Skip to content
2021 Fellow

Álvaro Fernández Galiana

PhD Institution
MIT
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.