Angelo Gaitas

Assistant Professor

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Dr. Angelo Gaitas is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai (ISMMS), where his current research is centered around developing advanced AFM-based single-cell analysis methods. His work, which includes the development of MEMS microfluidic cantilevers and thermocouple cantilevers, is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NIH. These devices are crucial for measuring various nanoscale properties, enhancing our understanding of cellular functions. Dr. Gaitas brings a well-rounded expertise in micro- and nano-engineering, physics, and biomedical engineering. He heads a research group focused on creating innovative devices for single-cell measurements. His academic qualifications comprise a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, a Master's degree in Mesoscopic Physics/Nanotechnology, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Microsystems from Delft University. Before his appointment at ISMMS, Dr. Gaitas held a position as a Research Associate in Microsystems at the University of Michigan. He also established a business dedicated to the commercialization of MEMS devices. As a Principal Investigator, he has managed several research grants from the NSF and NIH. His contributions to the field include the invention and development of various sensors, actuators, and microfluidic systems. His work in scanning thermal probe sensors has been successfully commercialized and integrated into multiple research and industrial applications. Dr. Gaitas' academic contributions are reflected in his 36 peer-reviewed journal publications and eight issued patents, marking significant strides in his field of research.