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Dr. Mònica Mir received the Degree in Chemistry from University Rovira i Virgili, Spain in 1998. In 2006 she received her PhD in biotechnology in the same University. She realized different predoctoral stages at the Institute of Microelectronic in Demokritos, University of Bath and National Hellenic Research Foundation. From 2007, she held a postdoctoral position in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany. Since 2008, she joins the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain as Senior CIBER researcher, combined with her teaching as associate professor in the University of Barcelona. Along her carrier she was managing European, National and industrial research projects, supervising PhD ad Master students and collaborating in congresses organization as coordinator and scientific committee. Her main scientific interests are focused on electrochemical biosensor, integrated in lab-on-a-chip and point of care technologies, implantable sensors, organ-on-a-chip for biomedical applications.
Madhusudan B Kulkarni received the B.E. degree in Instrumentation Technology from B. V Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (BVBCET), Hubballi, India, in 2013 and M.Tech degree in Biomedical Electronics and Industrial Instrumentation in 2016. Received the Gold medal award during Master’s degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India. During his M.Tech, he worked on the Detection of Brain tumor using the random walk segmentation approach using MRI images. Recently, he has submitted a Ph.D. Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Sanket Goel, MEMS, Microfluidics and Nanoelectronics (MMNE) Lab, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India. He worked on developing a Portable and Automated Thermal Management System for various Microfluidic platforms for point-of-care applications. He also developed a miniaturized DNA amplification system using the PCR technique for Biomedical Applications. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor, School of Electronics and Communication Engineering at KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, India. He holds 2 Indian Patents and has published ~15 articles in reputed international journals, 4 book chapters, and 5 international/national conferences. He has received the TCS-RSP cycle-15 scholarship and international travel grant award during his Ph.D. He has also received ReSMiQ Postdoctoral fellowship award from Canada. His research interests are Microfluidics, Biosensors, Nanomaterial Synthesis, and the development of Biomedical devices for POCT.