Luis Guillermo Villanueva

Luis Guillermo Villanueva

Mechanical Engineering Institute (IGM),
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Guillermo.Villanueva@epfl.ch

Bio:
Villanueva Guillermo Villanueva is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausane (EPFL), Switzerland, in the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IGM). Guillermo obtained his Ms. Sc. graduated in physics in 2002 from the University of Zaragoza and obtained his Ph.D. in Microelectronic Engineering from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2006 for his work on the NEMS/MEMS for biodetection and scanning probes. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Caltech and DTU in the fields of nanofabrication, coupled and non-linear phenomena and dissipation in NEMS. In 2013 he joined EPFL as a SNSF Assistant Professor to continue his research in fundamentals of nanomechanical sensing. In 2005 he was awarded the MNE Young Investigator Award for his PhD work and in 2014 he was awarded the MEE Young Investigator Award. Since the start of his PhD (2002), Prof. Villanueva has been active in the fields of NEMS/MEMS for sensing, having expertise from the design and fabrication to the characterization and applicability. He has co-authored more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index of 24 WoK, 32 GoS) and more than 100 contributions to international conferences. He is serving, or has served, on the program committees of IEEE-NEMS, IEEE-Sensors, MNE, IEEE-FCS and Transducers. He is editor of IEEE TNANO and Microelectronic Engineering. He has co-organized MNE2014 and SNC2015 and he has currently co-organized the short courses at Transducers 2019 and the 16th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensors (NMC2019).