Fernando Garay received his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Cordoba (UNC), Argentina, in 2002. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, UNC, and a Research Fellow of CONICET, Argentina. His fields of interest range from fundamental electrochemistry to making electrochemical sensors. The applied studies consist of the development of sandwich-type amperometric biosensors, where the enzymes are crosslinked in a hydrogel matrix and trapped between two diffusion membranes, and sensors based on electrodes modified with organic films. In both cases, the idea is to make stable and reproducible sensors that can quantify analytes in samples, such as whole blood, without preliminary treatment. The fundamental research is focused on the description of the electron transfer and mass transport related to the reactions of heavy metal complexes, phenolic compounds, and enzymatic biosensors. Numerical and digital strategies are used for simulating and fitting the electrochemical responses of our experimental systems. Those studies are complemented with in situ techniques that help us to minimize the number of variables required for the fit of electrochemical data.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2012