Carlos Domínguez Horna

Domínguez Horna
PhD Chemistry






M Sc. in Chemical Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1980. In 1985, PhD in Chemical Sciences, from the same University, with the qualification "Cum Laude".

He started at the IMB-CNM, Institute of Microelectronics in Barcelona (CSIC) based in Barcelona in 1986 and is currently a Research Professor at this institution.

Between 2002 and 2005, and from 2007 to 2012, he was Deputy Technical Director of the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona IMB-CNM (CSIC).

Their tasks have always been developed within the area of ​​microelectronic materials in order to improve and establish new processes aimed at expanding the available technological baggage. In this way, new devices (ISFET, IDS, MZI, cantilever) could be made, expanding the number of possible applications.

He is a member of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry, the Integrated Optoelectronics and Optics Committee of the Spanish Optics Society and the Ibersensor International Committee. It is also part of the EPIC Association (European Photonic Industry Consortium) and the Photonics21 Technology Platform. He is a representative of the IMB-CNM (CSIC) in the ePIXfab technology alliance.

Together with other researchers in his team, he was a founding partner of two companies: SENSIA SL, dedicated to the development of genomic and proteomic analysis systems, and SILICON SENSORS SL, whose objective is the application of control systems based on solid-state devices. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Devicare SL.

He currently works on electrochemical sensors, based on ISFET devices and microelectrodes; as well as optochemical sensors, made with integrated photonic technology on silicon.

Its future objectives go through the development of silicon light sources, for integration into photonic circuits, and its application in areas such as: industrial process control, clinical analysis, environmental monitoring and genomic determination.