Neus Sabaté (Tarragona – Spain, 1975) obtained her PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2003 for her work in silicon-based gas flow sensors. In 2004 she joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration in Berlin to develop a new technique for the determination of local residual stresses in thin films.
In 2006, she went back to Barcelona and started a research line in microfuel cells at the National Microelectronics Center. Since then, she has been exploring the miniaturization of these power-generating devices with different microfabrication technologies. She has co-authored 60 papers in scientific journals and has made more than 120 contributions to international conferences. Very recently, she has been awarded with a 2 million-euro grant from the European Research Council to develop paper-based fuel cells fed with biological fluids.
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