Table of contents

  1. Marcos Teotonio Pereira, Duarte S. Rego, Luis M. S. Redondo
  2. Maja Cemazar, Tanja Dolinsek, Masa Bosnjak, Gregor Sersa
  3. Thies Wölken, Johannes Sailer, Francisco Daniel Maldonado-Parra, Tobias Horneber, Cornelia Rauh
  4. Guidan He, Yongguang Yin, Xiaoxia Yan, Ying Wang
  5. Mahesha M. Poojary, Shahin Roohinejad, Francisco J. Barba, Mohamed Koubaa, Eduardo Puértolas, Anet Režek Jambrak et al.
  6. Quim Castellví, Borja Mercadal, Antoni Ivorra
  7. Daniele Provenzano, Viviana Trevino, Boris Ermolinsky

About this book


This major reference work is a one-shot knowledge base on electroporation and the use of pulsed electric fields of high intensity and their use in biology, medicine, biotechnology, and food and environmental technologies. The Handbook offers a widespread and well-structured compilation of chapters ranging from the foundations to applications in industry and hospital. It is edited and written by most prominent researchers in the field. With regular updates and growing in its volume it is suitable for academic readers and researchers regardless of their disciplinary expertise, and will also be accessible to students and serious general readers.

The authors of chapters have established scholarly credentials and come from a wide range of disciplines. This is crucially important in a highly interdisciplinary field of electroporation and the use of pulsed electric fields of high intensity and its applications in different fields from medicine, biology, food processing, agriculture, process engineering, energy and environment. An Editorial Board of distinguished scholars from across the world has selected and reviewed the various chapters to ensure the highest quality of this Handbook.

The book was edited by an international team of Section Editors:

P. Thomas Vernier, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Boris Rubinsky, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Juergen F. Kolb Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald, Germany
Damijan Miklavcic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marie-Pierre Rols, IPBS CNRS, Toulouse, France
Javier Raso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Richard Heller, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA
Gregor Serša, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dietrich Knorr, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Eugene Vorobiev Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France


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Editors and affiliations

  • Damijan Miklavcic
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EnginerUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

About the editors


Address: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Trzaska 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

1987 B.S. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)
1991 M.S. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)
1993 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (University of Ljubljana)

1993-present Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
1993-1994 Associate Researcher
1994-1997 Assistant Professor
1995-1996 Visiting researcher at the Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
1997-2002 Associate Professor
1998-present Head of the Laboratory of Biocybernetics
2002-present Professor
2003-2005 Vice-Dean for Research
2007-present Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

1986 Preseren Award for Students, University of Ljubljana
1989 International Award of the Maphre Foundation (Spain)
1993 National Industrial Award of Krka Pharmaceuticals
1995 Awar

d of the Republic of Slovenia for Scientific and Research Achievements [the ceremony]
2003 Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Science [the ceremony]
2008 Vodovnik Prize for Exceptional Research [the ceremony]
2008 Knight of the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic [the ceremony]
2012 IFMBE Vladimir Zworykin Award [the ceremony]
2012 Rector's Award for Innovations of the University of Ljubljana - 1st Prize

Prof. Miklavcic has authored or co-authored over 900 papers, including over 230 original articles in scientific journals. His works have been cited over 4200 times (Sources: Wos, Sicris databases). 

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Additional activities:
•  Member of the Council

of the Bioelectrochemical Society (2009–)

•  President of the Slovenian Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (2007–)

•  Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Slovenian Forum on
     Non-Ionising Electromagnetic Radiation
•  Associate Editor of Bioelectromagnetics (2005–2007)
•  Associate
Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering< (2002–)
•  Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience (2004–2013)
•  Member of the working group for preparation of the safety standards related to non-ionising radiation at Slovenian National Standardization Office
•  Referee for over 50 SCI-indexed journals
•  Member o
f the Council of Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia (2010-2013)

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