I am a senior research engineer working in the field of microelectronics design and ultra-low noise electronics for many and diverse applications since 1999. My background in physics and electrical engineering allows me to investigate the basics of noise and how to overcome the physical limitations in readout systems.
From 1999 until 2010 I worked in several European research institutions such as the University of Barcelona in Spain, the Institute of Microelectronics of Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In these years, my research was focused to circuits working at radiofrequencies and microwaves for ultra-low-power communications and radio devices. During the periods at the University of Barcelona, I was appointed as well as assistant professor and taught electronic and microelectronic design subjects.
In November 2010 I joined the Institute of high energy physics (IFAE) of Barcelona in the frame of an ERC project. Since then we developed several readout ASICs for high energy particle and photons detection for medical imaging and non-intrusive inspection applications. Since 2014, I re-joined the University of Barcelona as a part-time assistant professor.
I am co-inventor of two patents, one in the field of communications devices and another with pixelated cameras for high energy particle detection. Additionally, I am the only inventor of my last patent, which breaks with the rational thinking used in actual communications systems enabling to double the actual data rate.
For me, the biggest challenge in electronics and microelectronics is the development of graphene and 2D materials technologies and designs to overcome actual limits in terms of power consumption, speed, and of course, noise.