Promoting Group Staff

Jose María AzorínDr. José María Azorín Poveda

He is Associate Professor at the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation . He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Alicante in 1997 and obtained his PhD in 2003 (Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering) . His doctoral thesis focused on bilateral control of telerobotic systems with communication delays. Since 2000 he is Professor of Systems Engineering and Automation at UMH.

He has an extensive research experience in advanced robotics. He has done research stays at Imperial College London (United Kingdom, 2010), INRIA (National Research Center of Computer Science and Automation) – Sophia Antipolis (France, 2000) , and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil, 1999). He has published over 150 articles in international journals with impact and international and national conferences. His current research focuses on the neuro-robotics, rehabilitation robotics and brain-machine interfaces. In these fields he has been the principal investigator of two national projects and three Latin American projects. Also, at present, he is the principal investigator of the UMH group in a European project and he is the coordinator of a Latin American Network that comprises 60 researchers.

Since 2012 he is member of the AdvisoryCommittee of the IEEE Systems Council and the Publications Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Moreover, since 2013 he is a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Systems Council. He has been guest editor of the journals IEEE Systems Journal (2013), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews (2012) , Applied Bionics & Biomechanics (2012), and Revista Iberoamericana de Automática y Informática Industrial (2011). He has organized several workshops and tutorials within the framework of international conferences and was the Organizing Committee Chairman of CEA Bioengineering Symposium (2009) and UMH-EURON – Winter School on Telesurgery (2006). Currently he is the Director of the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation of the UMH .

 

Enrique Bronchalo2Dr. Enrique Bronchalo Bronchalo

He completed the Degree in Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1986 and a Ph.D. at the University of Alcalá in 1996. He joined this last university in several academic positions between 1989 and 2001, and taught several courses. His doctoral thesis deals with instrumental and theoretical aspects of cosmic ion detection with semiconductor detectors. Since 2010 he is Assistant Professor at the Signal Theory and Communications are of UMH.

Between 1989 and 2005 he worked in the field of ionizing particles detection. In this area he participated in several research projects with public funding, he supervised one PhD thesis and he published 10 articles in journals with  impact, as well as several papers at international conferences. Since 2006 his research has focused on passive microwave devices, and especially in the design of planar filters with advanced features. In this area he has participated in several projects with public funding, he has directed a doctoral thesis and he has published nine journal articles and several communications impact in national and international conferences.

He is currently director of Radio Frequency Systems Group of UMH. He has been Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the XVII National URSI Symposium.

 

Juan CapmanyDr. Juan Capmany Francoy is Full Professor of Signal Theory and Communications at the Communications Engineering Department. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM , 1996). He graduated in Physics, with specialization in Optics and Structure of Matter at UAM (1986). In July 1987 he joined the Department of Applied Physics at the Center for Research and Development of the Navy (DGAM), from the Ministry of Defence, to work on the development of image intensifier tubes for night vision. In 1995 , he joined the Institute of Microelectronics of Madrid (CSIC) to work on the development of photocathodes with negative electron affinity . In 1997 he became postdoc at the Laboratory of Crystal Growth of the UAM, and thereafter post doc at the Laser Spectroscopy Group, until 1999 . He then moved to University Miguel Hernandez as head of the division of Signal Theory and Communications.

He has taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid, at the University Complutense (Madrid) at the University Alfonso X el Sabio and at the University Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI). He has done research stays at at the Imperial College of Science, Technoloy & Medicine (University of London, United Kingdom), at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Laser (CREOL , University of Central Florida, USA), at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Physico-Luminescents (LPCML , University Claude Bernard- Lyon1, France) and at the Institut Optisches (Technical University of Berlin, Germany) .

His areas of expertise and interest include devices and systems and laser systems of nonlinear wavelength conversion. He has conducted research projects at the European, national and regional level. He has published over 100 research papers published in journals and international conferences. He is currently Senior Member of IEEE (Photonics Society) and Senior member of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

 

Susana Fernández de Avila2

Dra. Susana Fernández de Avila López

She is Associate Professor of Electronics. She graduated in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1990 and completed her doctoral thesis at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Telecommunication ETSI), based on the study of electronic transport in high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). After her doctorate in 1995, she obtained a Fulbright scholarship for a postdoctoral fellowship at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California (USA). In October 1997 she joined the University Miguel Hernández, teaching courses at various Engineering degrees at the Polytechnic School of Elche. Since 2002 she is the leader of the area of Electronics at the UMH.

She has extense research experience in the field of semiconductor materials, their electronic properties and their application in electronic and optoelectronic devices. Since she joined the UMH, her research has moved towards the use of organic semiconductor materials, their properties and application of third generation solar cells, sensors and LEDs. Furthermore, the combination of these materials with inorganic semiconducting nanoparticles synthesized in our laboratory, or the incorporation of graphene, have become the most recent advancement lines of our research group.

Since 2011, she is the Director of the Master on Research in Industrial and Telecommunications Technologies, and the associated PhD program. She is the leader of the research group “Organic Optoelectronics and hybrids (POLI-NANO)”, recognized by UMH. She was the Secretary of the Polytechnic School of Elche (EPSE) in 2004-2006 and Vice-Director of the EPSE in the period 2006-2007. She is a member of the Expert Panel for ANECA ACADEMIA program since 2008. She is currently Vice-Director of the Department of Communications Engineering, and the representative of the Engineering and Architecture branch at the Commission on credit recognition and transfer of UMH.

 

Nicolas GarcĂ­a

Dr. Nicolás García Aracil

He is Associate Professor at the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation. He holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering and a Master in Design, Robotics and Industrial Automation from University of Murcia and a PhD in Control Engineering by the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (UMH).  He was a 2004 recipient of the Best Thesis in Robotics, National Research Prize, from the Spanish Federation of Automatic Control- Robotics Group.

His current research interests are rehabilitation robotics, surgical robotics, medical image, computer vision, human-robot Interaction and design and control of new robotic devices and he is one of the staff members of Biomedical Neuroengineering Research Group at UMH. He is author of more than 160 publications in international journals with impact, book chapters and conferences and he has been Principal Investigator in more than 10 research projects and contracts. In addition, he is co-inventor on 4 patents. He was  appointed as Visiting Scientist at INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE), in 2003 and at Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling, Germany, in 2006.

He served as a Program Chair of the 2012 IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Roma, Italy), a e-publications co-chairs of the 2014 IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and General Chair of EURON Winter School on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2008 (Elche, Spain). He is Associate Editor of Springer Series in Biosystems and Biorobotics and he has been guest editor of the journals: (2011) Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing; (2012, 2013) Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine; (2013) Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial.

 

Ausias GarrigosDr. Ausias Garrigos Sirvent

He is Associate Professor of Electronics Technology. He received an electronics engineering degree from the University of Valencia and a PhD from the University Miguel Hernandez (UMH). He is currently the director of the Industrial Electronics research group (IEG) within the Department of Materials Science, Optics and Electronics Technology.

His research activities include power conversion systems for aerospace, renewable energy, electrical vehicles among others, as well as, instrumentation and digital electronics.

He participated in more than 25 research and technology transfer projects. He co-authored more than 100 technical publications and completed research stages at CERN (Switzerland) and ESA-ESTEC (The Netherlands)

 

Javier GozalvezDr. Javier Gozálvez Sempere

He received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the UMH, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Communications Engineering, Director of the UWICORE (Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research) Laboratory, and Deputy Vice-President for International Relations. At UWICORE, he is leading research activities in the areas of wireless vehicular communications, multi-hop cellular networks, radio resource management, heterogeneous wireless systems, and wireless system design and optimization. The UWICORE laboratory actively collaborates with companies like Toyota InfoTechnology Centre, IKUSI, Idiada Automotive Technology, or Thales, in addition to other international research institutions. He has been Principal Investigator in 20 research projects or contracts. He is author of more than 100 publications in international journals and conferences. He has been keynote or panel speaker in international conferences such as IEEE WiMob, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, or IEEE VNC. He has received research awards from UMH, Telecom I+D, WPMC and WiVeC.

He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and previously served as Associate Editor of IEEE Communication Letters and Guest Editor in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal.  He is General Co-Chair for the IEEEVehicularTechnologyConferenceSpring2015 (Glasgow, UK), and Program Co-Chair for the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2013 (Boston, USA). He was General Co-Chair for the ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET) in 2013 (Taiwan) and 2012 (UK), General Co-Chair of the XXVII Simposium Nacional de la Unión Científica lnternacional de Radio URSI (Elche, Spain), Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference-Fall (San Francisco, USA) and 2009 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring (Barcelona, Spain), and General Co-Chair of the 3rd International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems ISWCS 2006 (Valencia, Spain). He is also the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions. He has been TPC member for more than 70 reputed international conferences.

He has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (2011–2013), where he is currently Executive Vice-President and member of the Awards and Conferences Committees. He has also been elected IEEE Distinguished Lecturers program of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

 

Manuel Lucas2Dr. Manuel Lucas Miralles

He is Associate Professor at the area of Heat Engines. He received the Industrial Engineering degree in 1998 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He did his PhD at the Department of Fluids and Thermal Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (award for the best doctoral thesis UPCT 2008/09). The object of his thesis was the Characterization of Cooling towers, both thermal and drift emissions.

His research experience covers the fields of solar energy and heat and mass transfer studies. He has contributed around 40 articles in international journals with impact, and international and national conferences. He has been international reviewer of several journals like International Journal of Refrigeration o Applied Termal Engineering. He has participated as principal investigator on three projects from the National R+D+i. He has done research stays at Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence, University Of Queensland (Australia). He is also a member of the scientific committee of the biannual IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-cooled Heat Exchanger Conference.

In the field of management, he has been Vice-Director of the Master in Thermal and Electrical Installations since 2010. In these years he has been responsible for the management of internships for students in enterprises and participated in the review process of quality certification and verification as a university official title.

 

Pedro Juan MartínezDr. Pedro Juan Martinez Beltrán

He is Associate Professor at the area of ​​Heat Engines. He received the Industrial Engineering degree in 1995 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He did his PhD at the Department of Applied Thermodynamics at the university and at the Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung in Garching (Germany). The object of his thesis was the cold production facilities using solar thermal energy. After his doctorate in 1999 he joined the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, where he moved in 2003 to the UMH, where he teaches today.

His research experience covers the fields of monitoring and simulation of thermal systems, with special emphasis on solar thermal systems, and evaporative air conditioning. He has participated as principal investigator on two coordinated projects from the National R+D+i. He has contributed around 50 articles in international journals with impact, and international and national conferences. He also participated in two international networks of special relevance: the Iberoamerican Network Solar Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RIRAAS) and TASK 38 of the International Energy Agency. The two networks focus on the development of refrigeration systems and air conditioning with solar energy.

In the field of management, he has been Vice-Director of the Polytechnic School of Elche, and Head of Industrial Engineering Studies from 2006-2009. During the same period (2006-2009) he was Director of the Official Postgraduate Programme ‘Technology and Industrial Project Management’. He is Director of the Master in Thermal and Electrical Installations since 2009. He has been responsible of the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Climate Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Buildings at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and director of various courses and local degrees at UMH. He was also a member of the scientific committee in several editions of Spanish and Latin American Congress of Science and Technology of Refrigeration.

 

Ignacio MorenoDr. Ignacio Moreno Soriano

He is Full Professor of Optics. he obtained the degree in Pgysics and the doctorate in Physics in 1992 and 1996 respectively, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His doctoral thesis focused on the study of spatial light modulators applied to the realization of optical correlation systems. For two years (1996-98) he joined the Department of Optics of the University of Valencia, and since 1998 he is at the Optics area at the UMH.

He has an extensive research experience in the field of liquid crystal based optical modulators, and their applications in diffractive optics and polarimetry, having published more than 100 articles in international journals with impact idex, and having been principal investigator of four national projects. He maintains a stable active collaborations with national (Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Valencia) and international (San Diego State University (USA), UniversitĂ© de Franche-ComtĂ© (France), and Universidad de La Frontera (Chile)). He obtained the grade of Senior Member (200) and Fellow Member (2014) from SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics, as well as Senior Member from OSA – Optical Society of America (2010). In 2012 he received the EOS2012 Prize from the EOS – European Optical Society.

Since 2005 he is editor of the journal Ă“ptica Pura y Aplicada – OPA, edited by SEDOPTICA – Spanish Optical Society. Since 2014 he is Vicepresident of SEDOPTIOCA. He was the president of the organizing committee of two meetings held at Elche: the 4th National Meeting on Optoelectronics – Optoel’05 (July 2005) and the 3rd International Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics (September 2010). He was Guest Editor of the internationa journal Optical Engineering, in a special section entitled titulado Liquid Crystals for Photonics (2011), and since 2013 he is associate editor of this journal. In 2007-2011 and since 2013 he is the Coordinator of TECNIT, the Doctoral Program  in Industrial & Telecommunications Technology at UMH. Currently he us Vice-Director of the Department of Materials Science, Optics & Electronic Technolgy of UMH, as well as member  of the Doctoral Commission of UMH.

 

Small - Manuel PĂ©rez MalumbresDr. Manuel PĂ©rez Malumbres

He received the degree in Computer Science from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1986. In 1989 he joined the Department of Computer Systems and Computers (DISCA) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), as an associate professor. He continued his studies at the UPV obtaining the degree in Computer Science in 1991, and the doctorate in Computer Science in 1996. In 2000 he became Assistant Professor and founded the research group of computer networks (GRC), being the leader investigator until June 2005. In September 2005 he moved to the UMH, where he is currently Full Professor of Computer Science.

He is a member of the technical committee “Multimedia Communications” from IEEE Computer Society (since 2004), member of the technical committee “Imaging Processing” of IASTED (since 2002) and Associate Editor of the journal Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing (since 2008). He has been a member of the program committee of international conferences and guest reviewer in international journals directly related to these research topics. He has participated in more than 140 publications in journals and national and international scientific conferences, as well as several books and educational publications. He has participated in over 20 projects and funds for R&D, being the principal investigator in fourteen of them. Currently, his areas of interest are related to multimedia networks (coding and image and video transmission) and wireless networks (MANETs, VANETs and sensor networks).

 

Oscar ReinosoDr. Oscar Reinoso GarcĂ­a

He is Full Professor in the area of ​​Systems and Automation Engineering. He completed the Industrial Engineering degree in 1991 and obteined the PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1996 (both at the Polytechnical University of Madrid). His Doctoral Thesis focused on proposals for new computer vision algorithms with subpixel accuracy. In 1995-97 he joins the R&D Developments Protos. Since October 1997, he is Professor of Systems Engineering and Automation at the UMH.

His research career focuses within the subject of automation, particularly in the field of vision and robotics. he has published over 40 articles in journals of high impact, and presented more than 80 publications in books and international conferences with high relevance. He has been principal investigator for a total of 6 research projects financed by public national funds, and two national networks. He is member of IEEE, and the Spanish Committee of Automatic – CEA.

He is editor of the journal International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems, as well as other journals with high impact. He was the coordinator of the Doctoral Program Industrial Technologies (1998-2004) and the Interuniversitary Doctoral Program in Automation and Robotics (2005-2007). He has been editor of the Thematic Network Teaching using Web Control (2003-04), and General Coordinator of Automation XXVI. He has been awarded by Jose Morillo and Farfan bibliographic work in Industrial Engineering in 2005, and the award for the best doctoral thesis awarded by the Fundación José Artigas Sanz. He is currently UMh Vice President of Material Resources.

 

Carlos Pousa2Dr. Carlos Rodríguez Fernández-Pousa

He is Professor in the area of Signal Theory and Communications. he received the degree and doctorate in Physics in 1993 and 1998, respectively, at the University of Santiago de Compostela, with a thesis on the quantum theory of solitons. In 1997, he joined the Optics division of UMH, and in 2004 he joined the the area of Signal Theory and Communications.

He has developed his research in various fields of Optics and Photonics, including diffractive optics, GRIN and polarization optical coherence, microwave photonics systems and photonic processing, and quantum optics. He has published over 70 research articles and has been international reviewer of more than 20 SCI journals in the field of Optics and Photonics. It has obtained the grade of Senior Member from IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2011) and OSA – Optical Society of America (2012).

He collaborated in the organizing committee of the 4th National Meeting of Optoelectronics – Optoel’05 (Elche, July 2005) and the Scientific Committee of the Symposium XXVII National lnternational Union of Radio Science, URSI (Elche 2012). He is currently Secretary of the Department of Communications Engineering at UMH.

 

José María Sabater

Dr. José María Sabater Navarro

He is Associate Professor at the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, and researcher of the Neuroengineering biomedical Group (Nbio). He graduated in Industrial Engineering (with intensification in Energy Technology)  in 1998 at the Polytechnical University of Valencia, where he received a grant for Young researchers at the Chemical Institute (ITQ) CSIC-UPV, and he obtained his PhD at Miguel Hernandez University in 2003, with a doctoral thesis about haptics devices and man-machine interfaces.

His research focuses within the subjects of medical robotics and medical images. His main interest is about surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics and medical computer applications for health.  His contributions about the interaction between the patient and the robot have received several prizes and have been published in several journals. Some of these contributions have been developed as invention patents and are being commercialized by health companies. He is author of more than 30 original contributions in international journals with impacts, and he has been principal investigator on several international and national projects.

Since 2009 he is Vice-Director of the Polytechnic School of Elche and, since 2012 he is Director of the Máster on Industrial Engineering.  He has been guest editor on several journal, like Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine and  Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing. He has been main coordinator of several International  Research Networks on Bioengineering, mainly with Latin America.

 

María M Sanchez-López2Dra. María del Mar Sánchez López

Associate Professor in Applied Physics. She graduated in Physics in 1992 and got her PhD in Physics in 1997, both in Universidad AutĂłnoma de Barcelona. After her PhD Thesis which encompassed the study of the electronic structure of high-Tc superconductors, she got a post-doc grant (1997-98) of the italian government (INFM, Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica Della Materia) to pursue her research on strongly correlated electronic systems. In October 1998 she joined the Electronics Technology area in UMH, and in 2005 the Applied Physics area.

After joining UMH her research activities geared toward Photonics, taking part in various projects in the field of optical materials and doing research stages in the electro-optics group at San Diego State University (California) in 2002 and at the Laboratoire d’Optique P. M. Duffieux in Institute FEMTO ST of Besançon (France) in 2006. Her research activity is actually centered on slow and fast-light systems, optical filtering and liquid-crystal based reconfigurable systems for spectral shaping. Her research experience has lead to almost 50 papers in JCR international journals and has been involved in 25 competitive research projects and R+D funding.

She helped organizing, as part of the local Committee, the 4th Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica (OPTOEL, July 2005) and the 3rd International Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics (septiembre 2010) that were both held in Elche. She is a member of SPIE-The International Society for Optics and Photonics and has participated in the 2014-2015 edition of SPIE Women in Optics Planner. She is also a member of RSEF – Real Sociedad Española de Física, being in the Board of Directors of its Local Section in Alicante. She was Teaching Coordinator of the Degree in Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación (especialidad Sistemas de Telecomunicación) from 1998 to 2000. She is now a member of the EPSE Government Council and of the PDI board.

 

VacioDr. José Antonio Carrasco Hernández

 

 

 

 

VacioDr. Pedro Ginés Vicente Quiles

 

Jueves, 8 de octubre de 2015