Albert Cirera

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Albert Cirera (Barcelona 1974) is currently professor at the University of Barcelona. Graduated in Physics and PhD in 2000 (advisor Prof. Albert Cornet), awarded with PhD prize of the University of Barcelona. Current research involved in the IN2UB (Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia de la UB), I leads the activities in Applied Nanoelectronics in my group ( including Modeling for Nanoelectronics, Sensing Devices, Printed Electronics and Graphene. The teaching activity involves courses of Physical Electronics, Electronic Circuits and Semiconductor Physics at Physics, Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering studies, at BS, MS and doctorate level. 2 PhD thesis directed and 9 PhD students under guidance. The scientific activity involves the publication of more than 70 papers in international journals, with an h factor h=21, and more than 1000 cites. Such activity is complemented by 6 book chapters, about 150 congress presentations and the participation in 10 European research projects. The research activity is complemented by activity in industrial research. During these years I have managed more than 10 industrial projects, 4 patents arise and I founded 2 spin-off. Current Scientific interests includes: - Material interaction at the nanoscale for sensing applications - Modeling for nanoelectronics and sensing devices (DFT) - Growth of nanostructures - Engineering ceramics and applications - Graphene and printed electronics. This work has been recently recognized by the Research Intensification Program of the Universitat de Barcelona (2008-2011). I received the 'Antoni Caparrós 2008' award from the University of Barcelona and Fundació Bosch i Gimpera for the activity in industrial research. Our spin off Electronic Nanosystems has received the Solvay award from CIDEM/COPCA (Generalitat de Catalunya) in 2008. In 2010 I have received the ICREA Academia award.

Biography Updated on 19 June 2012

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