Sandro Carrara is a Scientist and Lecturer with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a former Professor of optical and electrical biosensors at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Biophysics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, and Former Professor of nanobiotechnology at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. He is a Founder and Editor in Chief of the Journal BioNanoScience (Springer), Topical Editor of the IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS. He is an IEEE member for the Circuit and System Society (CASS) and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Sensors Council. He has been appointed as CASS Distinguished Lecturer for 2013 to 2014.
His current research interests include electrical phenomena of nano bio structured films and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor design of biochips based on proteins and DNA. He has more than 130 scientific publications and ten patents.
He has several Top 25 Hottest Articles (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and two times in 2012) published in highly ranked international journals, such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Sensors and Actuators B, IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, and Thin Solid Films. His work received a NATO Advanced Research Award in 1996 for the original contribution to the physics of single electron conductivity in nano particles, two Best Paper Awards at the IEEE PRIME Conference in 2010 in Berlin and in 2009 in Cork, the Best Poster Award at the Nanotera Workshop in 2011 in Bern, and the Best Poster Award at the NanoEurope Symposium in 2009 in Rapperswil. He received the Best Referees Award from the journal Biosensor and Bioelectronics in 2006. From 1997 to 2000, he was a member of an international committee at the ELETTRA Synchrotron in Trieste. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Scientific Leader of a National Research Program project in nanobiotechnology.
He is an internationally esteemed expert on the evaluation panel of the Academy of Finland in a research program for 2010 to 2013. He will be the General Chairman of the conference BioCAS in 2014.