Dr. Gabriel Gomila
Institut for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
Dielectric polarization properties of supported biolayers measured with electrostatic force microscopy
I have a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona (1997) with a thesis based on the theoretical modelling of electron transport at semiconductor interfaces. Later on, I was postdoctoral researcher at three different universities in Italy, France and Spain where I specialized in the theoretical modelling of nanoscale electronic devices. In 2001 I moved to the Department of Electronics at the University of Barcelona thanks to a Ramon y Cajal fellowship, where I expanded my research interests towards the merge of electronics and biological fields, thus focusing on microsystems for biological applications on-a-chip and on Atomic Force Microscopy for the electrical study of biological samples. Since 2005 I have been Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and since 2007 Group Leader at the Institut for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). My current research interests are centred on the understanding of bioelectrical phenomena at the nanoscale. I combine the research activities with teaching on Nanobiotechnology, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Bioelectricity and Nanomedicine at the University of Barcelona.