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20/11/2023 12:00 Auditorium, A building

Professor Arben Merkoçi, an internationally recognized expert in #nanotechnology, #nanostructures, and #biosensors, will give an open lecture on the topic of "Nanotechnology and Diagnostics with Nanobiosensors" to students at the Western Balkans University.

Professor Arben Merkoçi is an ICREA Research Professor and leader of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group. He obtained his PhD at the University of Tirana (Albania) in ion selective electrodes. Since 1992 he has carried out research as postdoctoral fellow and research professor at the Polytechnic University of Budapest (Hungary), University of Ioannina (Greece), Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and New Mexico State University (USA). His research is focused on the integration of biological molecules and other species with micro- and nanostructures to design novel (bio)sensors. He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and director and coordinator of NANOALB (, the regional network of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Prof. Merkoçi is Co-Editor in Chief of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics, member of editorial board of Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta and other journals.

Prof. Merkoçi has published 338 articles (H-index / citations: Google Scholar 89 / 29520; WOS 76 / 21533) and supervised 39 PhD theses. He is also involved in teaching PhD courses in the field of nanomaterial-based biosensors in several Spanish and international centres. He has been a member of the commission for establishing the new Nanoscience and Nanotechnology undergraduate academic curriculum at the UAB, the first one in Spain, which started during the academic year 2010-2011. He is a member of the Academics Working Group of BIST and coordinator of the Nanodiagnostics module of the Nanotechnology Master at the UAB.