foto Pascuala Garcia Martinez
PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Knowledge area: OPTICS
Department: Optics and Optometry and Vision Sciences
(9635) 44717

Pascuala García Martínez is Professor of Optics at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia. She holds a degree in Physics (1993) and a PhD in Physics (1998) from the Universitat de València. She has one son.

She has carried out several long-term research stays in foreign centres such as: Georgia Tech Lorraine, Metz (France), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and her postdoctoral stay at Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Lasers, Universite Laval, Québec (Canada).

Her main field of research focuses on optics and photonics, specifically on the study of spatial light modulators, mainly on the characterisation and application of liquid crystals to diffraction and polarization.

She has been invited professor of the European ERASMUS Programme, to teach Optical Systems at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille, Universite d'Aix Provence, in Marseille (France). She is coordinator of an Inter-University Network of Teaching Innovation for the teaching of Optics, receiving uninterrupted funding from UVEG since 2014 

She has been Vice-Dean of Studies and Academic Organisation of the Faculty of Physics for the years 2018-2021, member of the Governing Council of the Universitat de València (2018-2020) and is a member of the UV Senate.

Appointed in February 2021 Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). She was the only Spanish researcher to receive this recognition that year, along with 56 scientists from other countries. She has also received the honorary mention of Senior member of the SPIE (International Society for optics and photonics founded in the United States in 1955) in 2010 and Senior member of the OSA (Optical Society of America) in 2015. 

Deeply committed to defending the rights of women researchers, she is president of the Specialised Group of "Women in Physics" of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and former president of the AMIT (Association of Women Researchers and Technologists)-MuCVal Node, she is also a member of the Board of Directors of AMIT. She is the representative of the Faculty of Physics in the Physics Commission of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics and former president of the AMIT-MuCVal Node.

Subjects taught and teaching methods
Monday de 10:00 a 13:00. DESPATX 4009 (FACULTAT DE FÍSICA, BLOC D)
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