Sergio Omar Martínez Chapa, Ph.D.

Sergio Omar Martínez Chapa, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Areas:

  • Nano/micro fabrication processes
  • Carbon nano/micro sensors and devices
  • Microfluidic devices based on electrokinetic phenomena and/or centrifugal forces

Sergio O. Martínez received the B.S. degree in electronics and communications engineering and the M.S. degree in control engineering both from Tecnológico de Monterrey, in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He obtained a M.S. degree in electronics from Philips International Institute, Eindhoven, Netherlands in 1990; and the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics with focus on microelectromechanical systems from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France in 2002. From 2014 to 2015, he was a visiting researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of California in Irvine.

In 1984, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he was appointed professor in 1997, and Department chair in January of 2004, a position that held until June of 2014. At present, he is the leader of the research group in Nano- and Micro- Sensors and Devices. He is a member of the Mexican Research National System since 2004, and the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 2010. His research activities include nano- and micro- fabrication processes, carbon nano- and micro- sensors/devices, as well as microfluidic devices based on electrokinetic phenomena and/or centrifugal forces.

He founded the Microelectronics and MEMS Design Lab in 2004, and the Microfabrication and Microfluidics Lab in 2014. His academic leadership at Tecnológico de Monterrey has been awarded with Rómulo Garza Prize for Research and Technology Development in 2009, and the Teaching and Research Award in 2007 and 2010. He received the award to the professional excellence from the College of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Nuevo León in June of 2012; and the award to the “Professor who left a mark”, from the Community of Former Students of Tecnológico de Monterrey, in May of 2013.

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