Sonia Grego

Senior Research Electron Engineer

Sonia Grego


  • PhD Physics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • MSc, Physics, University of Pisa, Italy

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Sonia Grego is expert in technology development for life sciences. Her expertise includes sensors, biological and chemical detection, systems integration and miniaturization, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, engineered cell cultures, wearable physiological sensors, microfabricated devices and optoelectronics.

Dr. Grego has developed multidisciplinary research programs for engineered cells cultures (organs-on-a-chip) for drug and toxicant screenings and for physiological signatures of health and behavior extracted from wearable sensors data. In the area of technologies for global development, she leads the field testing and performance assessment of transformative sanitation technologies in strategic locations globally. She has served as principal investigators for bioengineering projects for National Institute of Health and the  Department of Defense and has provided original contributions to the areas of endoscopic medical imaging, nanowire-based photonic devices, electronics on flexible substrates and optical biosensors.

Dr. Grego has a record development of partnerships across disciplines and organizations. She served as co-chair of multiple symposia organized by the Material Research Society and SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing. She has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and holds 4 patents. Dr. Grego has given over 15 invited seminars and serves on proposal review panels for the federal government since 2007.