Alan Avila-Ramirez

Masters Students


Research Interests

Alan Avila is currently interested in developing novel biosensor technologies to monitor different biological behaviors for personalized medicine applications. He is particularly interested in microfabrication, biofabrication and characterization of state-of-the-art biomaterials. Alan dreams of developing a stronger technology-based entrepreneurial ecosystem in his home country, Mexico.

Selected Publications

Reinforcement of Alginate-Gelatin Hydrogels with Bioceramics for Biomedical Applications: A Comparative Study A. Avila-Ramirez, K. Catzim-Rios, C. E. Guerrero-Beltrán, E. Ramírez-Cedillo, W. Ortega

Gels 7 (4), 184 (2021)


Ecologically Friendly Biofunctional Ink for Reconstruction of Rigid Living Systems Under Wet Conditions

A. Avila-Ramírez, A. U. Valle-Pérez, H. Hari Susapto, R. Pérez-Pedroza, G. R Briola, A. Alrashoudi, Z. Khan, P. Bilalis, CAE Hauser

International journal of bioprinting 7 (4) (2021)


Supramolecular Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering

R. Pérez-Pedroza, A. Avila-Ramirez, Z. Khan, M. Moretti, CAE Hauser

Advances in Polymer Technology, Article ID 8815006 (2020)


Reinforcement of Hydrogels with Bioceramics in Osseous Tissue Regeneration by 3D Printing  

A. Avila-Ramirez, W. Ortega

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Thesis Repository (2019)



  • M.Sc., Bioengineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020 - Current
  • B.Sc., Chemistry and Nanotechnology Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 2019

Professional Profile

  • 2022- present: MSc. student, Organic Bioelectronics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021: M.Sc. Visiting Student (6 months), Prof. Su-Ryon Shin Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2020-2021: VSRP and MSc. student, Laboratory for Nanomedicine, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: B.Sc. Visiting Student (12 months), Prof. Yu Shrike Zhang Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2017-2019: Undergraduate Research Assistant, School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 


  • Scholarship for International Studies at Harvard Medical School issued by GDX Holdings and
  • Interfactura, S.A.P.I. de C.V, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, 2019

  • Bronze Medal - BIOMOD competition, UCSF, California, USA, 2019
  • Silver Medal - International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2019
  • First place in Research and Development in Improvement Proposals, Conexión Tec, NL, México, 2018



KAUST Affiliations

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Material science Organic bioelectronics Biosensors Biofabrication Regenerative medicine