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Scientific Advisory Board

The board is formed by members from international high-level research centers appointed by CSIC and it supervises and advises the institute's activity.

IMB-CNM is supervised by a high-level external body appointed by CSIC: the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), consisting of 11 members of international research centres, universities and companies working in areas related to the R&D lines of IMB-CNM.

It was first established on November 2018 and the last meeting was held online on October 2021. You can find more information about the previous meeting and formations below.

The current members of the IMB-CNM Scientific Advisory Board are the following:

SAB - Sabino AzkárateSAB - Wolfgang DettmannSAB - Elvira FortunatoSAB - Liviu Nicu

From left to right: Elvira Fortunato, Sabino Azcárate, Wolfang Dettmann, Liviu Nicu.

Azcárate is Deputy Director of Technology at Tekniker, a technology center in the Basque Country, with a complementary activity to the one of the IMB-CNM. He is also member of the ICTS Micronanofabs advisory committee, so that coordination between the strategic plans of the ICTS and the IMB-CNM can be guaranteed.

Dettmann works at Infineon, one of the main European microelectronics companies, coordinating participation in European projects and platforms.In particular, he is a prominent member of the EPOSSS and ECSEL platforms, which concentrate most of the research activities orientated to the industry in the field of micro / nano systems.

Elvira Fortunato is a full professor in the Faculty of science and technology of the New University of Lisbon. She has been a pioneer in the area of printed electronics. Her scientific excellence is demonstrated by several high-value awards and two ERC projects.

Liviu Nicu is director of LAAS, a CNRS center in Toulouse, France, with characteristics similar to the IMB-CNM. In addition, his research career is related to various lines of the IMB-CNM.

Pep Pàmies is editor of the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. He intends his participation to advise on the centre's research lines focused on Bio applications, on the dissemination of results and on increasing the multidisciplinary nature of the centre.

SAB - Janny van den Eijnden-van RaaijSAB - Sabeth VerpoorteSAB - Maud VinetSAB - Haixia Zhang

From left to right: Maud Vinet, Haixia (Alice) Zhang, Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij and E.M.J (Sabeth) Verpoorte.

Janny van den Eijnden is Director of the Institute for Human Organ Technologies and Disease Modeling (hDMT). She is an expert in Organ on a Chip.

Sabeth Veerporte is one of the pioneers in the field of Lab-on-a-chip. She has been the director of the pharmaceutical analysis group at Gottingen University.

Responsible for the Advanced CMOS Laboratory at CEA-LETI, one of the largest microelectronics centers in Europe. She is a member of the French Nanoscience Foundation and has recently obtained a Synergy project to apply CEA-LETI technology in Quantum Computing.

Haixia Zhang is a professor in the Department of Microelectronics at Beijing University. She is an expert in the area of micro and nanotechnologies, MEMS and NEMS, with a focus on new manufacturing methods. Prof. Zhang is also the founder of the international iCAN innovation competition.

The first meeting with the board was held at the IMB-CNM on November 2019.

The second meeting with the board was held online on October 2021.