Dr. Martin Andreas Koch

Professor of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

Doctor cum laude in Biomedical Engineering from the UPC

Martin A. Koch has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Technical University of Giessen-Friedberg (Germany). He gained experience in software and hardware development and as a quality system manager for an electronic medical device company. He completed his PhD at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC, working in the field of Tissue Engineering for the cultivation of bone cells in synthetic biomaterials in vitro and in vivo at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Catalonia IBEC. After receiving his PhD with cum laude in 2010, he worked in the bioengineering department of the CTM technology center as an R&D engineer. Since 2016, Dr. Koch is a professor at the ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona and is the head of its Science and Technology lab.


—Koch, M.A., Vrij, E.J., Engel, E., Planell, J.A., Lacroix, D. (2010) Perfusion cell seeding on large porous PLA / calcium phosphate composite scaffolds in a perfusion bioreactor system under varying perfusion parameters. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A 95A, 4, 1011-1018

—M. Charles-Harris, M.A. Koch, M. Navarro, D. Lacroix, E. Engel, J.A. Planell (2008) A PLA / calcium phosphate degradable composite material for bone tissue engineering: an in vitro study. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 19, 1503-1513

—Koch, M.A., Engel, E., Planell, J.A., Lacroix, D. (2008) Cell seeding and characterization of PLA / glass composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Journal of Biomechanics, 41, Supplement 1, S162