Plenary Speakers


Dr. Claudio Rodríguez Martínez

Dr Claudio is a Technological Engineer, Master in Technical Sciences and Doctor of Technical Sciences (PhD). Full Member of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba. He holds the categories of Senior Researcher, Advanced Level Technologist and Higher Biotechnologist Category I and held the position of Research Director of the National Center for Biopreparations (BioCen) for 24 years, serving as an advisor for Research to the Directorate at this time and project manager.

He completed his university, master's and doctoral studies in Moscow, Russia. He began his experience as a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research in 1979. Since 1987 he has worked at the National Center of Biological products (BioCen).

He has been, from 1987 to the present, head of several national and international projects (Cuba, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, UNESCO) for the development of new diagnostics based on nanotechnology; development and validation of chromogenic and fluorogenic media and other biological products.

He is the author of 24 patents granted in Cuba and 40 patents in different countries (Mexico, Brazil, Chile, the United States, Russia, Europe, among others). He has published more than 100 scientific articles and reports and has participated in more than 100 scientific congresses giving lectures or as author of more than 300 papers.

He teaches postgraduate courses and exercises doctoral and master's thesis management. He has lectured in the field of nanotechnology and participated in round tables and gave face-to-face and virtual talks to Latin American countries. He is an expert in RILAA and the CYTED System. He is a member of doctoral and master's courts, national committees and branches of scientific and technological categorization of Cuba; Expert of the National Accreditation Board of the Institute of Pharmacy and Food of the University of Havana and belongs to several scientific societies and member of several committee of experts and scientific councils.

For his scientific and teaching activity he has received different prizes and awards, including the National Award of the Cuban Academy of Sciences on 6 occasions, the National Award for Technological Innovation on three occasions and the Special Prize for the Scientific Work with the Greatest Economic Impact in Cuba. granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. He holds the Carlos J. Finlay Order and other orders granted by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba; other orders such as Juan Tomás Roig, all for his outstanding career as a researcher. The National Prizes of the Ministry of Higher Education and of the Cuban Office of Industrial Property were conferred on him.


Dr. Aníbal Uriel Pacheco Sánchez

Scientific Researcher at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

His present research interests involve the characterization, parameter extraction, compact and numerical modeling and test structure development for emerging transistor technologies (static and dynamic performance).

In 2007 he was a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University (Texas, USA) in the Analog and Mixed Signals Center. From 2008 to 2011 he took part in the Institutional Program for Researchers Formation, IPN (Mexico). From 2010 to 2011 he was a Research Assistant at the graduate studies and research section of the Electrical and Mechanics Engineering Superior School (ESIME), IPN (Mexico).

He has participated from 2008 to 2012 as an advisor in Physics, Mathematics and English language for teenagers in an annual workshop held at Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico. From 2011 to 2012 he lectured courses in the communications engineering academy at ESIME, IPN. From 2017 to 2019 he worked as a Research Associate at TU Dresden.