Invited speakers

Professor Jon Gutiérrez, Invited

Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU & BCMaterials

Jon Gutiérrez received the diploma and the doctor degree, both in physics, from the Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU in 1985 and 1992, respectively. He is one of the seed members of the Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials founded and led by Prof. J.M. Barandiarán at this university. His areas of research interest cover from the study of the structure and the fundamental magnetic properties of magnetic materials to the analysis and development of possible technical applications to be implemented in sensor-like devices. One of the main focus of this research is the use of magnetoelastic amorphous ribbons for sensing purposes, and any other related device or phenomenon, like nowadays magnetoelectric laminates or functionalized magnetoelastic labels for biosensing. Dr. J. Gutiérrez has published about 120 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised 5 PhD Thesis. He is member also of the BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Nanostructures and Applications, and hi is member usually of the Technical Committee of the European Magnetic Sensors & Actuators (EMSA) and Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers (IC-MAST) Conferences.

You can visit Professor Jon Gutiérrez’s personal webpage here.


Professor Sivakumar Manickam, Invited

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Professor Sivakumar Manickam (Siva) is a Chemical Engineer specializing Process Engineering of Nanomaterials especially Nanopharmaceuticals. Presently he is working with University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus and his research group concentrates on the process development of cavitation based reactors towards technologically important nanomaterials. The group also looking into the development of pharmaceutical nanoemulsions as well as utilizing novel carbon nanomaterials to design biosensor for the earlier detection of cancer and diabetes. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering and is the Director of the Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He was also the recipient of JSPS fellowship, Japan. He has published ~200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of RSC and member of Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN).

You can visit Professor Sivakumar Manickam’s personal webpage here.