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Santiago Vallmitjana

Santiago Vallmitjana

Santiago Vallmitjana Rico is Full Professor at the Applied Physics and Optics Department of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona. He received the Ph D degree in 1980 from the University of Barcelona and has been working in several areas such as, image quality analysis, holography, optical information processing, 3-D optical pattern recognition and applications on biological images. His main current interest is beam shaping, wave-front coding, eye aberration study by interferometric analysis, and also the history of science and technology with special emphasis on scientific instruments. He is the author/co-author of about one hundred scientific papers and about two hundred conference communications related to optics and photonics.

He is the curator of the Scientific Instruments Collection of the Faculty of Physics and he is a member of the Staff of the Virtual Museum of the University of Barcelona. He has served as Secretary and later Vice Dean of his faculty. He is a member of several scientific societies such as EOS, OSA, AERFAI, UNIVERSEUM (the European Academic Heritage Network) and the catalan societies SCF (Physics) and SCHCT (History of Science). He is now President of SEDOPTICA (Spanish Optical Society)

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