Education: I received my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Madrid (UPM) (1996), and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the Institute of Material Science (ICMM) belonging to the Spanish National Research Council CSIC (2000).
Current position: I am Deputy Vice-Rector for Innovation, group leader of the Optics, Photonics and Biophotonics at the Center for Biomedical Technology CTB-UPM, and associate professor at the Applied Physics and Material Engineering Department of Industrial Engineering School (ETSII-UPM).
Professional Experience: I worked as: R&D engineer at Laser Section of TPyCEA at the Spanish Ministry of Defense and responsible for RAMAN spectroscopy service Lab at ICMM-CSIC. I was process engineer at Lucent Technologies Microelectronics during 4 years, Spanish representative in the 5th and 6th European R&D Framework Programme at the Center for Industrial Technology (CDTI), Sub-director of RTD projects at Nanophotonics Technology Center at Technical University of Valencia and Head of European Communities Unit at CSIC.
Research and innovation achievements: I have led and participated in 12 European and in 12 National research projects as well as other R&D initiatives. I am author/co- author of more than 80 scientific publications, which have been cited more than 2000 times and the inventor of 6 patents applications. In addition, I am also founder of Bio Optical Detection; a spin-off company (BIOD S.L.) from the UPM, which develops optical Point-of Care devices.