Dr. Salvador Pané i Vidal
Dr. Salvador Pané i Vidal (Barcelona, 1980) is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab (MSRL) at ETH Zurich. He received a B.S. (2003), M.S (2004) and a PhD in Chemistry (2008) from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in the field of the electrodeposition of magnetic composites and magnetorresistive alloys. He became a postdoctoral researcher at IRIS in August 2008, Research Scientist in 2010. He has authored or co-authored 31 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including 2 “Advanced Functional Materials “(I.F. = 10.18), 1 “Small” (I.F.: 7.33), 1 “Nanoscale” (I.F. = 5.91) and 3 “Electrochemistry Communications” (I.F.: 5.16); and several books for education in science. Dr. Pané is currently working on bridging chemistry and electrochemistry with robotics at small scales. In the field of micro- and nanororobotics, his major focus has been the miniaturization of magnetic materials and conductive polymers and hydrogels for targeted drug delivery. He is the head of the IRIS electrochemistry laboratory at ETH, which he established in 2010. At present, he teaches a course on nanorobotics and supervises eight on-going PhD theses. He has established successful international collaborations with several research groups (Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, University of Würzburg, Bogaziçi University, University of Orléans, Michigan State University) and companies (AEON Scientific, Happy Plating).
Dr. Pané is also the coordinator for the MANAQA project (Magnetic Nanoactuators for Quantitative Analysis), which is funded by the EU commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The duration of the project is 36 months, starting from August 1st 2012. The MANAQA project brings together six academic and industrial partners from five different countries.