Arben Merko├ži

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Materials Science Division




Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Arben Merkoçi is ICREA Research Professor and leader of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group. He obtained his PhD at the University of Tirana (Albania) in ion selective electrodes and afterwards did several Postdoctoral Research stays in Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain and USA. He is member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and director and coordinator of NANOALB (, the regional network center of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Prof. Merkoçi is Co-Editor in Chief of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics, member of editorial board of Electroanalysis, Microchimica Acta and other journals. He has published 343 articles (H-index / citations: Google Scholar 91 /; WOS 81) and supervised 45 PhD theses.
Prof. Merkoçi serves also as scientific evaluator and member of panels of experts of various international governmental and nongovernmental agencies (EU-FP and EU-ERC panels and other panels in Europe, USA and other countries), as a scientific committee member of many international congresses, director of several workshops and other scientific events and have been invited to give plenary lectures, keynote and invited speeches in more than 200 occasions in various countries. He is the co-founder of two spin-off companies: GraphenicaLab, devoted to graphene patterning, and PaperDrop, dedicated to clinical diagnostics.