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Matías Vázquez-Piñón

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Lab-on-a-Chip and MEMS/BioMEMS • Analog/mixed signal CMOS microelectronics

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Information and Communications Technologies
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus. [August 2011 – Present] University of California, Irvine. [May 2014 – May 2015]

    • Dissertation (tentative title): Modeling, design, fabrication and characterization of AC electroosmotic micropumps with high aspect ratio electrodes based on carbon-MEMS technology
    • Advisors: Dr. Sergio O. Martínez-Chapa • Dr. Hyundoo L. Hwang • Dr. Marc J. Madou
    • Relevant courses: Microsystems • BioMEMS • Design of Heterogeneous Embedded Systems • Advanced Mathematics for Electronics Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering with Major in Electronics Systems
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus. [August 2008 – May 2011]

    • Thesis: Modeling of a CMOS Active Pixel Image Sensor: Towards Sensor Integration with Microfluidic Devices. FULL TEXT
    • Advisor: Dr. Sergio O. Martínez-Chapa
    • Relevant courses: CMOS Analog Microelectronics • CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits • Computer Simulations
  • B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus. [August 2002 – May 2008]

    • Relevant courses: Analog Integrated Circuits • Digital Signal Processing • Communication Systems • Communications Theory • Personal Communication Networks

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1.  Vázquez-Piñón, M., Pramanick, B., Kulinsky, L., Pérez-González, V.H., Madou, M.J., Hwang, H. & Martínez-Chapa, S.O. (2017) “Effect of electrode asymmetry ratio on planar and high-aspect-ratio carbon-based AC electroosmotic micropumps”. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. In preparation.
  2. Galicia-Medina, C.M.1 , Vázquez-Piñón, M.1 , Alemán-Nava, G.S., Gallo-Villanueva, R.C., Martínez-Chapa, S.O., Madou, M.J., García-Pérez, J.S., Esquivel-Hernández, D.A., Parra-Saldívar, R. & Pérez-González, V.H. (2016). “Dielectrophoretic differentiation of lipid content in Neochloris Oleoabundis using carbon interdigitated microelectrode arrays”. Biomicrofluidics. In peer review.
  3. Vázquez-Piñón, M., Cárdenas-Benítez, B., Pramanick, B., Pérez-González, V.H., Madou, M.J., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Hwang, H. (2016). “Direct current-induced breakdown to enhance reproducibility and performance of carbon-based interdigitated electrode arrays for AC electroosmotic micropumps”. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. In peer review.
  4. Pramanick, B., Vázquez-Piñón, M., Torres-Castro, A., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Madou, M.J. (2016) “Effect of pyrolysis process parameters on electrical, physical, chemical and electrochemical properties of SU-8-derived carbon structures fabricated using C-MEMS process”. Materials Today: Proceedings. In press.
  5. Pérez-González, VH., Ho, V., Vázquez-Piñón, M., Martínez-Chapa, SO. & Kulinsky, L. (2015). “A Novel Micro/Nano Fabrication Process Based on the Combined Use of Dielectrophoresis, Electroosmotic Flow, and Electrodeposition for Surface Patterning”. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/25/11/115007.

BOOKS

  1. Dieck-Assad, G. & Vázquez-Piñón, M. (2013) “Simulation Practices for Electronics and Microelectronics Engineering, Vol. 2”. 1st edition. Digital Publishing House of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, March 2013, p. 117, ISBN pending.
  2. Dieck-Assad, G. & Vázquez-Piñón, M. (2012) “Simulation Practices for Electronics and Microelectronics Engineering, Vol. 1”. 1st edition. Digital Publishing House of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, August 2012, p. 124, ISBN pending.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

  1. Vázquez-Piñón, M., Kulinsky, L., Pérez-González, V.H., Madou, M.J., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Hwang, H. (2016). “Effect of interdigitated electrode asymmetry on performance of carbon based AC electroosmotic micropumps”. Proceedings of the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 13 – 18, 2016.
  2. Pérez-González, V.H., Ho, V., Vázquez-Piñón, M., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Kulinsky, L. (2016). “Additive Micromanufacturing Process of Electrokinetic Surface Patterning Utilizing Electroconductive Polymers”. 11th International Conference on Micromanufacturing, Irvine, CA, USA, March 29-31, 2016.
  3. Pérez-González, V.H., Ho, V., Vázquez-Piñón, M., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Kulinsky, L. (2015). “An Electrokinetically-Driven Microfabrication Process for Additive Manufacturing Applications”. 10th International Conference on Micromanufacturing, Milano, Italy, March 31-April 2, 2015. DOI: 10.3850/978-981-09-4609-8_104
  4. Vázquez-Piñón, M., Pérez-González, V.H., Camacho-León, S., Gallo-Villanueva, R.C., Madou, M.J. & Martínez-Chapa, S.O. (2014). “Qualitative Study of AC Electroosmotic Micropumps by Computational Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Electrokinetics”. Proceedings of the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, November 16 – 21, 2014. FULL TEXT
  5.  Dieck-Assad, G., Camacho-León, S., Vázquez-Piñón, M. & Losoya-Leal, A.D. (2013). “Development of eBooks as a Strategy to Enhance Electrical Engineering Learning at the Tecnológico de Monterrey”. Proceedings of the 11th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI): Technology for Teaching and Learning, Cancún, QR, México, August 14 – 16, 2013. FULL TEXT
  6.  Camacho-León, S., Losoya-Leal, A.D., Dieck-Assad, G. & Vázquez-Piñón, M. (2013). “Simulation Workshops on Microtechnology: Enhancing Multidisciplinary Engineering Education through eBooks”. Proceedings of the 11th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology (LACCEI): Enhancing Undergraduate Education, Cancún, QR, México, August 14 – 16, 2013. FULL TEXT
  7. Vázquez-Piñón, M., Gómez-Quiñones, J., Camacho-León, S., Dieck-Assad, G. & Martínez-Chapa S.O. (2011). “Modeling of a CMOS Active Pixel Image Sensor: Towards Sensor Integration with Microfluidic Devices”. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Electronics, Robotics and Automotive Mechanics (CERMA), pp. 14-19, Cuernavaca, MO, México, November 15 – 18, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4577-1879-3. DOI: 10.1109/CERMA.2011.1

PATENT

  1. Vázquez-Piñón, M., Martínez-Chapa, S.O. & Camacho-León, S. “Portable Microfluidic System to Quantify a Cancer Cells Colony in Suspension”; Spanish; Application number: MX/a/2013/015285; status: pending; México, December 19, 2013.

DIPLOMAS, HONORS AND AWARDS

  • UC Mexus – CONACyT Collaborative Grant 2014 #UCM-104728 (UC, Irvine – Tecnológico de Monterrey) Principal Investigators: Dr. Marc J. Madou, UC Irvine; Dr. Víctor H. Pérez-González, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Dr. Sergio O. Martínez-Chapa, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • UC Mexus Small Grant 2014 #UCM-104199 (UC, Irvine) Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc J. Madou
  • CONACyT National Scholarship #322105  Math Modeling of Microfluidics and Electrokinetics Problems Employing COMSOL Instructor: Dr. Ahsan Munir. COMSOL Multiphysics. November 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Microfluidics and Electrokinetics with LabSmith Instructor: Dr. Yolanda Fintschenko. LabSmith. November 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Yo Emprendo [entrepreneurship workshop] Instructor: Eng. Clelia Hernández-Orta. Treasury Secretary of México. March – July 2013, Monterrey, NL, México.
  • First Generation of Authors of the Digital Publishing House of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Digital Publishing House of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. March 2013, Monterrey, NL, México.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Junior Specialist
    University of California, Irvine. [May 2014 – May 2015]

    • Photolithography and soft lithography in cleanroom facility
    • Fabrication of carbon and metallic microstructures
    • Scanning electron and optical microscopy
    • Finite element analysis of microscale devices
    • Design of photomasks for photolithography
  • Teaching Assistant
    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus [August 2008 – May 2011]

    • Teaching assistant for undergraduate courses: digital systems • electric circuits • applied electronics • electronics circuits design
    • Design of laboratory practices for undergraduate and graduate courses: electric circuits • electronics instrumentation • CMOS analog microelectronics • design of digital integrated circuits
  • Internal Sales Manager LASSO
    Automation Consulting Group [September 2007 – April 2008]

    • Sales and quotes for electronic equipment
    • Maintenance and testing of electronic equipment
    • Costumer orders follow-up
    • Warranty and records administration
  • Electronics Design Engineer
    Grupo Computronix [September 2007 – December 2007]

    • C/assembler microcontroller programming
    • Design and fabrication of digital electronics circuits and printed circuit boards
    • Electronics circuits testing and validation Electronics Design Engineer EXPERTiS Tecnología [May 2007 – July 2007]
    • Computer simulation of electronics systems
    • Testing and characterization of PCB-mounted electronics systems
    • Printed circuit board assembly
  • Communications Systems Administrator
    Virtual University of the Tecnológico de Monterrey [August 2006 – December 2006]

    • Supervision and configuration of video conferences
    • Elaboration of wire diagrams for internal communication networks

EXTRACURRICULAR TRAINING

  • President of the IEEE Young Professionals committee, section Monterrey. [2015 – Present]
  • Founder vice-president of the Lambda Rho Chapter of the Honor Society IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus [2013 – 2015]
  • Vice-president of the IEEE Young Professionals Committee, Monterrey section [2012 – 2013]
  • Organizer and coordinator of the XXII International Congress of Electronics and Communications at the Tecnológico de Monterrey [2007]
  • President of the board of students from Oaxaca at the Tecnológico de Monterrey [2005 – 2006]
  • Organizer and coordinator of the 1st National Entrepreneurs Congress. Oaxaca city, OAX, MX [2005]
  • Coordinator of the board of students from Oaxaca at the Tecnológico de Monterrey [2004 – 2005]

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish: Native
  • English: Fluent oral and written [583 TOEFL ITP, 2008]

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Microfabrication using e-beam evaporation deposition, double side mask alignment, pyrolysis, sputter coating, wet etching and soft lithography.
  • Physical and chemical characterization with HV, LV and environmental scanning electron microscopy, profilometry, confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electrochemistry.
  • Electrical, chemical and fluid dynamics analysis by the finite element method
  • Design, simulation and layout of CMOS mixed-signal and optoelectronic circuits
  • Programming languages/software tools/operating systems: C/C++ • Java • HTML • CSS • VHDL • Mentor Graphics • CoventorWare • SPICE • Electric VLSI • MATLAB • COMSOL Multiphysics • Maple • LabVIEW • LaTeX • AutoCAD • Adobe Creative Suite • Microsoft Office • Linux • Mac OS • Microsoft Windows