University of Alicante Professor Andrés Márquez appointed a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics
Alicante, Tuesday 29 January 2019
University of Alicante Professor Andrés Márquez has been appointed a Fellow of the The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). The Fellowship nomination is a distinction for those members of this society who have made significant scientific and technological contributions in the fields of optics, photonics and image sciences.
UA Professor Andrés Márquez has been selected in recognition of his achievements in the field of holography and liquid crystal spatial light modulators. The nomination of the 2019 Fellows was published earlier this year on the SPIE website.
The SPIE Board of Directors has approved the appointment of 88 scientists from around the world as Fellow members. In order to included in this group, researchers must be active members of the Society and have previously been distinguished as Senior members. The UA professor has been one of the two Spanish researchers appointed as Fellow members of the SPIE on this occasion. According to Andrés Márquez, having been selected as a Fellow of this Society is very gratifying since it implies the recognition of scientific achievements and a career path by colleagues in the field of Optics and Photonics.
Founded in 1955, the SPIE is an international non-profit organisation based in Bellingham, United States, ranked as a leading scientific society for the communication and dissemination of the latest advances in Optics and Photonics. The Society has several flagship publications in this field, such as Optical Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Journal of Nanophotonics, Journal of Photonics for Energy and the SPIE Digital Library. Each year, this Society promotes and appoints new members. Since its inception in 1955, more than 1,400 SPIE members have been promoted to Fellows.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a PhD in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he joined the University of Alicante Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory (DFISTS) in 2000 and he became a University Professor in the area of Applied Physics in 2016. Since his arrival at the UA, he is a member of the Research Group in Holography and Optical Processing (GHPO). His work focuses on holography, mainly holographic recording materials and holographic memories, spatial light modulators based on liquid crystal, optical image processing and diffractive optics, non-linear science and physics education.
He has published more than 180 articles (more than 100 in impacted journals) and is a co-author of more than 220 papers, four book chapters, and co-inventor in two patents. Not only he has carried out several research stays in leading centres and universities but also he has been the principal investigator in two projects and has taken part in more than 40 research projects, infrastructure aid, complementary actions and funded groups.
He is also a member of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics, Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA), European Optical Society, International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and the Optical Society of America (OSA), in which he is a Senior Member.