Laura M. Lechuga
She received her PhD in Chemistry from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1992. She is Full Professor at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) & CIBER-BBN. From 2012 to 2016 she has been Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Technology, The Artic University of Norway. From 2013 to 2017 she has been a Distinguished Visiting professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Sciences, University of Campinas (Brazil) and Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) since 2014.
Prof Lechuga is the Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain). The principal focus of her research program is the technological development of photonic (plasmonics and silicon-based) biosensors, their integration in portable lab-on-a-chip platforms and their application for clinical and environmental diagnostics. She has published over 250 articles, book chapters and proceedings, has 8 families of awarded patents at European, US or international level, and has presented her work in more than 300 invited talks. She was the driving force for the establishment of one spin-off company in 2004 (SENSIA, S.L.) and co-founder of another spin-off in 2010 (BIOD, S.L.).
Prof. Laura Lechuga is Associate editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal and Associate editor of the J. Optics and Laser Technology (Elsevier). She belongs to the Scientific Advisory Board of several high level national and international Centres and have participated is numerous high level evaluation panels worldwide, as ERC or NSF panels. She is a member of Permanent Steering Committees for the Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors (ASCOS) and Europt(r)ode Conference Series.
She has received several prizes and recognitions as the Prize of Physics, Innovation and Technology from the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and BBVA Foundation in 2016.
More information can be found at http://nanob2a.icn2.cat