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Victor Cerda

Catalysis 2022
Victor Cerda, Speaker at Chemistry Conferences
Sciware Systems, Spain
Title : Automated in-chip catalytic spectrophotometric methods


The development of automatic analyzers based on flow techniques, like FIA, MSFIA, SIA, MPFS, etc., involves the use and continuous innovation of fluidic devices. The new trends go toward miniaturization of sophisticated fluidic platforms, like chips, requiring continuous advances in this field. The availability of a mechanic and electronic workshop together with the know-how to build new 3D fluidic devices provides the tools for the creation of innovative instrumentation and stimulates the creativity of analytical chemists. In this contribution we will present how to build and use of new flow-based fluidic devices, together with the tools required, such as computerized controlled lathes, milling machines, laser engraver machines, low-temperature co-fired ceramics technology and 3D printers, highlighting their strong and weak points. In addition, some flow based methods exploiting innovative fluidic platforms applied in catalytic spectrophotometric methods are presented as a way of example of the possible devices that these tools can provide and their potential applications.

Audience take-away:

  • This presentation will help how to build compact flow systems for kinetic-catalytic methods
  • The presented chips may be used by other faculties to expand their research or teaching.
  • It will improve the accuracy of a design, and provide new information to assist in a design of compact systems


Víctor Cerda, graduated and PhD in Chemistry by the University of Barcelona. Became Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry in 1982 at the University of the Balearic Islands. He has conducted 41 Ph.D. Thesis, written 14 books, and collaborated with 14 chapters in other scientific books. He has published 620 papers and presented 847 contributions in national and international symposia. Has been organizer of more than 15 international symposia. Has been the Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry and the first Head of the Department of Chemistry of the UIB. Has been Vice-President of the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry.