Gonzalo Murillo, PhD

Group Leader

Gonzalo Murillo received his Electronic Engineering Degree from the Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 2007. He obtained his MSc in Micro and Nanoelectronics and his PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He was a researcher at the Nanotech-DTU (Denmark), MINATEC (France), International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (Portugal) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA). Most novel Innovator under 35 in Europe in 2016 by MIT under 35. He is now Junior Leader (La Caixa Retaining) at the IMB-CNM (CSIC).


Ot Massafret


Ot Massafret (Artés, 1993) obtained his BSc in Biotechnlogy and MSc in Cytogenetics and Reproductive Biology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology also from the UAB in 2022. During the last 7 years, he has been developing his research in the field of embryonic stem cell biology. He currently works at the IMB-CNM (CSIC) analysing the effect of electric stimulation by piezoelectric substrates on embryonic stem cells.

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Sandra Alonso

Researcher - PreDoc

Sandra Alonso (Almuñécar, 1992) received her BSc degree in Biochemistry in 2014 from University of Granada and MSs degree in Biology and Technology of Reproduction in 2016 from University of Murcia. She is currently finishing her PhD in Cell Biology in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in the field of mouse embryonic stem cells. Moreover, she is working in IBM-CNM (CSIC) analysing the effect of piezoelectric stimulation on embryonic stem cells differentiation process.


Marc Alique

PhD student

Marc Alique has obtained his BSc and MSc Degrees at University Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Currently, he is a junior researcher at Fundació Eurecat-Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, working on printed piezoelectric sensors and actuators and has engaged in a doctoral thesis under Eurecat Vicente López scholarship program, about novel printed piezoelectro devices in wearable applications, in collaboration with Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC) and UAB. He recently obtained his PhD in Nov. 2022.


Marcos Duque

PhD Student

Marcos Duque was born in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona), Spain, in 1990. He is a Telecommunications Engineer for the University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2016, currently working at the IMB-CNM (CSIC) to pursue its PhD in the design and characterization of piezoelectric devices, under the supervision of Gonzalo Murillo. Currently, he is working on the NANOLIGHT project (2020-2023) at the MNT group.


Laura Lefaix

PhD student

Laura Lefaix received her Biotechnology Degree from the Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 2019. She obtained her MSc in Advanced Nanoscience in 2020 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and is currently developing her thesis within the PhD Biotechnology program, also at the UAB. She has worked in the field of environmental microbiology, but her current research at the IMB-CNM (CSIC) is focused on the development of piezoelectric wireless and implantable microdevices for cell stimulation, encompased within the SPARKDUST project.


Marc Navarro

PhD student

Marc Navarro (Tortosa, 1995) obtained his BSc degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and his MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from both the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is now working at the IMB-CNM (CSIC) pursuing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering by designing resonant microelectromechanical systems for bioelectronic microdevices and electroceuticals. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya for the electronics and telecommunications department.