• Maribel Rocha

      Maribel Rocha 

      María Isabel Rocha Gaso was born in Mexico City. She received her Computer Engineering degree (2006) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). In 2013, the Universitat  Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain, and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, granted her the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering. In 2011, she completed a one-year research stay at the UCL, Belgium. From November 2012 she worked two years for the company Advanced Wave Sensors, Spain. After that, she took a CNRS one-year postoctoral position at the University of Lorraine,

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    • Pablo Sanchis

      Pablo Sanchis 

      Pablo Sanchis received the MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering and the PhD degree in Photonics from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPVLC), Spain, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Since 2016, he is Full-Professor of the Department of Communications at UPVLC. His research career has been developed at the Nanophotonics Technology Center where since 2007 he also leads a research group. His research interests are basically related with the design, fabrication and characterization of photonic integrated circuits, especially in the field of silicon photonics. In the last years, he h

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    • Robinson Cruzoe

      Robinson Cruzoe 

      Robinson Cruzoe Guzmán Martínez was born in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. He received his Electronics Engineering degree and the Industrial Electronic specialist degree from the Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla, Colombia in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He also holds an Informatics and Telematics specialist degree from the Univesidad del Area Andina in 2006. He holds a Master degree in Advanced Electronics Systems and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation from Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) in 2011 and 2016, respectively. He has been an Associate P

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    • David Doménech

      David Doménech 

      Received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and the M.Sc. degree in Technologies, Systems and Networks of Communication from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in optics at the Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications Institute (iTEAM) from UPV, inside the Optical and Quantum Communications Group, focusing his research in the use of integrated ring resonators for microwave photonics applications. Since 2006, he has been working on the design of integrated optic circuits in Indium-Phosphide/Silicon Nitride/SOI tech

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    • Santiago Royo

      Santiago Royo 

      Santiago Royo received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Optics from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in 1999. He is currently Associate Professor at UPC and Director of the Center for Sensor, Instruments and System Development (CD6), a research and innovation center in Optical Engineering in Terrassa, near Barcelona. He teaches on Optical Metrology and Biomedical Photonics subjects and supervises yearly PhD Thesis (5 deffended)  and MSc Thesis (15 deffended). For twenty years he has participated and led research projects involving different, optical metrology techniques. He has over 50 r

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    • José Capmany Francoy

      José Capmany Francoy 

      José Capmany was born in Madrid, Spain, on December 15th 1962. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas in 2009. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UPM and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the Universidad de Vigo. Since 1991 he is with the Departamento de Comunicaciones, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), where he started the activities on optical communications and photonics, founding t

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    • Guido Piaszenski

      Guido Piaszenski 

      System- and Application Development Tasks: EBL sample patterning Live demonstrations of Raith’s EBL systems Customer training R&D Collaboration in international research projects

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    • Juan Martínez Pastor

      Juan Martínez Pastor 

      Prof. Dr. Juan Martinez became Full Professor in June 2008 and leads the group UMDO at the Institute of Materials Science. His international experience includes 2 years of postdoctoral stays at the European Laboratory of Non Linear Spectroscopy (Florence, Italy) and 1 year at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France). He is specialized in Semiconductor Physics, particularly optical properties of quantum heterostructures and nanostructures based on semiconductors. Since 2006 he opened new research lines on nanoscience and nanotechnology based on synthesis of metal and semiconductor (quantum

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    • Mauricio de Lima

      Mauricio de Lima 

      He obtained his PhD in Physics in 2002, granted by the “Universidade Estadual de Campinas”, Brazil, were he investigated defects in disordered semiconductors based on silicon, aiming at enhanced photovoltaic properties. During his 4-year postdoc at the Paul Drude Institute in Berlin, Germany, he started studying photonic structures driven by surface acoustic waves. Since 2006, this research line has been consolidated in the Materials Science Institute of the “Universitat de València” when he moved in as a “Ramon y Cajal” fellow.

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    • Maryvonne Chalony

      Maryvonne Chalony 

      Maryvonne Chalony was born in France. She received an M.S. Degree in Physics from the Univ. of Nice in 2006, and a Ph.D. degree in Atomic Physics from the Univ. of Nice in 2010. She is now an optical engineer on photonic design with LightTec in Hyeres France.

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    • Jorge V. Blasco

      Jorge V. Blasco 

      Jorge V. Blasco is a seasoned entrepreneur, with a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering (Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits).  In 2014 he co-founded Photonic Sensors & Algorithms S.L. Previously, in 1998, he founded DS2 with local angel and seed capital investments and grew the company from start-up idea to become a leading tecnología innovator and global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communication chipsets.  DS2 received numerous international product and business awards, including  BEST OF INNOVATIONS at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

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    • Xavier Muñoz Berbel

      Xavier Muñoz Berbel 

      Dr. Xavier Muñoz Berbel (male) is PhD in biotechnology (2008) and tenure-track researcher at the IMB-CNM (CSIC). He has 15 years of research experience in the development of biosensor or (bio)sensing Lab on a-chip architectures for application in biological science in general, in Spain (IMB-CNM, University of Seville), France (University of Perpignan) or UK (University of Bath). During his career, Dr. Muñoz-Berbel has participated in more than 20 projects, 6 from the European Community, being PI and coordinator of eight of them. He has co-authored 63 publications, 50 in peer-review SCI journal

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    • Carles Oriach Font

      Carles Oriach Font 

      My experience comprises R&D and business positions in the photonics industry backed with academical background in physics, optical engineering and MBA. I'm currenty working as strategy and development director in Monocrom, a company devoted to design and manufacturing of laser diode devices, solid state lasers and electronics for lasers.

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    • Carlos Abellan

      Carlos Abellan 

      PhD in Photonics and quantum technologies (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences) and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (University Politécnica de Catalunya). Co-founder and CEO of QuSide, a spin-off company focused on the development of quantum-enabled technologies for the information and communication technology markets.

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    • Pascual Muñoz

      Pascual Muñoz 

      Pascual Muñoz leads research on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). Dr. Muñoz received the VPI Speed Up Photonics Award in 2002 for innovative AWG with multimode interference (MMI) couplers modeling, by Virtual Photonics and IEEE Communications Magazine, and the IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship Program in 2002. He received the extraordinary doctorate prize from UPV in 2006. From his research line, he co-founded the UPV spin-off company VLC Photonics in 2011, where the PIC design know-how, expertise and tools have been transferred, and he served as CEO from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Muñoz is a Se

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    • Fernando Castaño

      Fernando Castaño 

      Dr. Fernando J. Castaño received an MSc in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of the Basque Country and a PhD in Engineering Physics from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and 1998, respectively. From 1999 to 2008 he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Staff Scientist/Lecturer, developing sub-100nm Magnetic Random Access Memories (MRAMs) and magnetologic devices. From 2009 to 2012 he was Head of the R&D division of Siliken SA, developing high-volume c-Si back-contact solar cells, and from 2013 to 2015 he was Scientific Head of the Photovolt

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    • Sergio Sáez

      Sergio Sáez 

      Sergio Sáez is Cluster manager at SECPhO – Light Technologies Cluster from 2012. Obtained his degree in Industrial Engineering with specialization in robotics and automation for UPC (Barcelona) and studied an MBA at Esade Business School. After working for big enterprises as ATOS and MGS and launching an start-up in the field of consumer electronics, Sergio has developed extensive experience in business management and team leadership. Besides, during 4 years, Sergio was professor in Entrepreneurship at Esade and UPC Business School evaluating more than 300 Business plans and

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