Address

Department of Electronic Engineering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona, Spain

Contact Information

Call: +34977558583

Email: beatriz.prieto-simon@urv.cat

Dr Beatriz Prieto-Simón

ICREA Research Professor

Department of Electronic Engineering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona, Spain

Overwiew

Beatriz’s research explores the multidisciplinary domain of bio-inspired nanotechnologies, working on the design, micro- and nanofabrication and surface chemistry of emerging nanostructures, to integrate them in diagnostic devices fit-for-purpose designed. She conducts research on Si-based nanotechnologies that involves fabrication of Si nanochannels via templated etching, differentially functionalised to site-specifically display receptors, and tune the electrochemical features of porous Si (pSi). Beatriz’s main interest currently focuses on exploring the potential of carbon-stabilised pSi, as well as other nanoporous materials, to develop high-performing electrochemical biosensors to suit diagnosis at each one of the steps involved in the dynamic biological process of infection.


Education

  1. 1999-2005

    PhD in Chemistry

    Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Bellaterra, Spain.
  2. 1992–1997

    BSc Chemistry

    UAB, Bellaterra, Spain.

Professional Appointments

  1. Since 2020
    ICREA Research Professor.
    Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) Tarragona, Spain.
  2. Since 2020
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow.
    MIPS, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia.
  3. Since 2017
    Visiting researcher.
    CSIRO (Manufacturing Business Unit) Melbourne, Australia.
  4. 2018-2020
    Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow.
    Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) Tarragona, Spain.
  5. 2017-2020
    Senior Research Fellow.
    MIPS, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia
  6. 2017-2019
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow.
    University of South Australia (UniSA) Adelaide, Australia.
  7. 2013-2017
    Senior Research Fellow.
    Mawson Institute/Future Industries Institute, UniSA. Adelaide, Australia.
  8. 2013
    Research Fellow/Lecturer
    Sensors and Biosensors Group, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Bellaterra, Spain.
  9. 2012-2013
    Research Associate.
    Mawson Institute, UniSA. Adelaide, Australia.
  10. 2009-2012
    Research Associate (Juan de la Cierva Fellow)
    Nanobioengineering Group, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) Barcelona, Spain.
  11. 2009
    Visiting researcher / Lecturer (ATER)
    UPVD / University Institute of Technology (IUT) of Perpignan, France.
  12. 2007-2009
    Post-doctoral researcher (JSPS Fellow)
    Tokyo University of Technology, Japan.
  13. 2006-2007
    Post-doctoral researcher / Lecturer (ATER)
    UPVD / IUT of Perpignan, France.
  14. 2007
    Invited post-doctoral researcher.
    International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania.
  15. 2006
    Invited post-doctoral researcher.
    LISE laboratories (Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques), CNRS, Université Marie et Pierre Curie, Paris, France.
  16. 2006
    Post-doctoral researcher.
    GTP Technology S.A., Toulouse, France.
  17. 2006
    Lecturer (Vacataire)
    IUT of Perpignan, France.
  18. 2005-2006
    Post-doctoral researcher.
    UPVD, Perpignan, France.
  19. 2001-2002
    Assistant teacher.
    UAB, Bellaterra, Spain.