Laura Lechuga Gómez
Staff Group: Group Leader
Job: Group leader
Address: Research Center on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CIN2) CSIC Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Bio: Prof. Laura M. Lechuga is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of Physics&Technology, at the Arctic University (Norway) and Distinguished Visiting professor at the Dept. of Microwaves and Photonics, School of Electrical and Computer Sciences, University of Campinas (Brazil). She is the Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group in 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) and nanomechanical biosensors, their integration in portable lab-on- a-chip platforms and their application in clinical and environmental diagnostics. She has published over 160 articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, has 8 families of awarded patents at European, US or international level, and has presented more than 200 invited research papers. She has been the driving force for the establishment of one spin-off company in 2004 (SENSIA, SL) and co-founder of a new spin-off in 2010 (BIOD, SL). She is associate editor of the IEEE Photonics Journal, associate editor of the J. Optics and Laser Technology (Elsevier) and is at the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nanobiosensors in Disease Diagnosis and of the Journal of Sensors. She has been nominated as Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2014. She is a member of Permanent Steering Committees of Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors (ASCOS) and Europt(r)ode Conference Series.