He obtained his M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Zaragoza in 1989 and began working for Cables de Comunicaciones, a Spanish company that manufactures optical cables and optical sensors. In 1993 he joined the University of Zaragoza as an assistant professor, and in 1996 obtained his PhD in Physics studying silica-on-silicon integrated optical waveguides and their application to optical sensors. He became Associate Professor in 2000 and Full Professor of Optical Communications in 2010. He has been involved in several public and privately funded projects related to silica-on-silicon integrated optics, optical sensors, plastic optical fiber communications and, lately, Passive Optical Networks and coherent optics. He holds five patents and more than 100 reviewed international publications, including papers and conference submissions. He is member of the IEEE and SEDO (Spanish Optics Society). Since 2011 he is the Director of the Aragon Institute of Engieenring Research (I3A).
The I3A is an Interdisciplinary University Research Institute specialising in engineering. It emerged from a strong conviction of the importance of the synergy that can be obtained in research planned in an interdisciplinary manner. The Industrial Technologies Division is the response of the I3A to bring together the research made in technologies that have application in the new factory paradigm. The productive model in European countries has to face the challenges of the global competition, and it is necessary to develop technologies able to boost the competitiveness of our productive sector. The specific research areas that will be presented through real examples of University-Company collaboration include: Power electronics, Automotive, Production technologies & Advanced Metrology, Photonics, Robotics, Computational Simulation & Ecoinnovation