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Pablo Albella
Avda de los Castros SN, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cantabria, University of Cantabria

Brief Bio
Pablo Albella holds a prestigious researcher position (RyC), at the University of Cantabria and is invited researcher at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Physics since 2009 awarded with the prize of best thesis in physics that year. He was postdoctoral researcher from 2010 to 2013 at the Material Physics Center (UPV/CSIC) in San Sebastian, from 2013 to 2017 senior research associate at Imperial College London, U.K. and tenure-track researcher at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. His research interests and activities are mainly devoted to the fields of nanophotonics and materials science. In particular, to the optical modelling and innovation of photonic structures able to enhance the performance of the actual nanodevices that rely on light-matter interaction to boost applications like sensing, spectroscopy, optical nanocircuits, customized metamaterials or energy storage. He aims to, not only the electromagnetic understanding and application of plasmonics, but also to open new fascinating possibilities in the field using novel nanostructures made of alternative materials. ... More >>

Maria Raposo
LIBPhys, NOVA School of Science and Technology

Brief Bio
Maria Raposo received the Ph.D. degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering by Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil in 1999 and, since 2000, is professor at Physics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, lecturing Solid State Physics, Surface and Interfaces Technology, Conducting Polymers, Molecular Electronics and Physics of Functional Macromolecular Systems. She is Head of the Functional Molecular Systems group since 2008, whose research interests include electric and optical properties of ultra-thin films of polymers and biomolecules, interfaces and nano-technology, colloids, molecular architectures for electronics, photonics and magnetism, biomimetic membranes and radiation effect in biological systems. ... More >>


Luis Abegão, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University, United States
Manuel Abreu, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jean–Luc Adam, Université de Rennes 1 - CNRS, France
Kamal E. Alameh, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Sofia P. Amado, Infinera GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany
Gustavo Amaral, Electrical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marco Anni, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi", University of Salento, Italy
Sergey Babichenko, LDI Innovation / Ocean Visuals, Estonia
Francesco Baldini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", Italy
John Ballato, Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, United States
István Bányász, Nuclear Materials Science, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
Almut Beige, Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Romeo Bernini, Institute for Electromagnetic Monitoring of the Environment (IREA), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Wilfried Blanc, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, France
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna-TeCIP, Italy
Jon Bradley, Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Canada
Alexandre Cabral, Physics, Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, School of Natural and Computational Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
John Canning, School of Computing and Communications, Bldg 11, Level 8, 81 George St Broadway, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Adolfo Cartaxo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Maurizio Casalino, IMM, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Eric Cassan, Physics, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologie (UMR 9001), Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Calvin K. Chan, Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhao Changming, School of Optics & Photonics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Sima Chaotan, School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Xianfeng Chen, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Lynda Cherbi, Independent Researcher, Algeria
Dominique Chiaroni, IP and Optical Networks, Nokia Bell Labs, France
João Coelho, LOLS - Laboratório de Óptica, Lasers e Sistemas, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Lorenzo Colace, Department of Engineering, University "Roma Tre", Italy
Elisabetta Collini, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Manuel F. Costa, Centro de Física, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
José Luis Cruz Muñoz, Applied Physics and Electromagnetism, University of Valencia, Spain
Andrea Cusano, Engineering Dept, University of Sannio, Italy
Simone De Liberato, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Paulo C. de Oliveira, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
Ignacio Del Villar, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Francesco G. Della Corte, DIIES, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Yujie J. Ding, Lehigh University, United States
Dominik Dorosz, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Manuel P. dos Santos, Dept. Física - ECT - Univ. Évora, Centro de Física e Investigação Tecnológica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, electrical and computer engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Francesco Enrichi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Sergio Fantini, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, United States
Irshaad Fatadin, NPL, United Kingdom
Robert Ferguson, Electromagnetics group, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima, EFO, Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Brazil
Paulo T. Fiadeiro, Física - Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
José Figueiredo, Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luca Fiorani, Researcher at ENEA - Professor at "Lumsa", "Roma Tre" and "Tor Vergata" Universities, Italy
Maria Flores Arias, Facultade de Optica e Optometría, Campus Vida, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Camilo Florian Baron, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials - PRISM, Princeton University, United States
Sanka Gateva, Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Marco Gianinetto, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (ABC) , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ross Gillanders, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
John Girkin, Department of Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom
André Gomes, Center of Applied Photonics, INESC TEC, Portugal
Ana Isabel Gomez, Applied Physics, Faculty of Physics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Yandong Gong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Teemu Hakkarainen, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Mark Hopkinson, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Iwao Hosako, Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Unit, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Riane Houaria, BP, 305, EL-mamounia, Masacar, Université Mustapha Stambouli de Mascara, Algeria
Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Optics, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica, Mexico
Francesca Intonti, LENS and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá degli studi di Firenze, Italy
Augusto A. Iribarren-Alfonso, ENERMAT, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
Andreea Irina Barzic, Physical Chemistry of Polymers, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Dieter Jaeger, ZHO, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
José J. Joatan Rodrigues Jr, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Fumihiko Kannari, Elecronics and Electrical Engineering, Keio University, Japan
Qian Kemao, School of Computer Engineering, Singapore
Mustafa A. Khamis, Electrical Engineering, Middle Technical University, Iraq
Young-Jin Kim, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nikolay Klenov, Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Tomasz Kozacki, Photonics Department, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics (IMiF), Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (IMiO), Poland
Shoichi Kubodera, Department of Science and Engineering, Soka University, Japan
Jesper Lægsgaard, DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical Ubiversity of Denmark, Denmark
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Matthieu Lancry, ICMMO, Universite de Paris Sud, France
Wei Lee, Institute of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claire Lefort, XLIM Research Institute, France
Hongtao Li, Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Wenxue Li, East China Normal University, China
Dawei Liang, Physics Dept., FCT/UNL, Portugal
Abel Lorences-Riesgo, Huawei Technologies France SASU, France
Anna Lukowiak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, PAS, Poland
Carmen M. Machuca, Technische Universität München, Germany
Boris A. Malomed, Physical Electronics, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sergey Mantsevich, Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Manuel B. Marques, Física e Astronomia, FCUP, Portugal
Euan McLeod, Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, United States
Cleber Mendonça, FCM, IFSC/USP, Brazil
Graça Minas, Dep. of Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Miranda, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mario I. Molina, Physics, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Gabriel Molina-Terriza, CFM Materials Physics Centre, San Sebastian, Spain
Paulo Monteiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Teresa Monteiro, Departamento de Física e i3N, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Phyllis R. Nelson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, United States
André Nicolet, Institut Fresnel, AIX Marseillle Université, CNRS, France
Luís Oliveira, Physics, ISEP, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Pál Ormos, Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Krassimir Panajotov, Applied Physics and Photonics, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ufuk Parali, Ardahan University, Turkey
YongKeun Park, Departmenf of Physics, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Seoung-Hwan Park, Electronics Engineering , Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Suraj P. Parkash Khanna, Room Number 136, Main Building CSIR-National Physical Laboratory Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India
Emmanuel Paspalakis, Materials Science Department, University of Patras, Greece
Lorenzo Pavesi, Physics, University of Trento, Italy
Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Romain Peretti, Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
Rosa A. Perez Herrera, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
José Antonio Pérez-Hernández, Spanish Center for Pulsed Lasers (CLPU), Spain
Klaus Petermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
João Pinto, Physics Department, Aveiro University, Portugal
Alexander Popov, D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Anil Prabhakar, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Jianrong Qiu, State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Zhejiang University, China
Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
Sandro Rao, Via Graziella Feo di Vito, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
João Rebola, Department of Information Science and Technology, Instituto de Telecomunicações, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
José M. Rebordão, Dept. of Physics - Laboratory of Optics, Lasers and Systems (LOLS), FCUL, Portugal
Mauricio Rico, Centro de Láseres de Pulsados (CLPU), Spain
Giancarlo C. Righini, Enrico Fermi Centre & IFAC CNR, Italy
Murilo Romero, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joseph Rosen, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Luigi L. Rovati, Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José L. Santos, Physics Department, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
David Schmool, Université de Versailles/Saint-Quentin, GEMaC CNRS (UMR 8635), France
Borja Sepúlveda, Magnetic Nanostructures, Institut Català De Nanociència I Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Spain
Tatsuo Shiina, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, Japan
Susana Silva, INESC TEC, Portugal
Feng Song, School pf Physics, Nankai University, China
Couris Stelios, Physics, University of Patras & FORTH/ICEHT, Greece
Iuliana Stoica, Polymer Materials Physics, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
Slawomir Sujecki, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
George P. Thé, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Ladislav Tichy, Studentska 84, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Ivan V. Timofeev, Laboratory for Photonics of molecular systems, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Federal Research Center “Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center”, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Pedro Tovar Braga, Center of Telecommunication Studies, PUC-Rio, Brazil
James Trolinger, 22941 Mill Creek Drive, MetroLaser, United States
Cosimo Trono, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", CNR, Italy
Eszter Udvary, Department of Broadband Infocommunicatons and Electromagnetic Theory, Optical and Microwave Telecomunication Laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Aitor Urrutia, Electrical and Electronic Department, Campus Arrosadía s/n, Los Tejos Building, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Andrey Voloshin, Coherent Microoptics and Radiophotonics Group, Russian Quantum Center, Russian Federation
Tomáš R. Wágner, CEMNAT, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Zinan Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Jun Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Dongning Wang, College of Optical and Elecyronic Technology, China Jiliang University, China
Julian Webber, Information Photonics, Osaka University, Japan
Gustavo Wiederhecker, Applied Physics Department, University of Campinas, Brazil
Guohua Xie, Wuhan University, China
Lianxiang Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, United States
Anna Zawadzka, Department of Technical and Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland