Fernando Benito-Lopez studied chemistry at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and completed his M.S. studies in the group of Dr. M.J. Macazaga and Dr. R.M. Medina. He graduated with a thesis entitled “Synthesis and electrochemical study of alkynyl cobalt and osmium complexes” in 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, under the supervision of Professor David N. Reinhoudt and Dr. Willem Verboom, with a thesis entitled “High-pressure: a challenge for lab-on-a-chip technology” in 2007. He worked as a postdoc at the Centre for BioAnalytical Sciences at Dublin City University and later joined CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technology at the same university. He was appointed as Team Leader in Polymer Microfluidics in 2010 in the group of Professor Dermot Diamond at the National Centre for Sensor Research. Currently he is Adjunct Faculty Member at Dublin City University, working as a Senior Scientist at CIC MicroGUNE, a Microtechnology Cooperative Research Center in the Basque Country, Spain. His areas of interest are smart materials for microfluidic applications, microfluidic and analytical sciences, wearable microfluidics (sports and health), microfluidic devices and miniaturised systems for point of care diagnostics, microfluidic devices for environmental applications, and microfluidics for improving chemical and biochemical processes.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2013