Caterina Bartomeu Garcia

Contact Information
Department of Chemical Engineering
313 Snell Engineering Center
Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

HOMETOWNSant Quirze del Vallès, SPAIN
PRIOR DEGREESM.S. Nanoscience Materials & Processes, B.S. chemical engineering
PRIOR GRADUATE INSTITUTIONUniversitat Rovira i Virgili
UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona



Caterina, or “Cati” as her friends call her, is originally from Sant Quirze del Vallès, a small village located outside of Barcelona in Spain. She completed her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Afterwards, she completed her Master’s in Nanoscience Materials and Processes from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. During her time there, she spent 6 months completing a research thesis in Prof. Thomas Webster’s lab at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she developed a novel liposome system to treat bacterial meningitis. After the completion of her Master’s degree and excited about the research opportunities she was presented, Caterina was accepted into Northeastern University’s Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering where she currently works to advance her liposome research under the advisement of Prof. Thomas Webster.

When not in the lab, Caterina enjoys the outdoors and loves hiking, spending time with friends, and eating tapas (small Spanish dishes). A master of three languages (Catalan, Spanish, and English), Caterina previously taught English to kids and young adults in Spain. Always seen with a smile on her face, Caterina reminds us to “be happy all the time!”


Bartomeu Garcia, D. Shi, T.J. Webster, “Tat-functionalized liposomes for the treatment of meningitis: an in vitro study.” Int J Nanomedicine, 2017, 12, 3009-3021.