effective for cell recruitment.Accepted Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A102(6):1859-67

[16] Lee JH, Tsendsuren T, Eltohamy M, Park JH, Perez RA, Kim HW.. RSC Advances 2013, 24202-24214

[17] Perez RA, El-Fiqi A, Park JH, Kim TH, Kim JH, Kim HW. (2014) Therapeutic bioactive microcarriers; co-delivery of growth factors and stem cells for bone tissue engineering. Acta Biomateralia 10(1):520-30.

[18] Kim TH, Eltohamy M, Kim M, Perez RA, Kim JH, Yun YR, Jang JH, Lee EJ, Knowles JC, Kim HW. (2014) Therapeutic foam scaffolds incorporating biopolymer-shelled mesoporous nanospheres with growth factors.  Acta Biomaterialia S1742-7061(14)00057-9

[19] Kim JH*, Park CH*, Perez RA*, Jang JH, Kim HW, Wall I, Shi S (2014). AdvancedBiomatrix Designs for Regenerative Therapy of Periodontal Tissues. Journal of Dental Research 93(12):1203-11.

[20] Perez RA, Riccardi K, Altankov G, Ginebra MP (2014). Dynamic cell culture on calcium phosphate microcarriers for bone tissue engineering applications. Journal of Tissue Engineering 5:2041731414543965.

[21] Dashnyam K, Perez RA, Singh RK, Lee EJ, Kim HW. Hybrid magnetic scaffolds of gelatin-siloxane incorporated with magnetic nanoparticles for bone tissue engineering. RSC Advances2014,4, 40841-40851.

[22] Weber JF, Perez RA, Waldman SD. Mechanobioreactors for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.Methods in Molecular Biology

[23] Li MG, Hakimi N, Perez RA, Waldman SD, Kozinski J, Hwang D. (2014) Microarchitecture for wrinkled three dimensional surface platform. Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405851

[24] Perez RA, Patel K, Kim HW, Novel magnetic nanocomposite injectables: calcium phosphate cements impregnated with ultrafine magnetic nanoparticles for bone regeneration. RSC Advances 2015,5, 13411-13419

[25] El-Fiqi A, Kim JH, Perez RA, Kim HW. Novel bioactive nanocomposite cement formulations with potential properties: Incorporation of mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles to calcium phosphate cements. J Mater Chem B2015,3, 1321-1334

[26] Perez RA, Shin SH, Han CM, Kim HW. Bone-bioactive injectables based on calcium phosphates for the delivery of drugs and cells in hard tissue engineering: A recent update. Tiss Eng Reg Med

[27] Perez RA, Kim HW. Core-shell designed therapeutic scaffolds for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia (in press)

[28] Cuzmar E*, Perez RA*, Manzanares C, Franch J, Ginebra MP (2014). Novel calcium phosphate cement processing to enhance biomaterial resorption and bone formation in vivo.PloS One

[29] Perez RA, Kim JH, Kim TH, Kim HW. Novel therapeutic core-shell hydrogel scaffolds with sequential delivery of cobalt and BMP2 for synergistic bone regeneration. Acta Biomaterialia