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Dr. Javier Buceta joins the department as Associate Professor and is appointed the Dolores and William E. Schiesser Faculty Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Bioengineering program are pleased to announce that Dr. Javier Buceta joined the department as Associate Professor on August 15, 2014. Dr. Buceta has been named the inaugural Dolores and William E. Schiesser Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Buceta received his BS and MSc. (1994) degrees in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and his PhD degree (2000) also in Physics from Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED). Subsequently, he pursued a three year postdoctoral position (2001-2004) at UC San Diego in the Deptartment Of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute for Nonlinear Science. His postdoctoral studies were supported by competitive grants, one of which was from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Since 2004, Dr. Buceta has been in Barcelona as an independent principal investigator at the Barcelona Science Park, first as a Ramon y Cajal fellow (tenure track), then as a tenured researcher. He has graduated 5 MS degree students and two PhD degree students from his group in Barcelona.

Dr. Buceta's research interests are in the area of Systems Biology using theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches, to study various problems including feedback between signaling/gene regulation and biomechanics, quorum sensing and complex pattern formation.

Dr. Buceta will be affiliated with the Bioengineering program at Lehigh University.

The faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as well as in the Bioengineering program enthusiastically welcome Dr. Buceta to Lehigh.

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