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PERMANENT STAFF (ALFABETICAL ORDER)


Humberto Michinel

Phd. in Applied Physics (optics) from University of Santiago de Compostela in 1996. Stays in Chalmers University of technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), Ecole Normal Superieur (Paris, France) and MPQ (Garching, Germany). Currently full professor of optics at the University of Vigo in Ourense, Spain. His research is about nonlinear wave propagation in laser systems and matter waves. He is vice-president of the International Commission for Optics (ICO). Prof. Michinel is the director of the MSc course "Photonics and Laser Technologies" given by the three universities of Galicia (Spain).


Ángel Paredes

Ph. D. in Particle Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2004. Postdoctoral stays at École Polytechnique (France) - as a Marie Curie fellow -, University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and University of Barcelona (Spain). He joined the Optics group at University of Vigo in February 2011 with a tenure track contract of the Ramón y Cajal programme. His current research interests lie at the intersection of particle physics, many body quantum physics and laser-driven optical technologies.


José R. Salgueiro

PhD in Physics from University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2001 working with the Group of Integrated Optics and Optical Fibers. After his PhD he became assistant professor at the University of Vigo in Ourense (Spain) working in nonlinaear optics with the Physical Optics Group. In 2002, he joined for two years the Nonlinear Physics Group at the The Australian National University in Canberra (Australia). Then, he had a tenure track contract of the Ramón y Cajal program in 2005 at the University of Vigo, where he is currently professor and researchs on the fields of photonic crystals, nonlinear optics and quantum optics.

Daniele Tommasini

MSc and Ph.D. in Particle Physics at the International School of Advanced Studies of Trieste. He has been post doc. at the “Institute of Particle Physics” (IFIC) of Valencia, visiting professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Valencia, and fellow at the Theory Division of the CERN at Geneva. Currently he is professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Vigo. His research interests are in high field physics; more concretely the design of particle physics experiments with high power lasers and light propagation in highly nonlinear optical media.

COLLABORATORS, POST-DOCS, STUDENTS... (SENIORITY ORDER)


Alicia V. Carpentier

BSc in Physics (2005, Univ. of Vigo at Ourense), and MSc in "Photonics and Laser Technology" (2009, Univ. of Vigo, Coruña and Santiago de Compostela). Her theoretical research is devoted to studies of  matter-wave dynamics in Bose-Einstein Condensates. She is in charge of the design and realization of an experimental setup for getting the first BEC in Spain. During her PhD she has visited the groups of Cohen Tannoudji and Michèle Leduc in the ENS in Paris in 2007 and the group of Massimo Inguscio and Francesco Cataliotti at LENS. She has been also involved in teaching activities in the Physics degree of the university of Vigo at Ourense.


David Novoa

B.Sc in Physics (U.Vigo, 2006) and M.Sc in Photonics and Laser Technologies (U.Vigo-USC-UdC, 2008). His research interests are mainly focused on both the characterization and modelling of light propagation through highly nonlinear optical media and the development of the liquid light theory and its physical implications. He also studies the dynamics of matter-waves in Bose-Einstein condensates within the mean-field approach. He has visted Ignacio Cirac's group at MPQ Garching (Germany) and IMACI institute directed by Prof. Victor. M. Pérez-García. He has been also teaching optics in the Physics degree of the university of Vigo at Ourense.

Marta Gómez-Cid

B.Sc in Physics from the University of Vigo (2001) MSc from University of Kent (UK, 2001) supported byPfizer in "Applications of en-face OCT imaging for flow and curved objects imaging" (Univ. Kent. UK, 2007) under supervision of Prof. Adrian Podoleanu. After the support from Pfizer she got a Marie Curie grant from the European Union to study the application of OCT for art restoration and conservation in collaboration with the National Gallery of London. At present, finishing her PhD at the Optics Lab while teaching Quantum Physics at University of Vigo in Ourense.


José A. Novoa-Lopez

B.Sc in Physics (U.Vigo, 2009) and currently studying the M.Sc in Photonics and Laser Technologies at the University of Vigo in Ourense. Previous to joining the Optics Lab he was working on a project about persistent currents in superconducting rings under the supervision of Prof. G. Domarco fom the Applied Physics Department of University of Vigo. Nowadays, for his MSc project, he works in nonlinear optics, designing a system for the measurement of nonlinear refractive indices of optical materials, using femtosecond laser pulses.

María Martínez-Valado

B.Sc in Physics (U.Vigo, 2009) and currently taking the Master Programme in Photonics and Laser Technologies at the University of Vigo in Ourense. Previously she had an stay with the Erasmus program in Bratislava (Slovak Republic). In 2009 she has been awarded a grant from the university of Vigo for joining the Optics Lab, where she has started to work on Bose-Einstein Condensate experiments. Her M. Sc thesis deals with the design of magneto-optical traps for cooling atoms. 

David Feijoo

B.Sc in Physics (U.Vigo, 2011) and awarded with the extraordinary degree prize of the University. In the year 2012 he finished the Master Programme in Photonics and Laser Technologies in Ourense and held the master investigation's grant of the University of Vigo. His master final project about the emission of soliton pairs in Bose-Einstein condensates gave him the possibility of starting a doctorate about the study of dynamics and interferometry of solitons in these systems. In 2013 he was granted with a FPU predoctoral fellowship in order to develop his Ph.D. thesis.


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