Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Cordoba National University (UNC) and Superior Researcher at Argentine Research Council (CONICET) , Argentina

Talk Title: Biofunctionalization of carbon nanostructures: an interesting alternative for the electrochemical sensing of relevant biomarkers.

Dr. Rivas is Plenary Full Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Cordoba National University (UNC) and Superior Researcher at Argentine Research Council (CONICET) (Argentina). Since 2016 he is member of the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. Dr. Rivas is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical and member of the editorial board of Electroanalysis. 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), and “Consagration Award” (National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences 2017). Dr. Rivas is author of more than 150 peer review papers and several book chapters, with more than 6,800 citations and H index of 45. 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. Dr. Rivas had a key role in the development of the Analytical Chemistry in Argentina. He presented plenary and invited lectures in different countries, Spain, Ireland, France, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Turkey, Austria, and Check Republic, Current research activities of Dr. Rivas are focused on the development of electrochemical enzymatic and affinity nano(bio)sensors devoted to the quantification of bio)markers of clinical and environmental relevance.