Cuban researcher in Netherlands developing painless needle-free injections

In the near future, we could get our medication or vaccination with painless needle-free injections, or even smart tattoos on our skin. Researcher and entrepreneur David Fernandez Rivas is working on his (realistic) dream in Twente.  “I call it: applicable research. It’s a crossover of fundamental and applied science.”

David Fernandez Rivas (1981) came from Cuba to the Netherlands in 2007, to do his PhD in the research group Mesoscale Chemical Systems of the TNW faculty. After his post-doc, he became assistant professor (tenure track) and since 2020 he is an associate professor in Twente. He is also a research affiliate of Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).