Biointerfaces Institute Mcmaster University
Carlos Filipe is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He obtained a B.Sc in Food Engineering in Portugal and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Clemson University in the U.S.A. His research interests are currently focused on the development of ultra-low cost sensors for water, food and health related applications. His group is also on developing methods to provide thermal and chemical stability to biological agents, such as enzymes, antibodies, phage, nucleic acids and vaccines. The overarching goals of these research efforts is to bring simple-to-use diagnostic tools to the developing world and decrease the cost of global immunization programs.