Luis Fonseca

Luis Fonseca

Deputy Director / Researcher
Place of employment
Works at
Microelectronics National Center

Dr. Luis Fonseca was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1966. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1992.  He has developed his whole professional career in the National Center of Microelectronics (CNM).

He joined it in 1989 as a post-graduate student and he is now one of its deputy directors. He is currently leading the ‘MicroEnergy sources and Sensor Integration’ research group, which deals with gas sensors, electrochemical sensors, Si nanowire based thermogenerators, and micro fuel cells. He has participated in tens of national and international projects dealing with micro-nanotechnologies and has published more than 70 papers. He is coordinating the FP7 SiNERGY project (FP7-NMP-2013 GA 604169), which focuses in Silicon friendly materials and device solutions for microenergy applications. Among other responsibilities, Luis Fonseca is member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems (EPoSS) since June 2008.


The frontiers of (micro)energy harvesting in materials and applications from space to earth to humans...

Track & Session

Revolution by Technology & Innovation

22 June, 15:15-16:45 hr - Advanced materials & nanotechnology for energy