Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Fabrice O. Morin, PhD


Scientific Coordinator for the HBP Director for Software Development

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Dr. Fabrice O. Morin

Curriculum Vitæ

Fabrice received a PhD degree from both the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Cachan (France) and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan) in 2004. He was then a JSPS post-doctoral fellow in the University of Tokyo, Japan (Fujita Laboratory) and a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow at the IMS laboratory in Bordeaux, France.

Fabrice joined the Robotics and Embedded systems group in July 2017 as Scientific Coordinator for the HBP Director for Software Development. His previous position was as a senior researcher in Neurotechnology in the Health division of Tecnalia, a private research center and nonprofit organization that is one the largest of its kind in Europe. There, his task was to design and implement R&D projects dealing with implantable active devices for interfacing with the peripheral nervous system, with special emphasis on the enteric nervous system. Between 2012 and 2015, Fabrice was manager of the business area of Biomaterials in Tecnalia, which entailed being responsible for creating new assets for Tecnalia, managing client relationships, taking part in technology transfer processes, as well as managing human resources.

His research interests are as follows:


  1. “Degradable poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels: Synthesis, physico-chemical properties and in vitro characterization”, V. Saez-Martinez, B. Olalde, D. Martinez-Redondo, I. Braceras, F.O. Morin, J. Valero, B. Castro, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers: Biomedical Applications, 29(3), pp. 270-283, 2014.
  2. “Specific transport of target molecules by motor proteins in microfluidic channels”, M.C. Tarhan, R.Yokokawa, F.O. Morin and H. Fujita, ChemPhysChem, 14(8), pp. 1618-1625, 2013./li>
  3. “Multifunctional bioactive glass scaffolds coated with layers of poly(D,L lactide-co-glycolide) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgels loaded with vancomycin”, B. Olalde, N. Garmendia, V. Saez-Martinez, N. Argarate, N. Patcharakamon, F.O. Morin and A.R. Boccaccini, Materials Science and Engineering C, 33(7), pp. 3760-3767, 2013.
  4. “Fabrication and characterization of macroporous poly(Ethylene Glycol) hydrogels generated by several types of porogens”, V. Saez-Martinez, G. Atorrasagasti, B. Olalde, I. Madarieta, F.O. Morin and N. Garagorri, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 62(9), pp. 502-508, 2013.
  5. “Comparative study of dexamethasone and vancomycin release behavior from stimuli-sensitive microgel aqueous dispersions”, V. Saez-Martinez, N. Argarate, F.O. Morin and N. Garagorri, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 22(4), pp. 313-316, 2012.
  6. “Manufacturing process and thermal characterization of a fast temperature switching microdevice for real-time biological experiments”, F. Gillot, H.F. Arata , F.O. Morin and H. Fujita, Microsystem Technology, 16, pp. 1821-1824, 2010.
  7. “Active transport of oil droplets along oriented microtubules by kinesin molecular motors”, C. Bottier, J. Fattaccioli, M. C. Tarhan, R. Yokokawa, F.O. Morin, B. Kim, D. Collard and H. Fujita, Lab-on-a-Chip, Vol. 9, pp. 1694-1700, 2009.
  8. “Modeling the mechanisms driving AC electroosmotic flow on planar microelectrodes”, F.O. Morin, F. Gillot and H. Fujita, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 064103, 2007.
  9. “On-chip thermal calibration with 8 CB liquid crystal of micro-thermal device”, F. Gillot, F.O. Morin and H. Fujita, Lab-on-a-Chip, Vol. 7, pp. 1600-1602, 2007.
  10. “Combing and self-assembly phenomena in dry films of Taxol-stabilized microtubules”, F.O. Morin, F. Rose, P. Martin, M.C. Tarhan, H. Kawakatsu and H. Fujita, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 2(3), pp. 135-43, 2007.
  11. “Constraining the connectivity of neuronal networks cultured on microelectrode arrays with microfluidic techniques: a step towards neuron-based chips”, F.O. Morin, L. Griscom, B. Le Pioufle, Y. Takamura and E. Tamiya, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 21(7), pp.1093-1100, 2005.
  12. “Investigating Neuronal Activity with Planar Microelectrode Arrays: Achievements and New Perspectives”, F.O. Morin, Y. Takamura and E. Tamiya, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 100(2), pp. 131-143, 2005.
  13. “Opportunities at the skin interface for continuous patient monitoring: a reverse iontophoresis model tested on lactate and glucose”, P. Connolly, C. Cotton and F.O. Morin, IEEE Transactions in Nanobioscience, Vol. 1(1), pp. 37- 41, 2002.