Welcome a special guest of 12th EYEC!

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Alvaro Garcia Cruz as a special guest of the 12th European Young Engineers Conference!

Dr. Alvaro Garcia Cruz is a scientist, technologist, and entrepreneur. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Universidad of Guanajuato, Mexico, in 2008, and his master’s degree in Catalysis and Physical Chemistry from the University Claude Bernard Lyon in France in 2010. His diverse research experiences include projects in the synthesis of antibiotics at the University of Dallas (USA), biopolymers, and bio detergents at the University of Avignon (France), and core-shell nanostructures for catalysis applications at the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry in Krakow (Poland).

He completed his Ph.D. in Nano and Biotechnology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon in France, sponsored by CONACYT, with an Academic Excellence Scholarship in 2015. Subsequently, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Catalysis and Physical Chemistry in Warsaw (Poland), focusing on electrochemical sensors and polymers in 2016. From 2017 to 2023, he served as a Senior Scientist at the University of Leicester, making significant contributions to industrial research projects and leading initiatives related to sensor technology for medical applications, detection of explosives and drugs, Microplate assay, and drug delivery, including participation in several Horizon program European and NATO projects.

In 2020, he co-founded Gamanity Health and Cosmetics, a start-up emphasizing sustainable, organic skincare, and health products, and currently serves as the UK Business Manager there. Since 2023, he has been working as a Scientific Officer at SAAT Healthcare Ltd in the UK, leading commercial expertise in Biotechnology and Medical Devices, with a focus on R&D management, compliance, and fostering strategic collaborations for innovative product development. His areas of expertise include In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), quality management, and business development.

His research and technological endeavours focus on the development of Medical Diagnostic tools employing Optical and Electrochemical sensors, Wearable and Wireless sensors, Conducting polymers, Bioelectronics, Microplate assays, Nanoactuators, Drug delivery, Epitope mapping, and Nanozymes. With a prolific academic record, he has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and holds 5 patents, two of which are licensed to the Biotech industry. He is a distinguished member of both the French Chemical Society and the Mexican Chemical Society.

We are delighted to have You on board, inspiring young engineers in the pursuit of knowledge. Stay tuned for more updates and join us in welcoming Alvaro Garcia Cruz to our conference! 🚀