Dr. Javier Barroso

(Postdoctoral Researcher at AMMA-LOAC and BIOMICs microfluidics Teams)


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Javier Barroso graduated with a degree in Chemistry (Organic) from University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He was awarded a Fellowship for doctoral studies (FPI) by Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Later, He did a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering with the collaboration of UPV-EHU and University of Cantabria (UC) in 2009.

He obtained his Ph.D. in November 2011 under the direction of Prof. Ángel Rodriguez Pierna. His doctoral dissertation was entitled “Microparticulated electrodes of amorphous NiNbPtX alloys for Direct Alcohols Fuel Cells (DAFCs)”. During his Ph.D., he was visiting scholar at University of Alicante (Spain). He worked in “FTIR studies for analyzing of intermediate products from ethanol electrooxidation”, under the supervision of Prof. Emilia Morallón Nuñez. Furthermore, he completed his Ph.D. in the University of Poitiers (France) as visiting scholar as well. He carried out studies about “Oxygen reduction reaction onto amorphous catalysts”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nicolas Alonso-Vante.

In 2014, he joined Dr. Valeri Pavlov´s Biosensing Laboratory at CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastián) as postdoctoral researcher. His research was focused on the development of biophotonic nanosensors based on photocatalytic properties of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications and environmental monitoring. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Microfluidics Cluster (AMMa_LOAC) at UPV-EHU. His main research is based on development of microfluidics devices for integration in multiple fields.


Development of biosensors for biomedical applications and environmental monitoring.

1- Javier Barroso, Beatriz Diez-Buitrago, Laura Saa, Marco Möller and Valeri Pavlov. “Specific bioanalytical optical and photoelectrochemical assays for detection of methanol in alcoholic beverages”. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 101 (2018) 116-122.

2- Ruta Grinyte, Javier Barroso, Marco Moller, Laura Saa, and Valeri Pavlov. “Microbead QD-ELISA: Microbead ELISA Using Biocatalytic Formation of Quantum Dots for Ultra High Sensitive Optical and Electrochemical Detection”. Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8 (2016) 29252-29260.

3- J. Barroso, L. Saa, R. Grinyte, V. Pavlov. “Photoelectrochemical detection of enzymatically generated CdS nanoparticles: Application to development of immunoassay”. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 77 (2016) 323-329.

4- A. Sánchez-Iglesias, J. Barroso, D. M. Solís, J. M. Taboada, F. Obelleiro, V. Pavlov, A. Chuvilin, M. Grzelczak. “Plasmonic substrates comprising gold nanostars efficiently regenerate cofactor molecules”. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (2016) 7045-7052.

Amorphous catalysts for Direct Alcohols Fuel Cells (DAFCs).

5- J. Barroso, A. R. Pierna, T. C. Blanco, E. Morallón, F. Huerta. “Homolytic cleavage C-C bond in the electrooxidation of ethanol and bioethanol”. Journal of Power Sources, 196 (2011) 4193 - 4199.

6- J. Barroso, A. R. Pierna, T. C. Blanco, E. Morallón and F. Huerta. “Acetic acid decarboxylation by amorphous alloys with low loading of platinum”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 12574 - 12582.