Gustavo A. Rivas

National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Lecture Title: 
“Hybrid nano(bio)materials: new analytical tools for the development of (bio)sensors”

Dr. Rivas is Full Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Cordoba National University (UNC), Argentina, and Superior Researcher at Argentine Research Council (CONICET). Since 2016 he is member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. He received the awards “Ranwell Caputto” (National Academy of Sciences of Argentina, 2001), “Rafael Labriola” (Argentinean Chemical Society, 2004), “Konnex on Nanotechnology” (Fundación Konnex, 2013), “Consagration Award” (National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina, 2017). Since 2011 Dr. Rivas is Editor of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. He is also member of the editorial board of Electroanalysis. He is author of more than 150 peer review papers and several book chapters, with more than 6,700 citations and H index of 44. He supervise the doctoral and post-doctoral work of a large number of students from Argentina, México, Chile, Spain and France. He was President of the Argentinean Association of Analytical Chemists (2007-2009). Dr. Rivas was the Head of the Physical Chemistry Department at Chemical Sciences Faculty (UNC, 2009-2010). He participated very actively in different Argentine Science and Technology organisms coordinating Chemistry Committees at CONICET, Ministry of Science and Technology of Cordoba, and National Agency for the Scientific and Technological Promotion of Argentina. Dr. Rivas had a key role in the development of the Analytical Chemistry in Argentina. He was invited to give lectures in diverse cities of Argentina and in different countries (France, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Korea, Austria, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay). Current research activities of Dr. Rivas are focused on the functionalization of carbon nanostructures and nanoparticles, the design of bioanalytical platforms based on the use of aptamers, DNA, enzymes, antibodies and polymers, and the development of electrochemical enzymatic and affinity (bio)sensors devoted to the quantification of relevant (bio)markers.