George Malliaras: Bioelectronics and the brain—organic materials bridge the gap
Materials that function in the biological environment take on some of the body's characteristics
George Malliaras is a professor and Head of the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) at the Centre Microélectronique de Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). He received a BS in Physics from the Aristotle University (Greece) in 1991, and a PhD in Mathematics and Physical Sciences, cum laude, from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 1995. After a two-year postdoc at the IBM Almaden Research Center (USA), he joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Lester B. Knight Director of the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility. He joined the Centre Microélectronique de Provence in the Fall of 2009. His research on organic electronics and bioelectronics has been recognized with awards from the New York Academy of Sciences, the US National Science Foundation, and DuPont. He is a co-author of 200+ publications in peer-reviewed journals that have received over 10,000 citations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He serves on the program committee of the annual SPIE Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics conference, and twice served as conference chair.