Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, de Comunicaciones y de Sistemas (DIEECS)

Area: Electronics Technology



Doctor by the Universidad de Oviedo with the thesis Lámparas de alta intensidad de descarga aportaciones a su estudio y a su alimentación electrónica con corrección activa del factor de potencia 1998. Supervised by Dr. Manuel Rico Secades.

Francisco Ferrero received his B.E.E.E, M.S.E.E, and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain, in 1982, 1988 and 1998, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Communications and Systems Engineering at the University of Oviedo. His main research interests include the development of instrumental systems for measuring chemical, physical and biological variables, based on optical and electrochemical techniques. Related to these fields, he has taken part in 24 public funding R&D projects (7 as a principal investigator) and 35 R&D contracts (18 as a principal investigator). He is the co-author of 7 patents, 7 books, 2 book chapters, 50 papers in international journals with peer review as well as 74 papers in proceedings of international conferences (12 as a first author) and 51 in national conferences (13 as a first author), all of them with peer review. He is a regular reviewer of the journals Sensors (MDPI), Measurement (Elsevier), Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier), IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Sensors and Applied Sciences, and TPC chair of ISSI´19, ISSI´22, IMTC´07 and ICSIMA´23 conferences. He is guessing editor of the journal Applied Sciences for the special issue: “Optoelectronic instrumentation and measurement strategies for optical chemical (bio)sensing”. He has been the keynote speaker on the topic: “Bioanalyzer for Food Analysis based on Amperometric Biosensors” at the 2019 Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop that has been held at the Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon (Portugal). In 2017 he founded the IEEE Spanish Chapter on Instrumentation and Measurement and for four years he was the chair of this chapter.