14/10/2020

The Optical Society of America recognizes the researcher Lluís Marsal for his contributions to science

He has been elected a fellow of the society together with over 100 researchers from 24 countries around the world

Professor of Electronic Technology at the URV, Lluís Marsal, has been recognised for his contributions to the field of nanostructure optics and photonics and his success in improving light-matter interactions in optoelectronic devices and sensing applications.

Every year the Optical Society of America (OSA) elects some of its members to become fellows of the society in recognition of their scientific and technological achievements in the field of optics and photonics. On Monday, the OSA published its list of over 100 members that it has elected to the Fellow Class of 2021, a list that features scientists from 24 countries from around the world.

The new fellows reflect a broad range of achievements in the field of optics and photonics. They are chosen on the basis of having made notable contributions to the fields of education, research, engineering and knowledge transfer. All are members who have made important advances in optics and photonics. It is very difficult to be elected a fellow because the OSA’s rules stipulate that fellows may make up no more than 10% of its members and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5 % of the current membership.

Research biomedical applications and green energy

Professor Lluís Marsal head the Nanoelectronic and Photonic Systems research group at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Engineering of the URV. He joined the department in 1994 and in 2009 became full university professor. His research interests are nanophotonics, biosensors, biomaterials optoelectronic devices based on micro-nanoporous materials and hybrid materials. His current research focuses principally on technologies and devices for biomedical applications in green energy.

Marsal has been a member of the Distinguished Professors of the Electron Devices Society (EDS-IEEE) since 2008 and a consultant member of various international conferences and congresses. He is also a senior member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and the Photonics Society. He has been awarded distinguished professor status by the URV and has been an ICREA Acadèmia researcher.

The newly elected fellows will be recognised at OSA conferences and meetings throughout 2021.

The OSA was founded in 1916 and is one of the main international societies in the field of optics and photonics. It publishes Optica, Optics Letters, Optics Express and Applied Optics, which are some of the most important scientific journals in the field.


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