Dr Ana González Suárez

BSc, MSc, PhD

Contact Details

Research Fellow
E: ANA.GONZALEZSUAREZ@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Ana González-Suárez is a Senior Research Fellow in the Translational Medical Device Lab (TMDLab) and Adjunt Lecturer in the School of Engineering at NUI Galway. She received her B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Her current research is focused on non-invasive ablative tecniques for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. 

Prior to joining TMDLab, she had two-year postdoctoral position at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).  She was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universitat Politècnica de València (València, Spain) and at BCAM-Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (Bilbao, Spain). She conducted research stays at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) and at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA). 

She has received several national and international awards including  “IFMBE Young investigator” prize at the 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014; Predoctoral and Postdoctoral competitive Fellowships from the Generalitat Valenciana (Spain), “Juan de la Cierva” Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad; Vali+D mobility grant from Generalitat Valenciana (Spain); “Fulbright/Ruth Lee Kennedy travel award”; “Jose Castillejo” Mobility Grant for young researchers from the Spanish Ministerio de Economia, Industria y Competitividad; and several travel grants of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is active member of the Society for Thermal Medicine and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Research Interests

Thermal Ablation;
Cardiac Ablation;
Radiofrequency Ablation;
Electroporation;
Computer Modelling;
Biomedical Engineering;
Medical Device Engineering;

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=6lnG840AAAAJ&hl=es
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana-Gonzalez-Suarez
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1813-4176

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Thermal Medicine Member 01-JAN-18 /
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Member 31-OCT-20 /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 2020 ASLMS Educational Scholarship ASLMS - American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2018 Mobility grant “José Castillejo” for young researchers CAS18/00390 Spanish Government
2018 Fulbright/Ruth Lee Kennedy travel award Fulbright
2017 2017 ASLMS Educational Scholarship ASLMS - American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2016 Accreditation for PhD assistant lecture, PhD lecture and PhD lecture at private university ANECA (The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain)
2016 Postdoctoral grant Juan de la Cierva FJCI-2015-27202 Spanish Government
2016 Postdoctoral grant APOSTD/2016/045 Conselleria d'Educación de la Generalitat Valenciana, Spanish Government
2014 Postdoctoral grant Severo Ochoa SEV-2013-0323 Spanish Government
2014 IFMBE Young Investigator European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
2014 2014 ASLMS Educational Scholarship ASLMS - American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2013 Predoctoral mobility grant BEFPI/2013/003 Conselleria d'Educación de la Generalitat Valenciana, Spanish Government
2012 Grant to attend summer courses at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo Banco Santander
2011 Predoctoral grant ACIF/2011/194 Conselleria d'Educación de la Generalitat Valenciana, Spanish Government
2011 Travel grant PAID-04-11 Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Universitat Politècnica de València (València, Spain) Postdoctoral Fellow 01-SEP-16 / 21-MAY-17
BCAM-Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (Bilbao, Spain) Postdoctoral Fellow 01-NOV-14 / 01-SEP-16
National University of Ireland Galway Research Fellow 01-JAN-21 /
Universitat Politècnica de València (València, Spain) PhD Fellow 01-JAN-11 / 31-OCT-14
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) Postdoctoral Fellow 22-MAY-17 / 31-DEC-19

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 Universitat de València, Spain Postgraduate Telecomunications Engineering
2014 Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
2009 Consortium between Universitat Politècnica de València and Universitat de València, Spain MSc Biomedical Engineering
2006 Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain BSc Telecomunications Engineering

Languages

  Language
English
Spanish
German

Consultancy

  Client Description
MedLumics SL (Spain)
Development of computational models for radiofrequency cardiac ablation

Reviews

  Journal Role
Applied Mathematical Modelling Reviewer
Asme Journal Of Biomechanical Engineering Reviewer
Annual International Conference Of The Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society. Ieee Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society. Annual International Conference Reviewer
Medical Engineering & Physics Reviewer
Computer Methods And Programs In Biomedicine Reviewer
International Journal Of Hyperthermia Reviewer
International Journal For Numerical Methods In Biomedical Engineering Reviewer
Physiological Measurement Reviewer
Applied Science Reviewer
Physics In Medicine And Biology Reviewer

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2020/2021 RF Technologies for Medical Devices EE5122 Electronic and Electric Engineering

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Prof. Martin O'Halloran; Dr. Adnan Elahi

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr. Ramiro Irastorza Instituto de Física de Líquidos y Sistemas Biológicos (CONICET) ARGENTINA
Andre d'Avila, MD, PhD Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Dr. Barry O'Brien; Dr. Ken Coffey AtriAn Medical Limited IRELAND
Prof. Enrique Berjano; Dr. Juan José Pérez Universitat Politècnica de València SPAIN