Miguel González-Herráez received the M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. While working towards the D.Eng. degree, he worked first as a Research Assistant and then a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Physics Institute at the Spanish Council for Research, Madrid, Spain, and had several long stays in the Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. In October 2004, he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in June 2006. He is the author or coauthor of >100 papers in international refereed journals and >100 conference contributions and has given >15 invited/plenary talks at prestigious international conferences. His research interests cover the wide field of nonlinear interactions in optical fibers, with particular focus on distributed optical fiber sensing. Dr. González-Herráez has received several important recognitions to his research career, including the European Research Council Starting Grant, the “Miguel Catalan” prize for young scientists given by the Comunidad de Madrid and the “Agustin de Betancourt” prize of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering.
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