Prof. Lluis F. Marsal
Lluís F. Marsal is Full Professor at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Engineering of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. He graduated in Physics in 1991 from the University of Barcelona and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1997 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, between 1998 and 1999. He was awarded with the 2012 URV's RQR Prize for the highest quality in research. In 2014, he received the ICREA Academia Award from the Generalitat of Catalunya and the UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award 2014 from the University of South Australia. He was named Distinguished Professor of the University Rovira i Virgili in 2017.
Since 2013, he is the President of the IEEE Spain Electron Devices Chapter. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Marsal is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (EDS-IEEE). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Research Center for Engineering Materials and Micro/Nanosystems. He has been visiting professor at several universities and research institutions (CINVESTAV - Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, McMaster University, Canada, ICMM-CSIC, BiomaGUNE, Spain, Mawson Institute, Australia) and has been a member of advisory and technical committees in several international and national conferences (ECS, PSST, CDE, ICOOPMA, CEN).
He has co-authored more than 220 publications in international refereed journals and conferences, 2 books, 5 book chapters and holds 3 patents. He has presented over 28 invited lectures at international conferences and has participated in over than 80 national and international projects. He has supervised 15 PhD theses and 10 MEng students.
His current research interests mainly focus on nanotechnology and low–cost technologies based on micro- and nanoporous materials for optical biosensing and biomedical applications. He is also interested in organic and hybrid nanostructured materials to enhance light-matter interactions for optoelectronic devices and energy applications.
He served as a Director of the PhD program in Electronic Engineering (2001-2006) and Director of the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Engineering (2006-2014). He is currently Vice-Rector for Teaching and Research Staff at the University Rovira i Virgili.