Antoni Ivorra

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Full Professor, Serra Húnter and ICREA Acadèmia Fellow at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Prior to joining UPF in 2010, he enjoyed a four-year postdoctoral stay at the University of California at Berkeley (2005-2009) followed by an eight-month postdoctoral position at the CNRS- Institut Gustave Roussy (Villejuif, France). During 1998-2005, he was with the Biomedical Applications Group of the Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica, Bellaterra, Spain. He received a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2005. He is author or coauthor of 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and more than 35 conference contributions. He has been inventor or co-inventor of 12 families of patent applications. In 2016 he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his research on microstimulators for neuroprosthetics. 

His research is focused on bioelectrical phenomena and, in particular, on exploring the use of these phenomena for implementing new methods and devices for biomedical applications. Specifically, his main research topics are electroporation, particularly for tissue ablation, electrical bioimpedance for diagnostic purposes and injectable electronics for neuroprosthetics.

 

Publications with BERG

M. Trujillo, Castellví, Q., Burdío, F., Sánchez-Velázquez, P., Ivorra, A., Andaluz, A., and Berjano, E., Can electroporation previous to radiofrequency hepatic ablation enlarge thermal lesion size? A feasibility study based on theoretical modelling and in vivo experiments., International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, vol. 29, pp. 211–8. © 2013 Informa UK Ltd., 2013. (586.06 KB)
L. Becerra-Fajardo and Ivorra, A., Proof of Concept of a Stimulator Based on AC Current Rectification for Neuroprosthetics, in XXX Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniría Biomédica, San Sebastián, Spain, 2012. (298.89 KB)
A. Ivorra, Sacristán, J., and Baldi, A., Injectable Rectifiers as Microdevices for Remote Electrical Stimulation: an Alternative to Inductive Coupling, in World Congress 2012 on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China, 2012, pp. 1581–1584. (340.71 KB)
A. Silve, Ivorra, A., and Mir, L. M., Detection of permeabilisation obtained by micropulses and nanopulses by means of bioimpedance of biological tissues, in 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), Rome, Italy, 2011, pp. 3164–3167. © 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (1012.2 KB)
A. Ivorra, Electrochemical prevention of needle-tract seeding., Annals of biomedical engineering, vol. 39, pp. 2080–9, 2011. (320.71 KB)
A. Ivorra, Irreversible Electroporation for Tissue Ablation, in 5th Course ("Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields: Research and Therapy") of the School of Bioelectromagnetism Alessadro Chiabreara, 2010.

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