Albert Parra Martinez

  Albert is from Barcelona, Spain. He completed his BsC degree in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2013 and MSc in Photonics by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2014, both in Spain. He did his final Degree project about "Photophoretic trapping with conical refraction" and his Master Thesis about "Ultra-short pulse characterization with a new in-situ approach using disordered ferroelectric crystals" where he got his first experience in powerful lasers, nonlinear optics and crystals, especially in the experimental field. Thereafter he moved to Granada (Spain) to work in a European project TRAPSENSOR as an experimental physicist, at University of Granada (UGR) where he designed different optical setups to use in different Penning and Paul ion traps. Later, he moved again to UAB to work in the Superconductivity group, as a scientific assistant. This is a theoretical group specialising in magnetism and metamaterials, and his function there was to design basic experiments to prove its theoretical calculations, where he got a new experience in numerical calculations using programs as Comsol multiphysics. During this period, he was focused to start an experimental PhD in photonics especially with applications in biomedicine.

In April 2017, he joined the Photonics Department of the institute Xlim and the company Leukos Systems, to conduct his PhD. His PhD will mainly focus on the study and improvement of a new supercontinuum source and on its implementation in different fields, such as biomedicine.


Link to research groups LEUKOS and XLIM
23 JUNE 2018