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Antoni Ivorra

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Antoni Ivorra is a Tenured Associate Professor and "Serra Húnter" Fellow at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Before obtaining tenure in December 2014, he benefited from a Ramón y Cajal fellowship and a Marie Curie grant at the UPF for five years.

He received a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2005. In 1998 he received a degree in Electronics Engineering from the same institution. During 1998-2005, he was with the Biomedical Applications Group of the Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica, Bellaterra, Spain. There, besides designing and implementing multiple electronic systems, he was mostly involved in research on electrical impedance methods and tools for biomedical applications, and particularly on impedance measurements for tissue ischemia monitoring. He enjoyed a three-year postdoctoral position at the University of California at Berkeley (2005-2008) followed by an appointment as Assistant Research Engineer at the same institution for a year. Then he moved to Villejuif, France, for an eight-month postdoctoral position at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Institut Gustave Roussy. Both stays were related to research on in vivo electroporation. He currently holds a Marie Curie IRG grant and he leads, as Principal Investigator, two national research projects focused on clinical uses of bioelectrical phenomena.

Antoni Ivorra's research is mostly focused on bioelectrical phenomena and on exploring the use of these phenomena for implementing new methods and devices for biomedical applications. His main research topics are electroporation, particularly for cancer treatments, and electrical bioimpedance for diagnostic purposes. Recently he has started to explore other topics such as diathermy, as an adjuvant method in oncology, electrochemical treatments, also for oncology, and electrical stimulation for neuroprosthetics.

As of November 2011 he has authored or coauthored 29 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and more than 30 conference contributions yielding over 270 citations (ISI h-index 11). Inventor or co-inventor of 9 families of patents. Multiple consultancy and technology transfer tasks for companies in the field of electrical bioimpedance and in the field of electroporation. Member of the European BioElectromagnetics Association. Invited speaker to the 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry.  Winner of the 2008 "Big Ideas Contest" by CITRIS of the University of California. Finalist at the 2002 Young Researchers Contest organized by the Spanish Society in Biomedical Engineering.