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Daniel Nieto

Current Position   Visiting Scholar

Supervisor            Cathy Ye

Contact Information

                             CRMI Technology Centre, IBME
                             Old Road Campus Research Building,
                              off Roosevelt Drive, Headington,
                              Oxford, OX3 7DQ
                              Tel: 01865-617914
                              E-mail:


Research Interests

3D Bioprinting, Biofabrication, tissue engineering, Organ on a chip, laser microfabrication.


Background

Education

PhD on Photonics and Laser Technologies, University of Santiago de Compostela

Master on Experimental Physics, National University of Ireland, NUI Galway

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Kadenhoseeini Lab, Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, National Centre for Laser Applications-NCLA
  • Associated Researcher, Laser Acceleration and Applications Laboratory -L2A2
  • Project Manager Research, Centre for Electrochemical Technologies
  • Lab. Manager, Micro-optics and GRIN Optics Group
  • Visiting Researcher, National Centre for Laser Applications (NUI-Galway)


Awards and Scholarships

  • Posdoctoral Research fellowship -Galician Programme for Research Innovation and Growth 2011-2015 (I2C Plan). University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • European Marie Curie International fellowship (9/2009 - 7/2010) National Centre for Laser Applications - National University of Ireland.
  • Award Distinct doctoral dissertation, University of Santiago de Compostela (2012)
  • Research fellowship for training specialists for research. Program Co-Xunta de Galicia, Spanish Goverment, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and National University of Ireland.
  • Erasmus Training fellowship activities specified under LLP/Erasmus fellowship programme.

 

Publications

Journal Papers

  • Alberto Jorge de Mora, Daniel Nieto and Jesus Pino, Hidroxyapatite powder converts fibroblastic response in osteoblastic differentiation when is added to Polymethyl methacrylate, The bone& joint Journal, submitted
  • Maria Aymerich, Daniel Nieto, et.al. “Laser Surface Microstructuring of Biocompatible Materials Using a Microlens Array and the Talbot Effect: Evaluation of the Cell Adhesion” Materials 2017, 10(2), 214
  • Amir K. Miri, Daniel Nieto, Luis Iglesias, et. al. “Microfluidics-Enabled Multi-Material Maskless Stereolithographic Bioprinting” Advance materials, Submitted
  • Daniel Nieto, Ferran Cambronero, M.T, Flores-Arias, Nazard Farid Gerad M. O’connor “ Aluminum thin film enhanced IR nanosecond laser-induced frontside etching of transparent materials”, Optics and Laser Enginnering, 88, 233-24 (2017)
  • Tamara Delgado, Daniel Nieto and Maria Teresa Flores-Arias “Soda-lime glass microlens arrays fabricated by laser: Comparison between a nanosecond and a femtosecond IR pulsed laser” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 86 29–37, (2016)
  • Daniel Nieto, Ramiro Couceiro , Maria Aymerich, Rafael Lopez-Lopez, Miguel Abal and María Teresa Flores-Arias “A laser-based technology for fabricating a soda-lime glass based microfluidic device for circulating tumour cell capture”. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 363-369 (2015)
  • Maria Aymerich, Daniel Nieto and María Teresa Flores-Arias “Laser-based surface multistructuring using optical elements and the Talbot effect, Optics Express. 23(19), 24369-82 (2015)
  • Huiyan Zhang, Yuping Feng, Daniel Nieto, Eva García-Lecina, Clare Mcdaniel, Jordi Díaz-Marcose, María Teresa Flores-Ariasb, Gerard M. O’connord, Maria Dolors Baró, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort Sub-micron magnetic patterns and local variations of adhesion forceinduced in non-ferromagnetic amorphous steel by femtosecondpulsed laser irradiation, Applied Surface Science, 371 (2016) 399–406
  • Daniel Nieto, Ana Isabel Gómez-Varela, Yolanda Castro Martín, Gerard M. O’Connor and María Teresa Flores-Arias “Improvement of the optical and morphological properties of microlens arrays fabricated by laser using a sol-gel coating” Applied Surface Science, 351, 697–703 (2015)
  • Tamara Delgado, Daniel Nieto, and María Teresa Flores-Arias “Fabrication of microlens arrays on soda-lime glass using a laser direct-write technique and a thermal treatment assisted by a CO2 laser” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 76,1-6 (2015).
  • Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines and María Teresa Flores-Arias “Fluence ablation threshold dependence on tin impurities in commercial soda-lime glass” Applied Optics , 53, 24, 5416-20 (2014)
  • Yasser A. Attia, M. Teresa Flores-Arias, Daniel Nieto, Carlos Vázquez-Vázquez, Germán F. De La Fuente, and M. Arturo López-Quintela, “Transformation of Gold Nanorods in Liquid Media Induced by nIR, Visible, and UV Laser Irradiation”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (23), pp 13343–13349
  • Daniel Nieto, Tamara Delgado and María Teresa Flores-Arias, “Fabrication of microchannels on soda-lime glass substrates with a Nd:YVO4 laser” Optics and Lasers in Engineering 63, 11–18 (2014)
  • J. Fornell, E. Pellicer, E. Garcia-Lecina, D. Nieto, S. Surinach, M.D. Baró and J. Sort “Structural and mechanical modifications induced on Cu47.5Zr47.5Al5 metallic glass by surface laser treatments”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 290(30), 188–193 (2014)
  • Daniel Nieto, Gemma Vara , Jose Antonio Diez , Gerard O'connor , Justo Arines , Carlos Gomez-Reino , Maite Flore-Arias, "Laser-based microstructuring of surfaces using low-cost microlens arrays", J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 11, 023014 (2012)
  • Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines, Carlos Gomez-Reino, G. M. O’Connor and M. T. Flores-Arias “ Fabrication and characterization of microlens arrays on soda-lime glass using a combination of direct laser write and thermal reflow techniques”, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 023108 (2011)
  • Daniel Nieto, M.T Flores-Arias, G. O’Connor and Carlos Gomez-Reino, “A Laser direc-write technique for fabricating microlens arrays on soda lime glass with a Nd:YVO4 laser” Applied Optics, 49, 26, 4979-4983 (2010)
  • M.T.Flores-Arias, Carmen Bao-Varela, Daniel Nieto, M. Victoria Pérez y C. Gómez-Reino “Design of reconfigurable GRIN planar optical interconnects”, Óptica Pura y Aplicada, 43 (1) 23-26 (2009)
  • Daniel Nieto, M.T. Flores-Arias and C.Gomez –Reino “Fabricación de microlentes con un láser de Nd:YVO4”, Óptica Pura y Aplicada, 42 (4) 241-244 (2009)
  • Castelo, D. Nieto, C. Bao, M.T. Flores-Arias, M. V. Perez, C.Gomez-Reino, C. Lopez Gascona and G.de la fuente. “Laser Back writing process on glass via ablation of metal targets” Optics Communications, 273, 193 -199 (2007)
  • M. Rivas-Moscoso, D. Nieto, C. Gomez-Reino and C. R. Fernandez-Pousa “ Focusing of Ligth by zone plates in selfoc gradient GRIN lens” Optics Letters, 28, 1180-1182 (2004)

 

Book Chapters

  • Laser based fabrication of microfluidics devices on glass for biomedical applications”. Advances in Microfluidics - New Applications in Biology, Energy, and Materials Sciences ISBN 978-953-51-2785-7
  • Sol-gel glass coatings synthesis for different applications: active GRadient-INdex materials, microlens arrays and PDMS channels Sol-Gel ISBN 978-953-51-5388-7
  • Fabrication of a Cell Electrostimulator using pulse laser deposition and laser thin film removal. Laser Ablation - From Mechanisms to Applications ISBN 978-953-51-5565-2 (Accepted)
  • In vitro evaluation of laser induced periodic surface structures on new zirconia/tantalum biocermet for hard tissue replacement. Laser Ablation - From Mechanisms to Applications ISBN 978-953-51-5565-2 (Accepted)

 

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Blanco, D. Nieto and M. T. Flores-Arias “ Fabrication of a microlens array in BK7 through laser ablation and thermal treatment techniques” Journal of Physics: Conference Series (ICO-23
  • Nieto. D, Vara, G., Diez, J. A., et al., "Laser-based microstructuring of surfaces materials using low-cost microlens arrays," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8248, 82480K (2012).
  • Arines, J., Nieto, D., Flores-Arias, M. T., et al., "Laser ablated glass microlens arrays: aberrations dependence on reflowing temperature," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8011, 801105 (2011).
  • Nieto, D., Arines, J., Gomez-Reino, C., et al., "Microlenses fabrication on glass by combining laser with thermal-reflow technique," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8011, 80110T (2011).
  • Nieto, D., Flores-Arias, M. T., O'Connor, G. M., et al., "Fabrication of microlenses arrays on soda-lima glasses with a Nd:YVO4 laser," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8001, 80010Q (2011).
  • Gomez-Reino, C., Flores-Arias, M. T., Perez, M. V., D. Nieto., "Design of reconfigurable GRIN planar optical interconnects," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6992, 699211 (2008).
  • Castelo, A., Nieto, D., Flores-Arias, M. T., et al., "Temperature dependence of laser backwriting process on glass," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6185, 61851B (2006).
  • Castelo, A., Nieto, D., Flores-Arias, M. T., et al., "Laser backwriting process on glass via ablation of metal targets," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5958, 59582H (2005).
  • Garcia-Allegue, M. C., Nieto, D., Flores-Arias, M. T., et al., "Lau effect in GRIN media," Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5956, 595614 (2005).

 

Conference Presentations

  • T. Delgado, D. Nieto and M. T. Flores-Arias “Fabrication of mmicrolens arrays on soda-lime glass using a combination of laser irradiation and roller furnace” International Commission for Optics (ICO) Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (2014)
  • D. Nieto, Ana Gómez, Ramiro Couceiro and M. T. Flores-Arias “Surface roughness reduction of optical elements by sol-gel coatings” International Commission for Optics (ICO) Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (2014)
  • D. Nieto, Sara Perches, M.V. Collados, Jorge Ares and M.T. Flores-Arias “Bagolini lens fabrication by direct laser writing” International Commission for Optics (ICO) Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (2014)
  • M. Blanco, D. Nieto and M. T. Flores-Arias, “Fabrication of a microlens array in BK7 through laser ablation and thermal treatment techniques” International Commission for Optics (ICO) Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (2014)
  • M. Blanco, D. Nieto and M. T. Flores-Arias. “Fabrication of microlens arrays on borosilicate glass using a combination of laser direct-write and thermal reflow techniques” II International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, Aveiro, (Portugal) (2014)
  • Nieto, Daniel, Gerard M. O’connor, and M. Flores-Arias, " Influence of Sn impurities as enhancement mechanism of the laser ablation process of commercial soda-lime glass," Photonic West 2012, , San Francisco, EE.UU (2012)
  • M. T. Flores-Arias and D. Nieto, “ Laser microstructuring of glass materials”, VIII Iberoamerican Conference on Optics XI Latinamerican meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications (RIAO-OPTILAS), O Porto, Portugal (2013)
  • D. Nieto, Gerard M. O’Connor and M.T. Flores-Arias, “Submicron Structuring of Glass Materials by Enhanced Laser Ablation” International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA 2013) Schia, Italy, (2013)
  • D. Nieto, Gerard M. O’Connor and M.T. Flores-Arias, “Fabrication of microlens arrays on soda-lime glass using a laser direct-write and a thermal reflow techniques”, 8º Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica, Madrid, Spain (2013)
  • Nieto, Daniel, Vara, G., Diez, J., Gerard M. O’connor, Justo Arines, C. Gomez-Reino and M. Flores-Arias, "Laser-based microstructuring of materials surfaces using low-cost microlens arrays," Photonic West 2012, , San Francisco, EE.UU (2012)
  • M.T. Flores-Arias, Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines, Carlos Gómez-Reino, Pablo M. Romero and Nerea Otero, “Microstructurado de superficies mediante efecto Talbot” Reunión Nacional de Óptica, Zaragoza, (Spain) (2012)
  • Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines, Carlos Gómez-Reino, Ana I. Gomez-Varela, Gerard M.O’Connor, G. Vara and María Teresa Flores-Arias, “Fabricación de microlentes por ablación láser: aplicación en microstructurado de superficies” Reunión Nacional de Óptica, Zaragoza, (Spain) (2012)
  • Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines, M. Teresa Flores-Arias, Carlos Gomez-Reino and G. M. O’Connor. -ICO-22 “Microlens fabrication on glass by combining laser with thermal reflow techniques” General Congress of International Commission of Optics , Puebla, Mexico, 15-19 (2011)
  • Justo Arines, Daniel Nieto, M. Teresa Flores-Arias Carlos Gomez-Reino and G. M. O’Connor. -ICO-22 “Laser ablated glass microlens arrays: Aberrations dependence on reflowing temperatures”, General Congress of International Commission of Optics , Puebla, Mexico, (2011)
  • Nieto, Daniel, Flores-Arias, M. Teresa, O'Connor, Gerard; Gomez-Reino, Carlos “Fabrication of microlens arrays on soda-lima glasses with a Nd:YVO4 laser” -International conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, Braga, (2011)
  • Daniel Nieto, Gerard M. O’Connor, M.T Flores-Arias, and Carlos Gomez-Reino “ Laser micro-structuring of glass using laser processing for applications on micro-optics and microfluidics” -Laser Precision Micro-fabrication (LPM2011) Takamatsu, Japan, (2011)
  • Daniel Nieto, Justo Arines, Carlos Gomez-Reino, G.M. O’Connor, and M.Teresa Flores-Arias. “Laser micro-structuring of glass materials-4th Workshop, Marie Curie Actions: TRAINING IN METHODS AND DEVICES FOR NON-INVASIVE HIGH RESOLUTION OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND IMAGING (HIRESOMI)”, LOA, UMR 7639 du CNRS, laboratoire commun de l'ENSTA-ParisTech et de l'Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, (2010)
  • Daniel Nieto, M.T Flores-Arias, Gerard M. O. O’Connor and Carlos Gomez-Reino, “Microstructuring of glass using laser processing: Micro-Optics and Microfluidics” -2nd International workshop on "Laser-surface interactions for new materials production" Venice ( Italy), (2010)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, G.F. De la Fuente, W. Assenmacher, W. Mader, “Fabricación de recubrimientos de substratos de vidrio plano mediante láser de CO2” XLIX -Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio, Linares, (2009)
  • M.T. Flores-Arias, Carmen Bao-Varela, D. Nieto, M.V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, “Diseño de un Interconector óptico GRIN reconfigurable” IX Reunion Nacional de Optica. Orense, (Spain), (2009)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, M.T. Flores-Arias, C. Gómez-Reino, M.V. Pérez, A. Duran, Y. Castro and G.F. De la Fuente “Fabricación de guias de onda mediante tecnología sol-gel sobre sustratos de vidrio plano”, IX Reunion Nacional de Optica. Orense, (Spain), (2009)
  • D. Nieto, María Teresa Flores-Arias and Carlos Gómez-Reino “Fabrication of Microlens by Nd:YVO4 laser”. 6º Spanish Optoelectronics conference -OPTOEL 09 Malaga, (Spain), (2009)
  • D. Nieto, María Teresa Flores-Arias and Carlos Gómez-Reino “Fabrication of Microlens by Nd:YVO4 laser irradiation of glass frit layers”. CLEO Europe. Munich, (Deutschland), (2009)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, G.F. De la Fuente, A. Durán, Y. Castro “Fabricación de guías de onda en substratos de vidrio planos mediante tecnología Sol-Gel” XLVIII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio Oviedo, (Spain ), (2008)
  • D. Nieto. M. T. Flores-Arias, Antonio Castelo, Carlos Gómez-Reino “Replication of SI moulds microlenses with glass” 14 Microoptics Conference, MOC08. Brussels (Belgium), (2008).
  • Albero, L. Nieradko, C. Gorecki, H. Ottevaere, V. Gomez, S. Van Overmeire, N. Passily, B. Paivanranta, D. Nieto, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Gómez-Reino. “Silicon moulds of microlenses for different replicación techniques” 14 Microoptics Conference-MOC08. Brussels (Belgium), (2008).
  • C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Pérez, C.Bao, A.Castelo, and D. Nieto “Design of reconfigurable GRIN planar optical interconnects” Photonics Europe, Strasbourg (France), (2008)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Pérez, V. Lennikov and G.F. De la Fuente “Fabrication and characterisation of glassing engraved waveguides” Congreso Franco-Español de Química y Física del Estado Sólido, Clermont-Ferrand (France), (2008)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Pérez, C. Bao, V.V. Lennikovy G.F. De la Fuente.
  • “Fabricación de guías de onda en substratos de vidrio planos”, Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio, Toledo (Spain), (2007)
  • . Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Pérez, V. Lennikov and G.F. De la Fuente “Fabricación de guías mediante el recubrimiento de sustratos de vidrio planos con fritas cerámicas”. Optoelectronics conference 2007, Bilbao (Spain), (2007).
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Pérez, V. Lennikov and G.F. De la Fuente “Preparation of planar waveguides on planar substrates”. Conference on Solid State Chemistry XI, Caen (France), (2007)
  • F. Rey-García, D. Nieto, C. Gómez-Reino, M.T. Flores-Arias, A. Castelo, M.V. Pérez, C. Bao, V. Lennikov y G.F. De la Fuente “of planar waveguides via coating of planar glass substrates with ceramic frits”. Second General Scientific Networking Meeting, Florence (Italy), (2007).
  • A. Castelo; D. Nieto; M.T.Flores-Arias; C.Bao; M.V.Perez; C.Gomez-Reino; C.I. López-Gascón; X. de la Fuente; R. Rangel-Rojo. “Temperature dependence of laser backwriting process on glass”,Photonics Europe 2006: Photonics Applications, Proc. SPIE vol. 6185, Strasbourg (France), (2006)
  • García Allegue Miguel C, Nieto Daniel, Flores Arias María Teresa, Gómez-Reino Carnota Carlos. “Efecto Lau en medios GRIN: Sistema ABCD”. Reunión Nacional de Óptica, Alicante (España), (2006)
  • Castelo Porta Antonio, Nieto Daniel, Flores Arias María Teresa, Bao Varela Carmen, Pérez Martín María Victoria, Gómez-Reino Carnota Carlos, López Gascón Clara Isabel, de la Fuente G., Rangel-Rojo R. “Nuevas técnicas de fabricación de guías de onda planas sobre substratos de vidrio”. Reunión Nacional de Óptica, Alicante (España), (2006)
  • Castelo, D. Nieto, C. Bao, M. Flores-Arias, C. Gomez-Reino, G.F. De la Fuente, “Escritura Laser en Vidrio mediante ablacion de muestras metalicas: Estudio para diferentes velocidades de trabajo”, XXX Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física y 15º encuentro Ibero para la enseñanza de la Física, Orense (Spain), (2005)
  • Miguel Garcia-Allegue,D. Nieto,Maria Teresa Flores-Arias and Carlos Gomez-Reino “Lau effect in GRIN media”, International Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics,Warsaw (Poland) (2005).
  • Castelo,D. Nieto, M.T. Flores-Arias, M.V. Perez, C. López-Gascón, G.F. de la Fuente, “Laser Backwriting Process on Glass via Ablation of Metal Targets”, Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw (Poland), del 28/08/2005 al 02/09/2005.
  • Castelo, D. Nieto, M.T. Flores-Arias, C. Gómez-Reino y G. De La Fuente, “Escritura láser en vidrio por ablación de muestras metálicas”, Española de Optoelectronica, Alicante (Spain), del 13/07/2005 al 15/07/2005.
  • A.Castelo, D.Nieto, C.Bao, M.T. Flores-Arias and M.V. Perez, “Fabrication and caracterization of phase gratings on PbO-SiO2 glasses by laser irradiation”. Microoptics conference, Jena (Germany) del 28/08/2004 al 01/09/2004

 

Funding

EMBO Short-Term Fellowship (3 months) 

Research project: Manufacturing 3D complex tissues for modelling cancer metastasis with heterogeneous tumor microenvironments.