Micro and nano-devices
|Basabe-Desmonts, Lourdes||Ikerbasque Research Professor – UPV/EHU Research Associate|
Ikerbasque Research Professor since 2012, Director of the Microfluidics & BIOMICs Cluster UPV/EHU since 2019, Young Member of Jakiunde, the Academy of Science and Arts of the Basque Country since 2016.
Studied chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid until 2002. Then, she moved to the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where she completed her PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Crego Calama and Prof. David Reinhoudt at the Supramolecular Chemistry Group within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. In 2006 she joined the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in Dublin, Ireland, where in 2009 she became Team Leader in Microfluidics for Platelet Biology. In 2012, she was awarded an Ikerbasque Research Professorship and she moved to CICmicroGUNE in the Basque Country, Spain. In 2014, Lourdes joined the BIOMICS research group at the University of the Basque Country, where she established her own independent research team: BIOMICS-microfluidics, focused on the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies. In June 2015 she co-founded the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU with Dr. Fernando Benito-Lopez´s group and in 2019 she promoted the creation of the Microfluidics & BIOMICS Cluster UPV/EHU.
Research Interest: Development of microtecnology and Lab on a chip analytical systems. Research lines: (1) Microfluidics, (2) Smart materials for sensing and actuation, (3) Optical fibers as sensors (4) Surface engineering (5) Microsystems integration.
Google schoolar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_HjAixoAAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus ID: 8646759700
|Benito-López, Fernando||UPV/EHU Research Associate|
Fernando Benito-Lopez studied chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed his master studies in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry in 2002. He obtained his PhD in Microfluidic Technology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2007. He carried out his postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. Dermot Diamond at Dublin City University, Ireland, where in 2010 became Team Leader in polymer microfluidics. In 2012, he moved to CIC microGUNE, a Research Centre working in Microtechnology in Spain. Soon later, he was awarded with the prestigious Ramón y Cajal Fellowship. In 2015, he moved to the University of the Basque Country and funded the Analytical Microsystems & Materials for Lab-on-a-Chip Team (AMMa-LOAC) and the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU, Spain, to agglutinate several research groups working in microtechnology. In 2019, he became Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country.
He has a special research interest in microtechnology, microfluidics and in the integration of smart materials within microfluidic devices for sensing and actuation.
My research lines are:
|Castro, Nélson||Post-Doctoral Researcher|
Nelson Castro was born in Guimarães, Portugal. He received an integrated Master Degree in electronics and computing engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal in 2013. He worked since October 2013 to February 2017 as a research engineer in the Physics Centre at University of Minho in the development of electronic instrumentation for polymer based printed sensors and smart materials, such as: magnetoelectric, piezoelectric, piezoresistive and capacitive, having published 4 articles in scientific journals. He worked since March til June of 2017 at Somatica, Materials and Solutions in the development of piezoelectric keyboards for industrial applications. Currently, he is working towards his Ph.D at BC Materials in optimization of polymer based magnetic composites and bioreactors for biomedical applications.
Interests and objetives
My other research interests are instrumentation and data communication and analysis for printed sensor arrays; 3D printing of smart materials and electronics; and electroactive inks printing optimization.
|del Campo García, Francisco Javier||Ikerbasque Research Professor|
F. Javier del Campo graduated in Analytical Chemistry from Stratchlyde University (1998) and the University of the Basque Country (1999). He obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2003, where he specialized in Electrochemistry. After 18 months in industry, developing Electrochemistry-based process solutions for international companies and government agencies, he joined the Spanish National Microelectronics Centre, where he further specialized in miniaturization and systems integration, covering a number of fabrication technique including microfabrication, conventional manufacturing processes and screen printing with a focus on prototype development methodologies. During this time, his research involved the miniaturization of electrochemical sensors and biosensors for environmental and health applications, particularly in the area of point of care devices.
His most recent activities have focused on the development of self-powered sensors based on electrochromic materials, as a means to avoid the need for silicon-based components, which earned him a Leonardo grant from the BBVA Foundation in 2016.
To date, Javier has co-authored over 100 scientific publications (h=29), is co-inventor in 8 patents and has supervised 7 PhD theses.
Current research interests include: Electrochemistry, microfluidics, sensors and biosensors, miniaturization techniques, and systems integration.
|Fernández, Eduardo||Senior Researcher|
Graduated in Physics from the University of the Basque Country in 2008 and Doctor from the same university in 2013. Since 2009, he has been working on different basic research and applied research projects focused mainly on medicine, characterization and micro / nano patronage of magnetic materials in thin films for application in sensors. He has been done a research stay during his predoctoral stage at the University of Durham (United Kingdom) and Caen (France). A 2-year postdoctoral stay as a BCMaterials researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), focused on the surface nanopatter by self-assembling block copolymer. He is the author of 25 contributions at international conferences, as well as 42 scientific publications in international journals with more than 580 citations and an index of 16 (Scopus). He has also collaborated on more than 5 research projects funded by regional, national and European entities during the last 5 years.
|García-Arribas, Alfredo||UPV/EHU Research Associate|
Interests and objetives
|Gestoso-Carbajo, Guillermo||Pre-Doctoral Researcher|
I am graduated in Physics in 2019 at the University of the Salamanca (USAL). My bachelor thesis was on “Quantum point contact in h-BN graphene heterostructures with graphite backgate” being a common user of the clean room of the University of the Salamanca.
Subsequently, I finished my Master´s degree in Physics and Mathematics in 2020 at the University of the Salamanca. My Master thesis entitle “Deep learning micromagnetic” were carried out at the University of Salamanca and the start-up Artelnics S.L. where I used the state-of-the-art techniques of machine learning in the fundamental problems of micromagnetic. Simultaneously, I worked as machine learning researcher at Artelnics developing research projects, where machine learning is applied to solve real-world problems.
Currently, I am developing micromagnetic simulations of magnetoresistance sensors for the detection of a single magnetotactic bacterium.
|Hermenegildo Filipe, Bruno||Pre-Doctoral Researcher|
Bruno Hermenegildo was born in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores – Portugal. He received his bachelor degree in Physics in 2016 and his M. Sc. in Biophysics and Bionanosystems in 2018 both from Minho University, Portugal. He joined the Center of Physics of the University of Minho in 2016 where he worked on his thesis in the development of active and biodegradable hydrogels for bone tissue engineering applications, part of which took place during an ERASMUS stay in BCMaterials, in 2017.
Currently I am starting my PhD on hybrid biodegradable active systems for tissue engineering. The main objective of this project is to develop a new and improved solution for the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues, that avoids the problems related to current solutions such as transplants.
Hermenegildo BF, Pereira G, Abreu AS, Castanheira EMS, Ferreira PMT, Queiroz MJRP. Phenanthrenyl-indole as a fluorescent probe for peptides and lipid membranes. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2011, 221(1): 47-57.
Vilaça H, Pereira G, Castro TG, Hermenegildo BF, Shi J, Faria TQ, Micaêlo N, Brito RMM, Xu B, Castanheira EMS, Martins JA, Ferreira PMT. New self-assembled supramolecular hydrogels based on dehydropeptides. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2015, 3(30): 6355-6367.
Abreu AS, Hermenegildo BFC, Ferreira PMT, Queiroz MJRP, Castanheira EMS. Interaction of fluorescent quinolin-2-one and coumarin derivatives including dipeptides with lipid bilayers. RSC Advances 2016, 6(76): 72141-72148.
|Jaimes Merazzo, Karla||Post-Doctoral Researcher|
Dr. Karla J. Merazzo received her M.Sc. and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Her research line is magnetic nanostructures & nanodevices, spintronics and sensors. She has focused in magnetic nanodevices such as Spin Valves, Magnetic Tunnel Junctions, Spin Torque Nano-Oscillators, and magnetic & magnetoelectric sensors. Their applications include memory storage, microwave oscillators and sensors (biomedicine, smart systems, among others). She has participated in several international research projects, with over 20 scientific papers in international journals, participation in more than 40 international/national conferences, experiments at synchrotron facilities, co-supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. She has formed a wide scientific network along Europe and has years of experience in teaching Physics for university students.
RESEARCHER ID: J-5164-2012 (also V-5543-2019 by an error I am fixing)
AUTHOR ID: 26531546800
ORCID CODE: 0000-0003-0521-5142
|Totoricaguena Gorriño, Joseba||Pre-Doctoral Researcher|
Joseba Totoricaguena graduated in Physics in 2018 and in Electronic Engineering in 2019 at the University of Basque Country. Focusing his degree thesis on radio-frequency applications of thin films at the Electricity and Electronics department of the Faculty of Science and Technology of Leioa.
Subsequently, he finished his master degree in New Materials in 2020 at the University of Basque Country and the University of Cantabria and a master degree in Teachers in 2020 at the International University of Valencia (VIU). His New Materials master thesis was “Nanostructured thin films-based elements: focus on high frequency applications”.
He is currently starting his PhD in at BCMaterials Integration of multifunctional materials for biodetection in microfluidic platforms under the direction of Francisco Javier del Campo (BCMaterials) and Fernando Benito (UPV/EHU).