Researchers


Javier Garcia
Full Professor Javier GarcĂ­a Monreal
Javier Garcia was born in Corella (Navarra, Spain) in 1965. After obtaining his MS degree he worked for a short period in the Industrial Association of Optics (AIDO), performing speckle pattern interferometry applications, holography and high power industrial laser applications. Then he engaged with the University of Valencia, where he obtained his PhD in Physics in 1994 and later held a teaching position. He holds nowadays a Full Professor position at the University of Valencia and leads the Optoelectronic Image Processing Group (GPOEI) at the Department of Optics. His fields of interest are centered in optical image and signal processing. A large part of the academic research has been on optical pattern recognition, with the implementation of different synthetic correlation filters for attaining invariance against distortion in the detection for the monochromatic and the color cases. These studies include harmonic expansions and specifically designed filter for rotation, scale and projection invariance. Professor GarcĂ­a has also made contributions in the use of space-frequency based representations by means of the fractional Fourier transform. He made contributions in optical multichannel processing; using DOE based systems for implementation of color image processing, threshold decomposition and morphological processing. His main line of academic research nowadays is optical superresolution in coherent imaging. In addition he has participated in the investigation of spatial pattern formation in photorefractive resonators. He has supervised nine Doctorate Thesis on optical image processing and numerous Master Thesis. He authors over 100 papers on peer reviewed journal (H-index 22) and contributed with a corresponding number of presentations in international conferences.
He has enforced the international projection of the group by performing frequent research stays, most relevant being on the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Warsaw (Poland), the Fresnel Institute in Marseille (France) and in Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities in Tel Aviv (Israel). It is worth noting the running collaboration with the Group of Professor Zeev Zalevsky at Bar Ilan University. This collaboration, very active along the last ten years, is very fruitful both from academic an technology transfer point of view. Aside of a large number of publications, the joint work has produced several patent families (several in late stages for its possible commercialization and 2 of them already licensed to private companies). He has been engaged with several companies including the startup Lenslet Labs, developing ultrafast optodigital processors, and PrimeSense, where he participated in the development of the Kinect by Microsoft 3D sensor. He leads the Optoelectronic Image Processing Group obtaining funding from different sources, private and public, ranging from local to European projects.

Telephone: (+34) 963 544 611
E-mail: javier.garcia.monreal@uv.es

Pas Garcia
Full Professor Pascuala GarcĂ­a MartĂ­nez
Pascuala GarcĂ­a-MartĂ­nez is Full Professor of Optics at the Optics Department in the University of Valencia. She received her BS degree in physics in 1993 from the University of Valencia, Spain. She received her MS and PhD degrees from the same university in 1995 and 1998, respectively. She was an invited researcher in Georgia Tech Lorraine, Metz (France), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Lasers, Universite Laval, QuĂ©bec (Canada). She has also visited as researcher different spanish universities as the University of Alicante and the University Miguel HernĂĄndez of Elche where currently she is developing her research as member of the group (Grupo de TecnologĂ­as Ópticas y OptoectrĂłnicas) Prof. Garcia-Martinez’s major research interests include optical image processing and spatial light modulators, specifically liquid crystals applied to diffraction and polarization. She has been invited by European Erasmus program to teach in Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille, Universite d’Aix Provence, in Marsella (France). She has received the honorable mention of being Fellow member of SPIE (International Society for optics and photonics) in 2021 and Senior of the OSA (Optical Society of America) in 2015. She has been part of several SPIE organization and management committees. From 2018-2021 she was vicedean of the Faculty of Physics in charge of the studies of the faculty (2 Bs. Degree and 6 MsD, and from From 2017-2020 elected member of the Council Government of the University of Valencia and the Senate of the University of Valencia. Deeply committed to defending women's rights researchers: She is the president of the Women in Physics specialized group of the Real Sociedad Española de FĂ­sica (RSEF). She also is an active defender of gender actions in science teaching seminars and courses. She is member of the board of directors of AMIT (AsociaciĂłn de Mujeres Investigadoras y TecnĂłlogas). Currently is member of the Comission for Equality Policies of the University of Valencia, and she presides the gender equality commission of the Faculty of Physics.

Telephone: (+34) 963 544 717
E-mail: pascuala.garcia@uv.es

Vicente MicĂł
PhD Assistant Professor Vicente MicĂł Serrano
He received his MS and BS degrees in Physics and in Optics and Optometry from the Universitat de ValĂšncia in 1999 and 2000, respectively, and the PhD degree in Physics in 2008. From 2000 to 2009 he worked in AIDO (Technological Institute of Optics, Color and Imaging), and after that 9-year period he joined the Optics Department at the University of Valencia.
Briefly, his research interests are in two areas. As physicist, he is actively working in optical metrology, digital holography, digital holographic microscopy and optical superresolution, including vibration and deformation metrology, speckle applications, lensless coherent imaging and setups based on spatial light modulators. And as optometrist, he is working in theoretical aspects on physiological and visual optics as well as in the development of novel optometric instruments for the characterization and measurement of ocular parameters.

Telephone: (+34) 963 544 097
E-mail: vicente.mico@uv.es

Jose Juan Esteve
PhD Assistant Professor José J. Esteve-Taboada
He obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Valencia (UV), Spain, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2003 he obtained his BS degree in Optics and Optometry from the UV. In 2003 he started to work at the Technological Institute for Optics, Color and Imaging (AIDO) as a project manager involved in projects related with machine vision and robot-based systems for industrial applications. He carried out design and optimization tasks for optical systems, and also acquired extensive experience in the management of image acquisition systems and their subsequent treatment with digital image processing techniques. In 2010 he obtained a Master's degree in Project Management. In 2013 he started to work in the Optometry Research Group at the UV, through the Starting Grant ERC project “Signals for accommodative responses in humans” (ERC-2012-StG-309416), studying the signals guiding the accommodative system of the human eye and optical solutions for presbyopia and refractive errors. In 2018 he was working at the Neurosciences Institute (CSIC) in the processing of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) applied to the visual cortex of human brains.
He was also Associate Professor in the Department of Optics and Optometry and Vision Sciences of the UV, where at the end of 2018 he obtained a position as Assistant Professor. Since 2018 he is complementing his teaching activity with research work on issues related with the dynamics of blinking analysed by high-speed eye-tracking systems, the mathematical modelling of the human visual pathways, and the development of new techniques for subjective refraction and a new subjective auto-refractometer. He has participated as a researcher in five European projects and in more than twenty national research projects. He has been the PI of 3 research projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and the PI responsible of the research work to be done by AIDO in two CENIT Research Projects funded by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development CDTI (I3MEDIA: Technologies for the creation and automatic management of intelligent audiovisual contents, THOFU: Technology for the Hotel of the Future), and one EUROSTARS Research Project funded by the European Union (RETINA: Real Time Information Application). He has also been the PI of five research projects funded by the Generalitat Valenciana, and one Teaching Innovation project funded by the UV. He has been expert of evaluation agencies from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (Agencia Estatal de Investigación) and IMPIVA (Generalitat Valenciana). He is the author of 77 peer-review impacted international publications, with 15 in the Q1 and 20 in the Q2 JCR quartiles, collecting more than 700 cites, and having an h-index of 14 and an i10 index of 22. He has also participated in more than 50 conferences and meetings both nationally and internationally. He holds one industrial patent in an “Automatic system for obtaining adjustment parameters for frames with progressive lenses” (ES-2-342-585-B1), and its corresponding PCT extension (PCT/ES2013/070125).

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 370
E-mail: josejuan.esteve@uv.es

Luis Granero
PhD Luis Granero Montagud
He was born in GandĂ­a (Valencia) in 1973. He received the Master degree in Physics in 2001 from the Universitat de Valencia, and the PhD degree in Physics in 2016. He was working in AIDO (Technological Institute of Optics, Colour and Imaging) where he was the head of the Engineering product Unit from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2006. Since 2007 to the end of 2010 he was a head of Engineering Department and since 2010 to 2013 he was a head of Optical Metrology research line. Since 2013 until nowadays, he is working in Optics Department at the University of Valencia., where he is an Investigation Supporting Technician nowadays.
In 2011 he received a Master degree in Project Management from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in 2011. He participates in different European projects, as well as more than 60 National research projects. He is author to 20 contributions of high international impact, and has experience as a technical educator with more than 450 hours of lectures.

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 096
E-mail: luis.granero-montagut@uv.es

Martin Sanz
PhD Martin Sanz Sabater
He was born in Valencia in 1977. He became a Telecommunications engineer in 2003 in the Universidad PolitĂ©cnica de Valencia, and he got the post-graduate Master degree in Communications in 2013 also from the Universidad PolitĂ©cnica de Valencia and he has a Master degree in Management of Information Systems since 2011 from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is “ITIL v3 Foundations” certified person since 2011. Martin began to work as a student in Adapting S.L. at late 2001, programming web applications, accessing to databases, changing big amount of data to user friendly interfaces. In the middle of 2002 he changed to AIDO Institute of Technology where he finished his studies and worked there until 2006. Mostly of his work was related to machine vision systems and their communications, both for synchronizing and for results transmission, and installation and configuration of the systems in the customer facilities. Between 2006 and 2007 Martin worked in Eines Systems S.L. which is a Ford Motor Company supplier, designing and programming machine vision systems for quality assurance and robot guidance in production lines. From middle of 2007 until 2011 he worked in the Valencia Stock Exchange, managing the communication systems, programming the new financial protocols, and helping other programmers to make quality assurance of a back-end internal program. In 2011, Martin moved to Lifesequencing S.L., a company specialized in genomic research and massive DNA sequencing, where he made some programs to connect the results from open source DNA alignment tools to internal programs and reporting systems. Since 2012 until nowadays, he is working in Optical Engineering Department, where he is an Investigation Supporting Technician, developing software for microscopy, holography and other application vision systems.

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 097
E-mail: martin.sanz@uv.es

Jose Angel Picazo
PhD Adjunct Professor Jose Angel Picazo Bueno
He was born in Tarazona de la Mancha (Albacete) in 1991. He received the MS degree in Physics in 2013 from University of Valencia. In 2014, he realized the post-graduate Master degree in Advanced Physics, specialty in Photonics and he got his PhD degree in 2020. Between 2013 and 2014 José Ángel worked about supercontinuum generation and filamentation with a femtosecond laser, and focused coherent light through a turbid media with a spatial light modulator, in GROC (Group of Research Optics in Castellon) in the University Jaume I (Castellón). He is member of SPIE, OSA and EPS. Since October 2014, he is working about Lensless Digital Holography Microscope and Superresolved Imaging in GPOEI (Opto-Electronic Image Processing Group).

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 097
E-mail: jopibue@alumni.uv.es

Ricardo Rubio
MS Adjunct Professor Ricardo Rubio Oliver
Ricardo was born in 1992 in Valencia. In 2010 he began to study a Physics degree at the University of Valencia. In 2013, he did an international exchange at the University of Porto, where he studied several subjects of the Master on Physics Engineering. In 2015, he developed his final degree project on cardiac measurements by speckle pattern recognition, receiving in that year his undergraduate degree. He finished his Master degree in Advanced Physics at the University of Valencia in 2017. He currently works as a researcher at the GPOEI.

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 097
E-mail: ruori@uv.es

Sara Ferrer
MS Sara Ferrer AltabĂĄs
She was born in La Iglesuela del Cid (Teruel) in 1996. She studied Optics and Optometry degree from 2014 to 2018, and she received the MS degree in Advanced Optometry and Vision Sciences in 2019, both in the Universitat de Valencia. In 2019 she started to work with the GPOEI in an investigation project focused on the applications of advanced methods to describe the dioptric power and the development of novel optometric instruments in this area.

Telephone: (+34) 963 543 097
E-mail: sara.ferrer@uv.es

 
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