MSc Nikolas Gaio

PhD student
Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM), Department of Microelectronics

Themes: Flexible and Stretchable Electronics


Nikolas Gaio received the B.S degree in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy in 2012. In 2011 he was visiting student at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, where he received a B.Eng. in Electronic Information in 2013. In 2013, he joined as guest resercher the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (Chinese Academy of Science). In 2015 he received a M.Sc. (cum laude) in Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering in TU Delft.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at TU Delft in the framework of InForMed project, an European project that aims to bring medical devices to the market. During this experience he collaborated with multiple companies (Philips, MultiChannel system, Ncardia, among others) focusing on improving the TRL of a device for in vitro electrophysiology assays. Furthermore, he is collaborating with multiple biologists from LUMC and Erasmus Medical Center and the Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) in the development of novel Organ-on-Chip devices. He received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE Sensors and the public Poster Award at the ICT Open Conference in 2016.

Nikolas Gaio is the founder of BI/OND (BIOND Solution B.V.). BI/OND provides dynamic cell culture environments to recreate human physiology and pathology for predictive in-vitro assays. For more information about BI/OND business and products visit

Last updated: 11 Feb 2019