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2021 Fellow

Álvaro Fernández Galiana

PhD Institution
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Stevens Group, Imperial College London

Álvaro has been working on the international LIGO project, developing highly precise opto-mechanical instruments to support the project’s mission to detect elusive gravitational waves. He now aims to pivot into biological analysis to combine vibrational spectroscopy with machine learning to develop a low-cost, rapid, and field-deployable device for disease detection. By engineering an electronically based device that will not need reagent supplies, Álvaro hopes to improve detection and health outcomes in resource-constrained environments during future epidemics.