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Dra. Ana María Megía Macías

Current position:
Assistant Professor
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Association date:
AA25. D-315
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2481
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Ana Megía got her Doctoral Degree in Science and Technology Applied to Industrial Engineering in 2014. She has worked in research centers such as ESS BILBAO (Bilbao, Spain) or the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). She worked as a professor and researcher at the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and in 2020 she joined ICAI where she teaches subjects such as Physics, Engineering Thermodynamics or Design, Integration and Verification of Machines. She carries out his research work in the area of plasma engineering for ion sources and has participated in various R&D projects with public funding. She maintains several international collaborations and she is a reviewer for different scientific journals.

Areas of interest:

Production, diagnosis and applications of plasmas. --- Techniques: --- Plasmas for ion sources, cold atmospheric plasma, diagnostic tools with temporal resolution. --- Areas of application: --- Ion sources, particle beam medical therapies, surface cleaning and treatment, disinfection, plasma medicine.


Design and construction of plasma generators, plasma diagnostics for ion sources, construction and commissioning of ion sources.


Design and construction of complex equipment involving high voltage, high vacuum, mechanics and microwave systems. Extensive interdisciplinary technical knowledge. Computer-aided design, simulation, and computer-aided manufacturing. Rapid prototyping and 3D printing tools. Manual and CNC machinery.

Current research interests:

Diagnosis and optimization of ion sources, applications of plasmas in medicine and biomedical engineering.

Journal Publications

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Conference Papers

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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Conference "Ana Megía-Macías: Pioneering cold plasma technology" Third Collisions Panel: Entrepreneurship Unveiled. Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN). Geneva (Switzerland). Feb 2024.
  • Conference "Cold atmospheric plasmas: from the lab to the clinic" 18th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2023. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2023.
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Media and research dissemination

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Proyecto Medical Plasmas "EmprendeXXI Award". CaixaBank; ENISA. Madrid (Spain). May 2023.
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Other Activities

  • Reviewer in "IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 2018 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Review of Scientific Instruments". AIP Publishing LLC. Melville (United States of America). Jan 2017 - Today.
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