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Ferran Laguarta

Ferran Laguarta

Ferran Laguarta received his BS-MSc degree and PhD in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Since 1992 he is professor of Optical Engineering at Barcelona Tech (UPC), and currently works at CD6, a Center for Technological Innovation belonging to UPC that was recognized by the Government of Catalonia as a member of the TECNIO Network. He teaches, among others, in the BCN Master in Photonics where he has developed a program of corporate sponsorship. He is the author of over 150 scientific contributions in physics of lasers, laser applications, optical sensors and optical metrology. He has been responsible for more than 50 research projects funded by public national and European agencies and also private companies. He has supervised 7 PhD Thesis and is the author of four international patents. His main field of research is the optical surface profilometry using confocal and interferometry techniques. He was Director of the Optics and Optometry Department (1986-1994) and Vice President for Science Policy (1994-1999) at UPC. He is a founding partner and currently President and CEO of three companies: Innova 31 SCR (a Venture Capital company), Sensofar-Tech, a spin-off of CD6, and Sensofar Medical. In 2009 he led the process of creating the "Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics" (SECPhO).

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