Personal webpage: www.david-fernandez-rivas.com
I enjoy scientific research and ensuring its deployment into society on three topics: cavitation, renewable energy, and process intensification through microfluidics. Besides teaching and performing academic activities, I am a strong promotor of valorization and commercialization. I have controlled and utilized cavitation, or the appearance and collapse of bubbles with acoustics, electrochemistry, and microfluidics, for industrial applications such as water remediation, and materials modification.
Since 2014, I have focused on biomedical projects, such as improving diagnostics of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, with bubble acoustic excitation in bio-fluids such as sputum: Rapid microsensor to diagnose bacterial infection in COPD exacerbations.
My most ambitious research is the needle-free injection of fluids. I strive to reduce production and usage costs of this technology, improving its reliability, and make it accessible for developing countries and millions of people worldwide.
My ultimate goal is to become an independent scientist, leading motivated professionals into exciting research at the interface of physics and biomedicine.
Affiliation to MIT: https://bioinstrumentation.mit.edu/people.html
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This is the work team, November 2017