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 refereed publications in the mentioned fields, and 15 patents, 9 of them licensed to four different companies. He is co-founder of three photonics-based spin-off companies: SnellOptics (2002,Terrassa, Spain), devoted  to marketing quality plastic optical components; ObsTech SpA (2012, Santiago, Chile) commercializing systems for internet-controlled telescopes.; and Beamagine SL (2016, Barcelona, Spain) commercializing 3D electrooptic vision systems based on lidar imaging. He is also co-chair of the BM1205 COST Action on Laser Imaging for Skin Cancer Detection, member of the Board of Stakeholders of Photonics21, and co-secretary of the Spanish mirror Fotónica21.