Alberto Escarpa

Talk Title: Micromotors in action: smart microsensors swimming in a concept or a futuristic reality?

Dr. Alberto Escarpa is a Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Alcalá. He has received several awards such as the NATO Fellowship to perform postdoctoral research at the New Mexico State University (USA) in 2001, the “Young Investigator Award” by the University of Alcala in 2003, the International Dropsens Award “Best research work in applied electroanalytical chemistry” (finalist) in 2015 and the Excellence Award in Doctoral Thesis Direction of Sciences in 2021. He served as a guest professor in international Universities and research centers such as the University of California San Diego (EEUU), the International Center for Young Scientists in National Institute for Materials Science (Tsukuba, Japón) or CIDETEQ (Querétaro, México). He has also been Visiting Professor at Buenos Aires University and currently, he is Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Peru) and Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla (Thailand). Prof. Escarpa is also a member of the Collegium of the Ph.D. in Food Science at Teramo University (Italy).

He is the leader and founder of the “Analytical Miniaturization and Nanotechnology” research group since 2003. His main research interests are analytical miniaturization and nanotechnologies, new nanomaterials for optical and electrochemical (bio)-sensing, electrochemical microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip technology, and artificial micromotors.

He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in leading international peer-review journals, 6 international patents, and several book chapters, yielding an h-index of 50. He has recently been included in the top 1% of most cited chemists in the world (2020, 2021 lists by Sandford University. His works have been featured and highlighted on several occasions as cover in top journals (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Sci., Chem. Eur. J., Lab Chip, Anal. Chem., Analyst and Anal. Sen.) and social scientific media (Chemical World (RSC), Separations Now from Wiley and C&EN news from ACS, Nanowerk). He has also supervised 20 Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis (with 20 awards and honors) and several postdoctoral researchers granted highly competitive fellowships. He has edited and authored several books including Miniaturization of analytical systems: principles, designs, and applications (Wiley, 2009), Food Electroanalysis (2015, Wiley), and Carbon-based Nanomaterials in Analytical Chemistry (RSC, 2019). He has given more than 50 invited lectures at the most prestigious conferences of micro and analytical nanotechnologies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Anal. Chem., Anal & Sen., Electrophoresis, Appl. Mat. Today, Sensors and J. of Nanobiotech. He has been Associate Editor for RSC Advances (2015-2019) and Associate Editor for Microchimica Acta (2018-2019). He is currently Editor in Chief for Microchimica Acta.