Ivan Solvas Martinez

Ivan Solvas Martinez


I am currently working as a Lecturer in Andrology on both Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology (CEART) and Clinical Embryology Distance Learning (CEDL) MSc Clinical Embryology courses. 

I have a BSc in Biology from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Catalonia) and a MSc in Reproductive Biology and Assisted Reproduction Techniques from Institut Universitari Dexeus, the first clinic to achieve a live birth in Spain using IVF. In 2010 I obtained a Senior Embryologist award in the ESHRE Conference held in Rome.

I worked for nearly 20 years as an embryologist in private and public clinics in Barcelona, Dublin and Leeds.

In the last few years I have been involved in the development and implementation of the Vitrification and PGD programs at the Leeds Fertility Unit.



  • Degree: BSc in Biology (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, 1997-2002)
  • MSc in Human Reproduction (Institut Dexeus, 2002-2004)
  • ESHRE Senior Embryologist (ESHRE, 2010)

Professional memberships

  • ARCS (Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists)
  • ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

Student education

  • Teaching for MSc in Clinical Embryology (CEART), University of Leeds (2023-present)
  • Teaching for MSc in Clinical Embryology Distance Learning (CEDL), University of Leeds (2023-present)
  • Postgraduate Personal Tutor
  • Postgraduate Research Tutor
  • Programme Management committee

Research groups and institutes

  • Specialist Science Education