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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).
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
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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
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.