Optical Engineering

COORDINATOR

Quevedo Junyent, Lluïsa

CONTACT

Tel: (+34) 93 739 8359
E-mail: doctorateo.doo@upc.edu

The aim of the doctoral programme is to provide training leading to a doctoral degree for Spanish and international students who have completed a university qualification in the field of optics and optometry. The students could prepare a doctoral thesis in an area of optics and optometry and will benefit from the experience of the various research groups that work in these fields.

The growing importance of optics and optometry make doctoral training in this field increasingly necessary and attractive, to develop a high-level of specialisation in associated areas. To develop this high-quality, multidisciplinary doctoral programme, the knowledge of various departments and research groups was required, so that more aspects of optical engineering and optometry could be addressed.

General information

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission. The most suitable prior learning to enter the doctoral programme in Optical Engineering will correspond to graduates with science and technology backgrounds who have taken the master's degree in Photonics, the master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences or a master’s degree related to the scientific area of the programme. In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as interest in the research projects that are developed in the programme, critical and analytical capacity, taking initiative, perseverance and persistence in work, and the capacity to work in a team and communicate well in spoken and written form.

The main master’s degrees that provide direct access and do not require bridging courses are:

• master's degree in Photonics
• Erasmus Mundus doctoral degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics
• master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences
• master's degree in Bioengineering
• master's degree in Biomedical Engineering
• European Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies

If students have a master’s degree in a science or technology area other than the above, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will check the subjects that have been taken in their previous studies and assess their relation with the area of optics to establish whether the student needs to take bridging courses.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

On completion, doctoral students should show that they have the following competences:
a) Have gained advanced knowledge in the frontier of knowledge and have demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised science, in-depth understanding based on theoretical and practical aspects and on scientific methodology in one or more research areas.
b) Have made an original, significant contribution to scientific research in their field of knowledge and this contribution has been recognised as such by the international scientific community.
c) Have demonstrated that they can design a research project to carry out a critical analysis and assessment of ambiguous situations in which to apply their contributions, knowledge and work methodology to synthesise new, complex ideas that generate deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work.
d) Have developed sufficient independence to start, manage and lead teams and innovative research projects and national and international scientific collaborations within their subject area in multidisciplinary contexts and, when applicable, with a high component of knowledge transfer.
e) Have demonstrated that they can carry out their research activity with social responsibility and scientific integrity.
f) Have demonstrated within the specific scientific context that they can make advances in cultural, social or technological aspects, and promote innovation in all areas in a knowledge-based society.
g) Have proven that they can participate in scientific discussions that take place at international level in their knowledge area and disseminate the results of their research activity to all kinds of audiences.

Number of places

6

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years.

When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Optics and Optometry (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Optics and Optometry
  • Department of Physics
CONTACT:

Tel: (+34) 93 739 8359
E-mail: doctorateo.doo@upc.edu


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission. The most suitable prior learning to enter the doctoral programme in Optical Engineering will correspond to graduates with science and technology backgrounds who have taken the master's degree in Photonics, the master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences or a master’s degree related to the scientific area of the programme. In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as interest in the research projects that are developed in the programme, critical and analytical capacity, taking initiative, perseverance and persistence in work, and the capacity to work in a team and communicate well in spoken and written form.

The main master’s degrees that provide direct access and do not require bridging courses are:

• master's degree in Photonics
• Erasmus Mundus doctoral degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics
• master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences
• master's degree in Bioengineering
• master's degree in Biomedical Engineering
• European Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies

If students have a master’s degree in a science or technology area other than the above, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will check the subjects that have been taken in their previous studies and assess their relation with the area of optics to establish whether the student needs to take bridging courses.

Access requirements

As a rule, applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor's degree or equivalent and a Spanish master's degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

The academic committee of the doctoral programme in Optical Engineering will apply the following selection and weighting criteria. At all times it will respect the principles of merit and equal opportunities:

• Academic record (weighting: 55%).
• Contact through interviews (personal, telephone, internet, etc.) (weighting: 10%).
• Motivation (weighting: 15%).
• Language knowledge (weighting: 10%).
• Research experience (weighting: 5%).
• Related completed postgraduate programmes (weighting: 5 %).
Personal contact is made through an interview in which the applicant’s attitude, interest in the subject, ability to work in a team and spoken communication skills are assessed, among other factors. As many applicants are living in other countries when they apply for admission to the programme, interviews can be carried out from a distance using the new tools provided by the internet.

Motivation will be assessed in a written report in which students should describe their personal, professional and academic reasons for requesting admission to the programme. This report should be attached on the admissions intranet system.

In the section on language knowledge, merit will be given for languages that are of interest to the programme such as English, Spanish and Catalan.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, it will monitor the bridging courses that are taken and establish suitable criteria to limit their duration.

The bridging courses will be on research training, but doctoral students will never be asked to enrol for a number equal to or above 60 ECTS. The academic regulations of doctoral studies state that bridging courses may also be cross-disciplinary. However, this point is likely to be amended so that bridging courses are only associated with research credits, particularly when an applicant enters the doctoral programme with a bachelor’s degree worth 300 ECTS.

Considering the doctoral student activity report (DAD), the academic committee of the programme could propose additional measures to those established in the regulations that lead to the withdrawal of doctoral students who do not meet the established criteria.

The university master’s degrees that provide direct access to the programme without the need for bridging courses are:

• master's degree in Photonics
• Erasmus Mundus doctoral degree in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics
• master's degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences.
• master's degree in Bioengineering
• master's degree in Biomedical Engineering
• European Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies

Students who hold a master’s degree in science and technology subjects other than the above, such as:
- master’s degree in the areas of industrial engineering, computer engineering or equivalent
- master’s degrees in the areas of physical sciences, biomedicine or equivalents

The academic committee of the doctoral programme will analyse the subjects that applicants have passed in their previous bachelor’s degree and master’s degree studies and assess their relation with the area of optics, so that they can determine whether they need to take bridging courses. If students have to take bridging courses, the research line and research group in which they will prepare the doctoral thesis will be considered, according to the procedure explained in Section 3.2. Bridging courses can be taken during the first year.

Bridging courses are selected mainly from the master’s degree in Photonics, directly linked to the programme.

Below, the subjects from this master’s degree are listed that are most suitable for bridging courses in the doctoral programme in Optical Engineering:
• Laser Systems and Applications: 3 ECTS
• Building Optomechanical Systems: 3 ECTS
• Managing Light with Devices: 3 ECTS
• Measuring with Light: 3 ECTS
• Nonlinear Optics: 3 ECTS
• Visual Biophotonics and Multispectral Imaging: 3 ECTS
• Image Processing in Biophotonics: 3 ECTS

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

From the end of September to mid-October.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

From the end of September to mid-October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
- Hours: 288.
- Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
- Hours: 480.
- Type: optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
- Hours: 4.
- Type: compulsory.

Activity: Training in information skills.
- Hours: 1.5.
- Type: compulsory.

Activity: Research methodology.
- Hours: 12.
- Type: compulsory.

Activity: Courses and seminars, special courses given by visiting lecturers.
- Hours: 20.
- Type: optional.

Activity: Workshops.
- Hours: 48.
- Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
- Hours: 160.
- Type: compulsory.

Activity: Thematic networks mobility.
- Hours: 40.
- Type: optional.

Activity: Meetings with visiting lecturers
- Hours: 6.
- Type: optional.

Activity: Projects.
- Hours: 96.
- Type: compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources

The doctoral programme in Optical Engineering is taught continuously and satisfactorily. Students have access to material resources (research laboratories, offices, specific research resources, computer resources, a mechanical and electronic workshop) belonging to the department and CD6 research centre that are involved. General UPC services are also available (computer, audiovisual, university libraries).

The GOAPI research group is situated in the Department of Optics and Optometry in the TR8 building of the Terrassa Campus, UPC. It has two research laboratories (a total of 114 m²) equipped for optical and digital image processing and other optical signals, and funded through public and private projects. It also has an office exclusively for doctoral students (25 m²). In addition, doctoral students can use meeting rooms and classrooms of various sizes in the TR8 building for meetings, courses or seminars. All these rooms are fully equipped.

The GREO research group is in CD6, housed in the TR11 building of the Terrassa Campus of the UPC. It has five research laboratories (a total of 310 m²), equipped with the basic and specialised material required to carry out the projects that are undertaken there, funded through public and private research projects. It also has a prototype room of 60 m² for the integration, adjustment and testing of devices designed and constructed in CD6. It is situated close to the workshops and has all the services required for its function. For grantholders, there is an office exclusively for doctoral students (60 m²) and an office shared with the teaching and research staff (80 m²). In addition, in CD6 there are two meeting rooms and a classroom-library where meetings, courses and seminars are held. All of these areas are perfectly equipped.

In addition, the mechanical and electronic workshops of the Department of Optics and Optometry are found in CD6. These workshops occupy a total space of 110 m² and have cutting-edge equipment to support the design and construction of projects. The mechanical workshop has machine tools and measuring instruments that are suitable for the work that is carried out. The electronics workshop has development tools for families of microcontrollers of 8 and 16 bits and to develop programmable logic, types CPLD and FPGA.

The DONLL research group is in the Gaia (TR14) research building of the Terrassa Campus, UPC. It has two research laboratories (total of 50 m²) that are fully equipped to carry out nonlinear optical and laser dynamics experiments (optical spectrum analyser, RF analyser, oscilloscope, signal generators, etc.), funded through public and private projects.. It also has three offices for doctoral students (50 m²). Doctoral students can also use two meeting rooms (Gaia building) and classrooms (in ETSEIAT) of various sizes, for meetings, courses and seminars. All of these are perfectly equipped (one room has videoconference equipment).

The VOS emerging research group (Vision, Optometry and Health) is in the Clínica Universitaria de la Visión (CUV; TR30), where much of the research work is carried out. The members of the VOS have various units available to them that are perfectly equipped to carry out mainly clinical research. Some notable units are those of Vision and Learning, Contact Lenses and Low Vision.

Finally, the TIEG research group is situated in the TR2 building of the Terrassa Campus, UPC. It has five research laboratories (a total of 135 m²), equipped with the basic and specialised material required to carry out the projects that are undertaken there, funded through public and private research projects. It also has an office shared with teaching and research staff for doctoral students.

All the research groups earmark part of their funding from public and private projects for doctoral students, so that they can complement their training by attending conferences, seminars and other training activities; and participate in meetings of thematic networks, projects, workshops, etc. Another factor that favours the mobility of doctoral students is that the programme belongs to various thematic networks. In addition, for several years, our doctoral students have benefited from mobility grants that have been awarded by the Ministry of Education. As the programme has an Excellence Award, the students have also taken part in specific calls to promote the mobility of students and lecturers.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • ALONSO MATARÍN, SÍLVIA: Cumplimiento en el uso y mantenimiento de lentes de contacto y accesorios
    Author: ALONSO MATARÍN, SÍLVIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 08/05/2024
    Reading date: 10/06/2024
    Reading time: 12:00
    Reading place: Defensa pública a a l¿Auditori Joan Salvadó del Centre Universitari de la Visió, Terrassa, UPC // meet.google.com/bqs-vkox-unr
    Thesis director: CARDONA TORRADEFLOT, GENIS
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT NO PRESENCIAL: GONZÁLEZ GARCÍA, MARÍA JESÚS
         SECRETARI: ARGILÉS SANS, MARC
         VOCAL: ALTEMIR GÓMEZ, IRENE
    Thesis abstract: Introduction: Non-compliance in the use and care of contact lenses (CLs) and their accessories is a major clinical problem, and although there have been notable scientific advances in the designs and materials of CLs, in the maintenance solutions and accessories of the CLs, user non-compliance persists, and is associated with potentially serious ocular complications and abandonment of CL. A preliminary bibliographic search showed that there is no published research on compliance in the use and care of CLs in Spain. Therefore, the study which originates this doctoral thesis sought to analyze different factors related to the compliance of CL users in Spain and the guidelines established by vision professionals and CL manufacturers. Areas of investigation: This doctoral thesis is based on different areas of research, all of them related to compliance in the use and handling of CLs and accessories. After an exhaustive literature search, several questionnaires were designed: three of them were aimed at CL users, where the habits of use and care of the CLs, the lens case and maintenance solutions, and the factors that influence these habits, were identified and the subjective perception, risk awareness and knowledge of CL users were explored; An additional questionnaire was addressed to optometrists (O-O), to identify areas in which information provided to CL users was insufficient or incomplete.The study on compliance of CL users during COVID-19 showed a diversity of non-compliance practices during confinement, such as incorrect hand washing and drying, extension of CL use and maintenance solutions, cleaning and incorrect replacement of the lens case and improper use of CLs at night. Research devoted to analyze lens case hygiene and replacement documented limited compliance with cleaning and replacement procedures: 68.6% of users indicated that they brought the cases into contact with tap water during insertion or removal of CLs, for example; or 59.1% revealed that, when cleaning the case, it was not dried in the open air, without the lid and upside down. In the study on hand cleaning during handling of CLs and their accessories, it was found that 17.8% of users did not perform hand hygiene, either due to forgetfulness (80%), laziness, haste or thinking that it was not necessary. Likewise, the communication and information provided by the O-O to the CL user was investigated, finding an insufficiency of information in the fields of hygiene and replacement of the CL and the lens case. At the same time, little use of informed consent was documented by the surveyed Spanish O-Os, unlike their English counterparts.Finally, different smartphone applications and free educational videos aimed at CL users were analysed and significant shortcomings and limitations were detected, so an ideal App prototype was designed. In the future, its effectiveness as a compliance improvement tool will be investigated.Conclusions: The results obtained in this thesis show that there are certain areas of the use and care of CL and accessories with marked non-compliance, often related to ignorance or lack of detailed information. Optometrists are recommended to improve communication and implement informative reminders for CL users, effectively using follow-up visits and different instant messaging tools. Likewise, the widespread implementation of informed consent in all CL adaptations can be interpreted as a formal contract between O-O and users and have a positive impact on compliance.
  • BALLESTA GARCIA, MARIA: Propagation of polarized light through turbid media: Application of lidar technology in foggy environments
    Author: BALLESTA GARCIA, MARIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 22/04/2024
    Reading date: 07/06/2024
    Reading time: 10:00
    Reading place: Auditori Joan Salvadó del Centre Universitari de la Visió, Terrassa
    Thesis director: ROYO ROYO, SANTIAGO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ARTEAGA BARRIEL, ORIOL
         SECRETARI: VILASECA RICART, MERITXELL
         VOCAL: BIJELIC, MARIO
    Thesis abstract: In recent times, there has been a growing interest in LiDAR imaging systems for outdoor applications involving computer vision, such as automotive systems, surveillance, and robotics. LiDAR sensors have the ability to capture 3D data, that is, the geometry (volume, distances) of the scenes involved, complementing the 2D projections of scenes available in conventional cameras. However, their limited tolerance to adverse weather conditions, particularly fog, stays as one of the obstacles that hinders their complete settlement. This Thesis aims to evaluate the potential of utilizing the polarization properties of light and the digitization of the signal to improve the system¿s imaging capabilities in such challenging conditions. Additionally, our research offers valuable insights in the domain of imaging through fog. Understanding the interaction of polarized light with turbid media and recognizing the importance of the targets¿ polarimetric properties within the imaged scene is essential for optimizing the performance of polarimetric imaging systems.To achieve our goal, a preliminary investigation to examine the characteristics of polarimetric imaging through fog is undertaken. Our findings indicate that polarimetric imaging modes provide higher contrast compared to intensity-based imaging modes, facilitating the identification and segmentation of different targets. Additionally, experimental characterization of the depolarizing behavior of light through fog is conducted for both reflection and transmission imaging modes. The results suggest that, in this scenario, light behavior falls within the scattering regime of the polarization memory effect, with a significantly reduced depolarization in circularly polarized beams when compared to linearly polarized ones. To the best of our knowledge, this Thesis quantifies for the first time the differences between the performance of both polarization modes in fog conditions. Next, a Monte Carlo-based model is developed to meet the requirements of our LiDAR prototype. Considering the resource-intensive nature of experiments conducted in fog conditions and the dynamic nature of fog, the model¿s ability to accurately simulate the physics of the problem, including a realistic fog environment, helps to guide the definition of the future experimental actions. Subsequently, the model is utilized to simulate and analyze various aspects relevant to the design of the system, including polarization configurations, interactions with targets, and irregularities in the media (in practice, generalizing the scattering media beyond fog to e.g. sand or smog), together with the characteristics of the acquired signal. Finally, this Thesis presents a novel polarized LiDAR imager prototype and evaluates its performance in fog conditions. It conclusively shows that using circularly polarized light and a cross-configuration detection setup significantly improves system performance in such scenarios. This system effectively tackles challenges induced by scattered light, reducing saturation effects from backscattering, mitigating scattering noise in point clouds, and enhancing target detection, especially for highly reflective surfaces like metallic targets. This approach offers an innovative, straightforward, and efficient method for signal stabilization and enhancement of the point cloud quality by relying on the inherent physics of the problem.

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  • YÁÑEZ ALVARADO, CARLOS RENÉ: Self-Mixing Interferometry Techniques for Biophotonic Applications in Flow Sensing
    Author: YÁÑEZ ALVARADO, CARLOS RENÉ
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Optics and Optometry (OO)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 18/01/2024
    Thesis director: ROYO ROYO, SANTIAGO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ESQUIVIAS MOSCARDÓ, IGNACIO
         SECRETARI: LAZARO VILLA, JOSE ANTONIO
         VOCAL: DABBICCO, MAURIZIO
    Thesis abstract: In this doctoral thesis, significant strides have been made in the realm of biofluid flow sensing through the innovative integration of Self-Mixing Interferometry (SMI) with confocal microscopy principles, resulting in a revolutionary technology known as Confocal Self-Mixing Interferometry (CSMI). This groundbreaking approach addresses the critical need for accurate, real-time, non-invasive, and cost-effective methods for evaluating biofluid dynamics within the human body.CSMI demonstrates its exceptional ability to distinguish flow rates across various sample depths within a laboratory setting, opening doors multifaceted applications across diverse domains.By employing a highly scattering fluid simulating blood, the system successfully measured flow rates ranging from 0.2 to 1.6mL/min within microcapillaries. Importantly, it achieved a maximum velocity measurement of approximately 307 mm/s, well within the range of average maximum blood flow velocities in human vessels. The confocal measurements exhibited clear Doppler frequency peaks at the microcapillary center across all pumping rate values, overcoming the limitations faced by non-confocal measurements for higher flow rates.This research produced results that provide insight into depth sectioning. A two-step process, involving lateral scanning and depth sectioning, was employed to reconstruct the velocity profile of the entire microcapillary at a pumping rate of 0.5 mL/min. While some challenges were encountered near the microcapillary walls due to low-frequency interference, the study effectively established the alignment of theoretical Hagen-Poiseuille profiles with CSMI measurements, validating the system's capabilities.Moreover, this research presents a significant achievement in terms of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) improvement. By implementing a stationary reflector in a secondary optical path, it was possible to maintain an adequate SNR in SMI configurations with reduced optical output power. This advancement holds promising applications in non-invasive measurements of individual living cells, microorganisms, or micro-particles, spanning various fields, including medicine, entomology, botany, cytopathology, and other health sciences.This research reaffirms the potential of CSMI as a transformative tool for diagnosing and forecasting diseases associated with abnormalities in bodily fluids. It not only excels in intrinsically-induced disruptions in blood flow, such as angiogenesis and thrombosis, but also in scenarios involving extrinsic factors like traumas and burns. The versatility of this technology can be extended to cell biology applications and point-of-care (PoC) analysis.

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AUTHOR:YÁÑEZ ALVARADO, CARLOS RENÉ
Title:Self-Mixing Interferometry Techniques for Biophotonic Applications in Flow Sensing
Reading date:18/01/2024
Director:ROYO ROYO, SANTIAGO
Mention:International Mention
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Method and device for confocal measurement of displacement, velocity or flow at a point of a sample and uses thereof
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Registration date: 24/01/2018
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Novel techniques for velocimetry measurements in fluids using Self-Mixing Interferometry
Publication date: 01/06/2017
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Extraction of vibration parameters from optical feedback interferometry signals using wavelets
Jha, A.; Azcona, F. J.; Yañez, C.; Royo, S.
Applied optics, ISSN: 1559-128X (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 1.598; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/12/2015
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Current Developments on Optical Feedback Interferometry as an All-Optical Sensor for Biomedical Applications
Perchoux, J.; Quotb, A.; Atashkhooei, R.; Azcona, F. J.; Ramírez-Miquet, E.; Bernal, O.; Jha, A.; Luna, A.; Yañez, C.; Caum, J.; Bosch, T.; Royo, S.
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Microcantilever Displacement Measurement Using a Mechanically Modulated Optical Feedback Interferometer
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Publication date: 29/06/2016
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Confocal flowmeter based on self-mixing interferometry for real-time velocity profiling of turbid liquids flowing in microcapillaries
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Optics express, ISSN: 1094-4087 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.669; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 19/08/2019
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Improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio in a low power self-mixing interferometer using a coupled interferometric effect
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Optical technologies for the improvement of skin cancer diagnosis: a review
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Overview of biofluids and flow sensing techniques applied in clinical practice
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Metrología óptica en el CD6: aplicaciones en imagen láser
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Medición confocal de la velocidad con que una emulsión fluye en el centro de un capilar utilizando interferometría realimentada
10 Reunión Nacional de Optoelectrónica
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Development of a confocal laser Doppler flowmeter using optical feedback interferometry techniques
5th International Symposium on Sensor Science
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Interferometría re-alimentada como técnica de medición compacta y no invasiva de vibración, velocidad y flujo
V Congreso Nacional de I+D en Defensa y Seguridad
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Title:Improving non-invasive diagnosis of skin cancer and blood diseases using photonic techniques
Reading date:18/12/2023
Director:VILASECA RICART, MERITXELL
Co-director:BURGOS FERNÁNDEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
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Morphological study of skin cancer lesions through a 3D scanner based on fringe projection and machine learning
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Polarized multispectral imaging for the diagnosis of skin cancer
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XII Congreso Nacional del Color
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XII Congreso Nacional del Color
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Multispectral imaging of healthy and diseased red blood cells using confocal microscopy
International Colour Association Conference 2020
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Spectroscopic study of red blood cells by confocal microscopy in patients with thalassemia: preliminary results
3rd Spanish-Portuguese Meeting for Advanced Optical Microscopy
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Evaluation of confocal microscopy as a diagnosis tool on red blood cell diseases
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Reading date:26/06/2023
Director:QUEVEDO JUNYENT, LUISA JESUS
Co-director:GANTZ, LIAT
Mention:No mention
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European Academy Optometry and Optics 2022
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Israel Vision Science Society (IVSS)
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American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2022
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Meibomian gland dysfunction in fitted and over the counter contact lens wearers compared with non-contact lens wearing controls
43th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research
Presentation date: 02/03/2023
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Title:Influencia del comportamiento cromático de las lentes intraoculares en la función visual
Reading date:27/04/2023
Director:MILLAN GARCIA VARELA, MARIA SAGRARIO
Co-director:TORRENTS GÓMEZ, AURORA
Mention:International Mention
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Clave, L.; Torrents, A.; Rallo, M.; Millan, M.
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Simposio Investigación Visible 2018
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X Iberoamerican Optics Meeting / XIII Latinoamerican Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications
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COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS FOR MEASURING VISUAL ACUITY AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES
European Academy of Optometry and Optics Annual Conference 2021
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Visual acuity in phakic and pseudophakic eyes under RGB light
XIII Reunión Nacional de Óptica
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Visual acuity in phakic and monofocal pseudophakic eyes under red, green, and blue lights
XXVIII Reunión Bienal de la RSEF
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DEFOCUS CURVE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE VISUAL ACUITY
Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
Presentation date: 19/09/2022
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Visual acuity at different distances and defocus curve: a good match
Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Presentation date: 27/03/2023
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Title:Development and clinical applications of a whole anterior segment and retinal SS-OCT
Reading date:24/03/2023
Director:GÜELL VILLANUEVA, JOSEP LLUÍS
Director:PUJOL RAMO, JAUME
Mention:International Mention
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Rodríguez, A.; Diaz, F.; Fernández-Trullàs, J.; Falgueras, P.; González, L.; Pujol, J.; Grulkowski, I.; Güell, J.
Biomedical optics express, ISSN: 2156-7085 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.562; Quartil: Q2)
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Analysis of the performance of a polarized LiDAR imager in fog
Ballesta-Garcia, M.; Peña-Gutiérrez, S.; Rodríguez, A.; García-Gómez, P.; Rodrigo, N.; Bobi, A.; Royo, S.
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International Conference on BioMedical Photonics 2018
Presentation date: 16/03/2018
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Design of a system for anterior and posterior segment imaging based on swept-source optical coherence tomography integrated into an instrument for autonomous evaluation of the visual function
XII Reunión Nacional de Óptica
Presentation date: 03/07/2018
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Anterior and posterior segment SS-OCT system integrated into an instrument for autonomous evaluation of the visual function
Biophysics by the Sea
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Optimization of a SS-OCT with a focus tunable lens for enhanced visualization of ocular opacities
SPIE Photonics West BIOS 2019 Conference
Presentation date: 04/02/2019
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In vivo imaging of vitreous opacities with full-eye-length SS-OCT
SPIE Photonics West BIOS 2019 Conference
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Compact dual path-dual focus SS-OCT system for whole anterior segment and retinal imaging
ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting
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Vitreous body imaging with long-range swept-source optical coherence tomography for detection of opacities
ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting
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Whole anterior segment/retinal SS-OCT system for comprehensive imaging and biometry of the eye
SPIE Photonics West BIOS 2020
Presentation date: 03/02/2020
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Temporal behavior and processing of the LiDAR signal in fog
SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2023
Presentation date: 31/05/2023
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AUTHOR:PEÑA GUTIÉRREZ, SARA
Title:Design and construction of a snapshot full-Stokes polarimetric camera : seeing through fog
Reading date:24/02/2023
Director:ROYO ROYO, SANTIAGO
Mention:International Mention
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Lidar imaging apparatus for a motor vehicle
Veoneer Sweden AB
Registration date: 06/03/2019
Patent

Polarimetric imaging vs. conventional imaging: evaluation of image contrast in fog
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Atmosphere (Basel), ISSN: 2073-4433 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.11; Quartil: Q3)
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Polarization calibration assessment for a broadband imaging polarimeter based on a division of aperture architecture
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Optics express, ISSN: 1094-4087 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.3
Publication date: 30/01/2023
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A full Stokes imaging polarimeter based on a consumer CMOS camera
Multimodal Sensing: Technologies and Applications 2019
Presentation date: 26/06/2019
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Método de calibración de una cámara CMOS comercial para su uso como cámara polarimétrica
XI Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 04/07/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Detección de luz en medios turbios: simulaciones de Monte-Carlo para imagen activa usando luz polarizada o detección resuelta en el tiempo
XI Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 04/07/2019
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Activities in imaging through fog at CD6: polarized light propagation modelling
13th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances
Presentation date: 26/07/2021
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Activities in imaging through fog at CD6: polarimetric imaging
13th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances
Presentation date: 26/07/2021
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Medida de superficies 3D mediante imagen polarimétrica
XII Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 01/07/2021
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Evaluación de modos de imagen polarimétrica en una cámara de niebla mediante el uso del contraste de imagen
XII Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 30/06/2021
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AUTHOR:MARTÍNEZ MARIN, POL
Title:Estudi i desenvolupament de sensors òptics ultra-ràpids per a metrologia tridimensional de superfícies
Reading date:10/02/2023
Director:ARTIGAS PURSALS, ROGER
Director:BERMUDEZ PORRAS, CARLOS
Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention
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Active illumination focus variation
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Presentation date: 21/06/2019
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3D optical sensor in continuous motion
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Title:Diseño e implementación de un laboratorio destinado a la validación clinica de ayudas para la percepción y movilidad en pacientes con limitación de campo periférico
Reading date:21/01/2022
Director:CADEVALL ARTIGUES, CRISTINA
Director:GISPETS PARCERISAS, JOAN
Mention:No mention
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AUTHOR:GARCÍA GÓMEZ, PABLO
Title:Development of a Multimodal Imaging System based on LIDAR
Reading date:02/12/2021
Director:ROYO ROYO, SANTIAGO
Co-director:CASAS PLA, JOSEP RAMON
Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention (Generalitat)
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5D LIDAR: detection of small cross-section objects with 3D and polarimetric imaging
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LiDAR de estado sólido multimodal para aplicaciones de percepción avanzada
XII Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 01/07/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Multimodal imaging system based on solid-state LiDAR for advanced perception applications
OPTRO22 - 10th International Symposium on Optronics in Defence & Security
Presentation date: 09/06/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Caracterización de un sistema de imagen LiDAR circularmente polarizado en una cámara de niebla
XIII Reunión Española de Optoelectrónica
Presentation date: 29/06/2023
Presentation of work at congresses

A LiDAR imaging system using temporal and polarization discrimination for turbid media
SPIE Optical Metrology 2023
Presentation date: 28/06/2023
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:PÉREZ CORRAL, JUAN ENRIQUE
Title:Caracterización de la regresión diurna en ortoqueratología
Reading date:09/11/2021
Director:CARDONA TORRADEFLOT, GENIS
Director:PIÑERO LLORENS, DAVID PABLO
Mention:No mention
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Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/01/202431/12/2026AI-Enhanced fibre-Wireless Optical 6G network in support of Connected mobilityCommission of European Communities
05/12/202331/12/2024Comparative study characterization of various presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses on optical benchBAUSCH & LOMB AMERICAS INC
01/12/202330/11/2026J-03162AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
30/11/202329/11/2024Prova de concepte preliminar d'un sistema òptic per a l'observació de la Terra.SLIMOP SPACE, S.L. EN CONSTITUCIÓN
01/10/202330/09/2027Improving BiomEdical diagnosis through LIGHT-based technologies and machine learningCommission of European Communities
29/09/202328/10/2023Apoyo científico y técnico con el objetivo de modificar el software de trazado de rayos previamente desarrollado en el proyecto VEMoS,MIRANZA INVERSIONES OFTALMOLOGICAS
12/09/202330/06/2026Chips para arquitecturas avanzadas y sistemas fotónicosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/202331/08/2026Cargador de a bordo altamente integrado y bidireccional basado en dispositivos GaN para vehículos eléctricos urbanosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
19/07/202318/07/2026Desenvolupament i control d’un carregador d’alta densitat de potència per a vehicles elèctricsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/05/202317/04/2024Q leaf in vitro: Sistema integral de fabricación de válvulas cardíacas bioprotésicas más eficaces y duraderasMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
12/05/202317/04/2024BEACON: Diseño y construcción de una prueBa de concEpto de lidAr para su uso en vehíCulos autónOmos SubmariNosMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
13/03/202313/09/2024Estudi pilot de la millora de la mobilitat i l'accessibilitat universal de persones amb discapacitat visual a la Ciutat de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
20/02/202320/02/2025contracte de col.laboració per l'estudi de mòduls de potència AA/DC/DC i el seu controlDATA-CONTROL PC
15/01/202331/07/2024Contrato de colaboración para el desarrollo de un prototipo de fotómetro para el análisis de agua.SCHARLAB, S.L.
01/01/202331/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per l'estudi i desenvolupament de la millora de tècniques i tecnologies existents per a la metrologia tridimensional de superfícies.SENSOFAR-TECH,S.L.
01/01/202331/12/2025Xarxa R+D+I en Tecnologies de la Salut (Xartec Salut)AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Forced Choice (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Staircase (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Limits (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Luminance Tresholds (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Ligthness scales (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
12/12/202212/12/2025Desenvolupament d'un nou sistema òptic compacte per a ulleres de realitat augmentada i virtual d’ús diariAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/12/202230/11/2024Rehabilitación digital y resultados de eye-tracking en personas con síndrome post-COVID-19 con deteriori cognitivoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Percepción y sensado multimodal para vehículos autónomosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
10/11/202231/03/2023Collaboration contract of conducting the Optical characterization of the LuxSmart intraocular lens according to ANSI Z80.35:2018CUTTING EDGE
26/09/202225/09/2025Contract for/'Determination of the third-order nonlinear susceptibilities in nanolayers by direct determination of THG/'US ARMY RDECOM
15/09/202215/12/2022Contracte de col·laboració per l'industrialització del programari d'un equip comptador d'insectes.COMERCIAL QUIMICA MASSO SA
01/09/202201/09/2025Estudi i implementació de tècniques optico computacionals avançades aplicades en sistemes de metrologia òptica de superfíciesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
25/07/202229/04/2023Optilaser: Nuevo sistema de fabricación aditiva para el acople de emisores fotónicos que mejore la eficiencia los procesos industrialesMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
01/07/202230/06/2025Sistema de asistencia inteligente para el sector de la arquitectura y la construcción (SASACI)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
27/06/202227/06/2024Contracte de col·laboració per l'assessorament en el camp de les aplicacions de l'enginyeria òpticaINMERSIA COMPUTERS, SOCIEDAD LIMITA
21/06/202221/06/2023Influència dels factors socioeconòmics i hàbits visuals en l’error refractiu en infants CISViTCOL.LEGI OFICIAL D'òPTICS OPTOMETRI
01/06/202231/05/2023És la pobresa un factor de risc per a la salut visual dels infants? (Continuïtat)Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
10/05/202231/12/2022XIII Congreso Nacional del Color. Terrassa 2022 (Convocatòria 2022 d’ajuts per a l’organització de congressos de la UPC)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
04/05/202204/05/2022Procedimiento de procesamiento de imágenes para la detección del glaucoma y productos de programa informático asociados
01/05/202231/10/2025Reinventing High-performance pOwer converters for heavy-Duty electric trAnSportCommission of European Communities
01/01/202227/12/2022TERRASSA’S CHILDREN VISUAL HEALTH COHORT (CISViT): follow up scrreningsNIDEK CO., LTD.
01/01/202231/12/2022XIII Congreso Nacional del color, Terrassa 2022 CONGRESO NACIONAL DEL COLOR. TERRASSA 2022AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/01/202231/12/2024Experimentos y análisis de datos para caracterizar y pronosticar el comportamiento de sistemas complejosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/12/202119/12/2022Assessorament en camps com els sensors d'imatge, els sistemes òptics formadors d'imatge, sistemes d'il·luminació o la realització d'assaigs de laboratori, dissenys, simulacions i prototipatge de sisteIDNEO TECHNOLOGIES SAU
01/12/202130/11/2023Cámara polarimétrica de división de apertura para imagen en medios turbiosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202131/12/2023Projecte d’R+D consistent en l'anàlisi de xarxes de Deep Learning per detecció i seguiment d’objectes en núvols de punts 3DBEAMAGINE, SL
16/11/202121/08/2022PROVIDENTIAL: Prevención de accidentes en obra mediante visión 3D e inteligencia artificialMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
15/11/202121/08/2022Q Leaf Pro: Célula flexible para la digitalización y la selección de tejidos de pericardio que incremente la calidad y la productividad en la fabricación de válvulas coronarias bioprotésicasMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
08/10/202123/02/2022Apoyo científico y técnico en el desarrollo de un sistema software de soporte a la toma de decisiones clínica basado en la simulación del comportamiento óptico del ojo tras una cirugía a partir de medMIRANZA INVERSIONES OFTALMOLOGICAS
08/10/202131/07/2024Development of the tasks related to the ELT M1 Local Coherencer (LOCO project).IDOM INGENIERIA Y CONSULT, SAU
04/10/202120/12/2021Fase 2 del projecte H2O2 CONCENTRATION SENSOR: Disseny i fabricació d'un prototip de l'electrònica del nou sensor simplificat.ANTONIO MATACHANA, S.A.
01/09/202131/08/2024Implantes ópticos intraoculares correctores de la presbicia para una compensación visual personalizadaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Fotónica biomédica y machine learning para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de disfunciones oculares, deterioro cognitivo y enfermedades hematológicasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202101/09/2021System and method for scanning a surface and computer program implementing the method
29/07/202129/07/2024Sistema de visió pel control de qualitat i execució en obra (QUALITIC)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
22/07/202131/12/2021Concurs Cooperatiu. UPC. Projectes d'innovació docent 2021Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
21/07/202121/07/2021Method, system and computer program for measuring light diffusion in the eyeball or in the ocular region
07/07/202107/07/2021System and method for measuring light diffusion in the eyeball or eye region, by recording and processing retinal images.
24/05/202128/02/2023Ampliació del contracte de col·laboració per el suport tècnic i l’anàlisi de diferents mètodes de dissipació tèrmica en semiconductors de “Wide Band Gap” utilitzant PCBs de quatre capesGABRIEL BENMAYOR, SA
01/05/202131/05/2021Colaboración y Patrocinio Acto Central en España del Día Internacional de la LuzALCON HEALTHCARE, SA
19/04/202118/04/2023Deep learning sensor fusion in scattering mediaAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
11/04/202111/04/2021Movilab: programa per evaluar habilitats visuals, motores i perceptives de pacients amb discapacitat visual
07/04/202131/03/2022REDSCALE III - Electronic pest counter 3a faseMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
15/03/202114/03/2022TERRASSA’S CHILDREN VISUAL HEALTH COHORT (CISViT): Main Visual ScreeningTOPCON EUROPE MEDICAL B.V.
10/02/202131/03/2021Realització del projecte R+D consistent en la proposta de diversos dissenys conceptuals per a una versió simplificada del sensor de peròxid d'hidrogen actual basat en l'absorció d'UVANTONIO MATACHANA, S.A.
09/02/202128/06/2021Study with reference to the characterization and comparative analysis of the imaging properties of intraocular lenses (IOLs) on optical benchBAUSCH + LOMB FRANCE, S.A.
01/02/202131/01/2023Automated-spectral smartphone for fundus diagnosisAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/01/202130/04/2025One-Stop-Shop Open Access to Photonics Innovation Support for a Digital EuropeUNIV.DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI
01/01/202131/12/2024High-pErformance moduLar battery packs for sustaInable urban electrOmobility ServicesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2023Boosting Europe’s Sovereignty in Technology by driving Photonics from Research to Market – Photonics21European Commission
01/01/202131/08/2024Imagen multimodal para visión a través de medios dispersoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/202131/12/2021Dia Internacional de la Llum 2020+1 a TerrassaAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/01/202127/05/2022És la pobresa un factor de risc per a la salut visual dels infants?Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/10/202030/09/2024INTEGRATED NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING THE USE AND IMPACT OF PESTICIDES, TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MEDITERRANEAN VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVESCommission of European Communities
10/09/202031/12/2020Premi MIOPMILLA premi a Mikel Aldaba projecte/'Estudio de la relación miopía-acomodación. ¿Causa o efecto?/'COL.LEGI OFICIAL D'òPTICS OPTOMETRI
15/08/202031/12/2022Xarxa R+D+I en Tecnologies de la Salut (XarTEC SALUT)AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
23/07/202022/01/2022Automatic Hyperspectral Pest Counter: Millorant l'eficiència del control integrat de plagues a través de l'enginyeria fotònicaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
23/07/202022/01/2022Instrument oftalmològic basat en la degradació del reflex corneal per a l'avaluació de la pel·lícula llagrimalper a l'avaluació de la pel·lícula llagrimalAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/202030/06/2021Tasques d’enginyeria optomecànica relacionades amb el disseny, construcció i calibratge d’un prototip de sistema d’imatge multimodal 3D+2D, que inclogui la imatge LIDARBEAMAGINE, SL
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/202031/03/2021Desarrollo de una metodología para la caracterización funcional de diferentes diseños de lentes progresivas a partir de medidas visuales objetivas y subjetivas.HORIZON OPTICAL, S.L.U.
25/06/202031/03/2021Q_LEAF: Nuevo sistema para la digitalización y evaluación de tejidos de pericardio para ser utilizados en la fabricación automatizada de válvulas coronarias bioprotésicasMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
02/06/202002/06/2020Sistema y método para el rastreo de objetos en movimiento en vehículos
01/06/202031/05/2023Generación Óptica de Armónicos en Materiales Estratégicos para la NanofotónicaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202030/11/2023Sistema de conversión de potencia DC/DC aislado multipuerto de alta eficiencia y densidad de potencia basado en dispositivos de amplioAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/05/202031/05/2022Desarrollo de un sistema de iluminación con óptica integrada para medidas bioquímicas (BIOLUM)SIMULACIONS ÒPTIQUES, S.L.
06/04/202006/04/2022Desarrollo de un nuevo filtro activo para entorno residencial mediante el uso de materiales WBG (IFRIT)CIRCUTOR S.A.
31/03/202031/03/2020METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR CHARACTERIZING OCULAR ACCOMMODATION
27/03/202027/03/2020Method, system and computer programs for the automatic counting of the number of insects in a trap
27/03/202027/03/2020Dispositivo para el contaje automático del número de insectos en una trampa.
01/03/202028/02/2021Project of visual and ocular health to the Maka Sanitary Region (Tambacounda)Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/202031/12/2020Living lab e-micromobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
13/12/201901/09/2020Realització del projecte de recerca consistents en un treball d’acompanyament metodològic a la recerca “Procés de recerca-acció entre joves i adolescents llegides com a musulmanes en els centres educaOBSERVATORI DE LA SALUT VISUAL
12/12/201929/05/2020Comparative optical bench analysis of a new extended range of vision intraocular lensBAUSCH + LOMB FRANCE, S.A.
17/10/201904/01/2023Sistema intel.ligent basat en fotònica per a la gestió integrada de plaguesAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
20/09/201919/03/2022Analysis of second and third harmonic generation in absorptive materialsUS ARMY RDECOM
27/06/201931/01/2020Desenvolupar els continguts del programa formatiu per Muralla Òptica d'acord amb els requeriments i impartir un curs de 24 horesMURALLA OPTICA, S.L.
27/06/201915/01/2020Programa de formació per Rueda CollellRUEDA-COLLELL OPTICS, S.L.
08/06/201901/12/2022Estudio y desarrollo de tecnologias ópticas para la medición de superficies de gran área, con resolución nanométrica, Hito 2: diseño y fabricación del segundo prototipo, validación de especificaciónesSENSOFAR-TECH,S.L.
01/06/201931/12/2020Aprendizaje automático y análisis de datos para tecnologías fotónicas biomédicasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
17/05/201917/05/2019A computer implemented method, a system and computer programs for anomaly detection using network analysis
02/05/201931/12/2022001-P-001662_FEM IOTGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/05/201930/11/2022Vision and Identification Z-sensing Technology and ApplicationsCommission of European Communities
01/05/201931/10/2022Aplicaciones y tecnologías de visión e identificación en profundidadAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
29/04/201929/05/2019Validación, revisión y mejora de algoritmaos de estimulación de función visualE-HEALTH TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS SL
06/03/201906/03/2019Lidar imaging apparatus for a motor vehicle
01/03/201928/02/2023Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonalCommission of European Communities
01/03/201918/05/2022Desenvolupament d'una plataforma d'Imatge Multimodal basada en Lidar 3D (LIDAR+)AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201930/09/2022Estudi i desenvolupament de sensors òptics ultra-ràpids per a metrologia tridimensional de superficiesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201928/02/2020Enfortiment en optometria pediàtrica dels/les professionals universitaris de la Facultat de les Ciències de la Salut de la Universitat de Lurio (UNILURIO), MOÇAMBICCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
09/01/201908/06/2022Desenvolupament d'un filtre actiu basat en semiconductors de wide Band GapAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201930/06/2019Serveis d'assessorament a IDNEO relacionats amb l'ús aplicació de tecnologies fotòniquesIDNEO TECHNOLOGIES SAU
01/01/201931/12/2021Sistemas dinámicos complejos y herramientas avanzadas de análisis de datosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001643_Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2022Accelerating Photonics Deployment via one Stop Shop Advanced Technology Access for ResearchersEuropean Comission
01/01/201931/12/2019Convocatòria anual d'ajuts del Centre de Cooperació per al DesenvolupamentCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/01/202431/12/2026AI-Enhanced fibre-Wireless Optical 6G network in support of Connected mobilityCommission of European Communities
05/12/202331/12/2024Comparative study characterization of various presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses on optical benchBAUSCH & LOMB AMERICAS INC
01/12/202330/11/2026J-03162AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
30/11/202329/11/2024Prova de concepte preliminar d'un sistema òptic per a l'observació de la Terra.SLIMOP SPACE, S.L. EN CONSTITUCIÓN
01/10/202330/09/2027Improving BiomEdical diagnosis through LIGHT-based technologies and machine learningCommission of European Communities
29/09/202328/10/2023Apoyo científico y técnico con el objetivo de modificar el software de trazado de rayos previamente desarrollado en el proyecto VEMoS,MIRANZA INVERSIONES OFTALMOLOGICAS
12/09/202330/06/2026Chips para arquitecturas avanzadas y sistemas fotónicosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/202331/08/2026Cargador de a bordo altamente integrado y bidireccional basado en dispositivos GaN para vehículos eléctricos urbanosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
19/07/202318/07/2026Desenvolupament i control d’un carregador d’alta densitat de potència per a vehicles elèctricsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/05/202317/04/2024Q leaf in vitro: Sistema integral de fabricación de válvulas cardíacas bioprotésicas más eficaces y duraderasMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
12/05/202317/04/2024BEACON: Diseño y construcción de una prueBa de concEpto de lidAr para su uso en vehíCulos autónOmos SubmariNosMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
13/03/202313/09/2024Estudi pilot de la millora de la mobilitat i l'accessibilitat universal de persones amb discapacitat visual a la Ciutat de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
20/02/202320/02/2025contracte de col.laboració per l'estudi de mòduls de potència AA/DC/DC i el seu controlDATA-CONTROL PC
15/01/202331/07/2024Contrato de colaboración para el desarrollo de un prototipo de fotómetro para el análisis de agua.SCHARLAB, S.L.
01/01/202331/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per l'estudi i desenvolupament de la millora de tècniques i tecnologies existents per a la metrologia tridimensional de superfícies.SENSOFAR-TECH,S.L.
01/01/202331/12/2025Xarxa R+D+I en Tecnologies de la Salut (Xartec Salut)AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Forced Choice (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Staircase (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Visual Acuity - Limits (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Luminance Tresholds (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
23/12/202223/12/2022Ligthness scales (Pràctica Percepció Visual)
12/12/202212/12/2025Desenvolupament d'un nou sistema òptic compacte per a ulleres de realitat augmentada i virtual d’ús diariAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/12/202230/11/2024Rehabilitación digital y resultados de eye-tracking en personas con síndrome post-COVID-19 con deteriori cognitivoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Percepción y sensado multimodal para vehículos autónomosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
10/11/202231/03/2023Collaboration contract of conducting the Optical characterization of the LuxSmart intraocular lens according to ANSI Z80.35:2018CUTTING EDGE
26/09/202225/09/2025Contract for/'Determination of the third-order nonlinear susceptibilities in nanolayers by direct determination of THG/'US ARMY RDECOM
15/09/202215/12/2022Contracte de col·laboració per l'industrialització del programari d'un equip comptador d'insectes.COMERCIAL QUIMICA MASSO SA
01/09/202201/09/2025Estudi i implementació de tècniques optico computacionals avançades aplicades en sistemes de metrologia òptica de superfíciesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
25/07/202229/04/2023Optilaser: Nuevo sistema de fabricación aditiva para el acople de emisores fotónicos que mejore la eficiencia los procesos industrialesMIN. INDUSTRIA ENERGIA TURISMO
01/07/202230/06/2025Sistema de asistencia inteligente para el sector de la arquitectura y la construcción (SASACI)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
27/06/202227/06/2024Contracte de col·laboració per l'assessorament en el camp de les aplicacions de l'enginyeria òpticaINMERSIA COMPUTERS, SOCIEDAD LIMITA
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