ICREA, Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), BIST Barcelona, Spain
Arben Merkoçi is ICREA Research Professor and leader of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group. He obtained his PhD at the University of Tirana (Albania) and since 1992 has carried out research as a postdoctoral fellow and research professor in Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain and USA. His research is focused on the integration of biological molecules and other species with micro- and nanostructures of interest in the design of novel (bio)sensors. Prof. Merkoçi has published 332 articles (H-index: Google Scholar 85; WOS 74) and supervised 35 PhD theses. He has served as scientific evaluator / member of panels of experts of various international institutions and has been invited to give plenary lectures etc. on more than 200 occasions in various countries. Prof. Merkoçi is the co-founder of two spin-off companies: GraphenicaLab, devoted to graphene patterning, and PaperDrop, dedicated to clinical diagnostics.
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