The 3rd edition of the Sensors Technologies International conference - Sensors 2023

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Riccarda Antiochia

University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Riccarda Antiochia is Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). She received a MSc degree in Chemistry with honors in 1992 and a MSc degree in Pharmacy with honors in 2009 both at Sapienza University of Rome. In 1994 received the Diploma of Imperial College at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London and in 1996 received a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome. She was awarded of the national scientific qualifications as Full Professor for the scientific sectors CHIM/01, Analytical Chemistry, in 2018, and MED/46, Applied Medical Technologies, in 2019.

She is a Member of the Steering Committee of CNIS, Research Center for Biotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome from 2011. She is author of 90 papers on international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 3 book chapters and 1 monography.

Her scientific activity is focused on the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and analytical chemistry. The main area of research is the design, development and application of electrochemical biosensors for biomedical, food and environmental analysis. More recently, she is involved in the characterization of new nanostructured materials for electrode modification in second- and third-generation electrochemical biosensors, biofuel cells and microneedles-based biosensors development.


Prof. Tito Trindade

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Tito Trindade is a Full Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and in the CICECO-Aveiro Materials Institute. He has contributed to pioneering research on semiconductor nanomaterials, with current research interests spanning the synthesis, surface modification, properties and impact of diverse nanoparticles. These systems include semiconductors, glasses, metals, metal oxides, and derived nanocomposites. His research group (nanoLAB@UA) has developed a special expertise in surface chemistry methods applied to colloidal nanoparticles, which have the potential for environmental, energy, and medical applications. Other research interests include inorganic-organic hybrid materials and pigments. Tito Trindade has been appointed to various positions, including Director of the Department of Chemistry (U. Aveiro, 2015-2019), President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division (Portuguese Chemical Society, 2007-2009), and first Director of the Doctoral Program in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (U. Aveiro, until 2016). He is committed to diverse pedagogical and scientific dissemination activities, namely by lecturing topics on Nanochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Pigments, and Physical-Chemistry.


Prof. Eleonora Alfinito

Università del Salento, Italy

Eleonora Alfinito received the master’s degree in physics from the University of Salerno, Lecce, Italy, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in mathematical physics from the University of Bari, Italy, in 1996.,Since 2004, she has been an Assistant Professor of Condensed Matter Physics with the University of Salento. She has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, three chapters in volume, one monograph, and three volumes as an Editor. Her research involves the study of biological matter by using deterministic and stochastic approaches. In particular, she is one of the founders of Proteotronics a novel branch of biophysical electronics based on complex networks, Prof. Alfinito was in the Editorial Board of several journals and conferences and a member of national and international scientific projects.

Her research activity is founded on quantum field theory, physics of matter, and mathematical physics. At present, her main interests concern with the electrical properties of biological matter, proteins in particular, and the statistical characterization of electrical fluctuations.


Prof. José Dias Pereira

Instituto de Telecomunicações- Lisboa, Portugal

José Dias Pereira José Miguel Costa Dias Pereira was born in Portugal in 1959. He received his degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) in 1982.

In 1995 he received the MSc degree, in 1999 the PhD degree and in 2008 he was approved by unanimity in the Aggregation proofs. All the academic degrees that he obtained are included in the area of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and sub-area of Instrumentation and Measurement.

His professional experience includes the following positions: from 1984 till 1986 he developed activities in Control Data as a field engineer in the area of mechanical and electrical tests of magnetic heads and storage disk drives; during this period we stayed almost six months in U.S.A. (Control Data factory in Aberdeen/Dakota South) performing training activities; from 1986 till 1987 he worked as engineer head of the digital transmission system of the Lisbon and Porto Telecommunications Company; from 1987 till 1992 he worked as a head engineer of the installation, operation and maintenance of the digital switching and transmission systems department of the Portuguese Telecommunications Company.

His teaching activities include: lecture of mathematics in the Technical University of Lisbon during the last two year of its graduation; from 1982 till 1984 he worked as an assistant in the same university in the instrumentation and measurement areas; from 1992 till 2009 he worked as a

Coordinator Professor and, in the last seven years, as a Principal Coordinator Professor1 of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal.

He is the author and co-author of 3 patents, 1 book, 14 book chapters, 61 papers in international journals with peer review, and more than 170 papers in proceedings of international conferences. Prof. Dias Pereira is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a founder member of the IEEE/IMS Portuguese Chapter, an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement and he had been Associated Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine. He is a regular reviewer of a large number of journals and magazines including IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Computer Standards & Interfaces – Elsevier and ISA Transactions - The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, among others.

During the last years, he has been the coordinator of several projects and workshops developed in collaboration with engineering personnel of industrial plants, in the fields of smart sensing, distributed instrumentation and control systems, fieldbuses, protocols and networks for industrial communications.


Prof. Liviu Movileanu

Syracuse University, USA

Liviu Movileanu is now a Professor of Physics at Syracuse University, Departments of Physics and Biomedical and Chemical Engineering. His expertise areas include single-molecule and membrane biophysics, chemical and synthetic biology, biosensors, and functional biomaterials. Liviu Movileanu is also affiliated with the BioInspired Institute, Syracuse, New York. Currently, his research group is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Huanyu Cheng

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, USA

Dr. Larry Cheng is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and Materials Research Institute (MRI) at The Pennsylvania State University. His research group focuses on the design and fabrication of biologically inspired stretchable and transient electronics with applications in robotics, biomedicine, and energy. Dr. Cheng has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been recognized through the reception of several awards. He also serves as an associate editor for Computers in Biology and Medicine and reviewer for over 120 international journals


Prof. Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Jadranka Travas-Sejdic is a Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland. She is co-Director of the Centre for Innovative Materials for Health at The University of Auckland and a Principal Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Her research interests are in the areas of biosensors and organic electronic materials for bioelectronics.

Professor Travas-Sejdic has authored over 330 publications, including 11 book and encyclopaedia chapters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi (2017), a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (2009), she received Early Career Research Excellence Award (2005), Easterfield Medal (2006), Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize for Chemical Sciences (2017), Shorland Medal (2018) and Hector Medal (2019). She has been a Councillor of the Pacific Polymer Federation since 2009.


Prof. Christophe Caucheteur

University of Mons, Belgium

Christophe Caucheteur is head of the Advanced Photonic Sensors ERC Unit at the University of Mons in Belgium. He holds a master degree in electrical engineering (2003) and PhD degree in applied sciences (2007) from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons. He was recipient of an ERC Starting grant from 2011 to 2016. His research activities focus on the study and development of fiber Bragg grating sensors, especially plasmonic biosensors based on gold-coated tilted fiber Bragg gratings. He is regularly involved in the organization of international events, including the co-chairing of EWOFS (European Workshop on Optical fibre Sensors) in 2023 and the technical program co-chairing of BGPP (Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in optical materials and waveguides) in 2024. He is the co-founder of the spin-off company B-SENS (


Prof. Jun Chen

University of California, USA

Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. From 2016 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Yi Cui at Stanford University. His current research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, and healthcare applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body area networks. He has already published 2 books, 86 journal articles and 46 of them are as first/corresponding authors in Nat. Energy, Nat. Sustain., Nat. Commun., Joule, Matter, and many others. He also filed 10 US patents and licensed 1. Jun also received the 2015 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, and the 2015 National Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. He is currently an Associate Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, and on the list of the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers from the Web of Science. His current h-index is 57. For more information, please visit