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Marc J. Madou - Faculty

Marc Madou

Marc J. Madou

Distinguished Professor in Nanoengineering

School of Engineering and Sciences


Compact disc based fluidics
Carbon micromachining
Micro and nanotechnology

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Dr. Marc Madou is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine, where he has worked for over 20 years teaching subjects such as mechanical and aerospace engineering and biomedical engineering. He was an Endowed Chair Professor in the Center for Materials Research (CMR) at The Ohio State University, director of the NSF Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM), and Miller Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley in the United States. Internationally, he has been a professor at universities including UNIST in South Korea and at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and Kharagpur, among others.

He is a world-renowned researcher specializing in micro- and nanofabrication processes and the application of miniaturization science and technology (micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems) to chemical and biological problems (Bio-MEMS). He is considered a pioneer in two research areas: Carbon micro- and nanofabrication (C-MEMS and C-NEMS) and compact disc fluidics (CD fluidics) for molecular diagnostics. These two technologies have resulted in at least seven start-up companies, four of which are still active. Of those founded by Marc Madou, the largest and most prominent is Enevate, a lithium-ion battery company in Irvine, California, where he is also scientific advisor. He is also the scientific founder and chairman of the board of Cence, a company that develops sensors for sweat biomarkers. His experience also includes being Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in the United States and member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias).

Dr. Marc Madou joined Tecnológico de Monterrey as Distinguished Professor in Nanoengineering for the School of Engineering and Sciences.

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Semiconductor Electrochemistry (Physical Chemistry-Solid State Physics), Solid-State Physics Laboratory, Rijksuniversiteit
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Rijksuniversiteit
  • B.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Rijksuniversiteit    
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  • Systems and methods for producing carbon nanostructures and ultrathin aligned carbon wires with multilayer turbostratic graphene structure
    M Madou, J Deng, A Hwu, YAN Xingxu
    US Patent 11,846,042
  • A roadmap to high-speed polymerase chain reaction (PCR): COVID-19 as a technology accelerator
    M Madadelahi, R Agarwal, SO Martinez-Chapa, MJ Madou
    Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 115830
  • Theoretical analysis of immunochromatographic assay and consideration of its operating parameters for efficient designing of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) detection
    R Agarwal, SO Martinez-Chapa, MJ Madou
    Scientific Reports 13 (1), 18296
  • Rational PCR Reactor Design in Microfluidics
    M Madadelahi, MJ Madou
    Micromachines 14 (8), 1533
  • Noble nanometals embedded carbon composites, a bottom-up fabrication process and different applications
    SOM Chapa, G Chauhan, MJ Madou, BC Benítez, MJ Moreno
    US Patent 11,603,314

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