Dr. Salvador Alegret

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España.     



Salvador Alegret was made professor of Analytical Chemistry from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Catalonia (Spain), in 1991. He founded in 1983 an R+D team on sensors and biosensors (GSB), at the Chemistry Department of this university, which is still active today . He worked on the development of chemo- and biosensors based on electrochemical transducers modified by chemical, enzymatic, immunological and DNA recognizing elements. Currently, these analytical systems are being developed using micro and nanomaterials in nanobioelectroanalytical designs. The resulting sensor devices are being applied either in field portable instruments or in automated laboratory equipment for monitoring and process control in different fields, such as biomedicine, the environment and chemical and agro-food industries. He also developed instruments based on biomimetic analytical concepts (‘electronic tongues’). He has published more than 350 research papers and several books. He is author of five patents. Currently, he serves as emeritus professor at UAB and honorary professor of chemistry at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Recently, he devised and created the BioAnalytical Nanotechnology School as an instrument of international cooperation focused on the realization of educational and R&D projects within the framework of an education for the sustainable development, proclaimed by the UNESCO