Department of Biengineering
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Avda. de la Universidad 30 (7.2.H09)
28911, Leganés, Spain

WoS ResearcherID: AAK-3275-2021

Alicia Pose Díez de la Lastra

Postdoctoral researcher

Alicia Pose Díez de la Lastra is a postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain. She earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2019, her M.Sc. in Information Health Engineering in 2020, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science and Technology in 2023, all from UC3M. Her main research interests include augmented reality, biomedical 3D printing, and computer-assisted interventions. Collaborating closely with surgeons from Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM) and Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN), she addresses clinical needs using cutting-edge technologies. Her contributions to the generation of knowledge in this area have been reflected in multiple scientific publications in high-impact factor journals and in presentations in national and international conferences. Furthermore, she has participated in several press briefings at HGUGM, where she presented the latest developments and achievements of their research team.

Moreover, Alicia demonstrates her passion for education in her diverse teaching roles, spanning across programs such as B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (UC3M), M.Sc. in Machine Learning for Health (UC3M), M.Sc. in Medical Physics (UNED), Science and Innovation Week (UC3M and CSIC) and informative scientific classes for high school students. Her instructional portfolio includes courses like Introduction to Bioengineering, Medical Image Processing, Advanced Topics in Medical Imaging, Surgical Navigation and Imaging, and Image Guided Treatments for Personalized Medicine. Moreover, she has tutored 5 bachelor’s and master’s theses, and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS).She also has actively engaged in numerous birth delivery workshops providing hands-on training to Spanish and African gynecologists and obstetric through the utilization of advanced simulators, as part of the Train the Trainers program. 

In addition to her academic contributions, Alicia has received notable scholarships, including a Mitacs Globalink Research Award and a grant from the Own Research Program of UC3M, both for a 6-months research stay at the Perk Lab (Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery) at Queen’s University, in Canada in 2022. Besides, she also received in 2022 an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program grant for teaching at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Finally, she has been awarded numerous excellence scholarships throughout her academic journey. All this showcases her commitment to international collaboration and academic excellence.


Furthermore, Alicia’s contributions have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the “Best Project in Computer-assisted Interventions” award from the Technische Universität München, the “Most Innovative Project in New Technologies” award from Madrid City Council, and the first prize in the “Thesis Talk 2021” contest at UC3M.

In summary, Alicia Pose Díez de la Lastra is a well-rounded researcher and educator, making significant strides in both the academic and research domains, and earning recognition for her outstanding contributions.