Iñaki Ortego-Isasa


PhD in Engineering

Research interest

Iñaki Ortego Isasa got his Telecommunication Engineering bachelor degree and Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering with honors from the with University of Navarre (Spain) in 2010. He also obtained an intensification diploma of Bioengineering and during this period he had international research experience as an exchange student in Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg (Sweden) in 2009 and in the Engineering College Of Copenhagen in 2007. During 2011 to 2014, he got the International PhD. (Cum Laude) in Applied Engineering funded by a competitive Scholarship from Basque Government from Tecnun-CEIT, University of Navarre in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London where he studied the interaction between the electromagnetic waves and human body for communications with implants and design of flexible electronics.

In 2015, he lead the antenna design department of MyRuns Technology company, a start-up focused on the design on RFID systems, especially RFID tags. In 2016, he started working as postdoc research scientist in the Neuroprosthetics group of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen. In 2017 he got a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Basque Country Government to continue his postdoc in collaboration with Tecnalia (Neurotechnology group) and University of Tübingen.

His expertise is mainly focused on bioelectromagnetics (understanding the interaction of the electromagnetic waves and the human body), the design, characterization and optimization of antennas for RFID and for onbody/inbody biomedical applications and in the design and fabrication of flexible electronics using Inkjet Printing. Due to his passion on Biomedicine and Neuroscience fields, currently he has focused his research on the bioelectromagnetic characterization of the nervous system, to study the interaction of electromagnetic waves with it and find new solutions to diseases related with the nervous system by optimizing current stimulation procedures such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and/or Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).