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Fernando López Martínez

Professor Fernando López Martínez

Fernando López Martínez is Full Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Physics. Graduate and Doctor in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid. His lines of research focus on the study of Infrared Radiation (IR) - Matter interaction and its applications to Gas Sensors and Solid properties, Remote Sensing, IR Thermography, Multi and Hyperspectral Imaging and aerospace and optical applications in general.

Scientific production indicators : 5 Six-year periods (1982-2011), 4 supervised doctoral theses. Around a hundred publications, of which 70 are in the Science Citation Index (Web of Science). He has 40 publications with a higher than average number of citations, of which 25 have a high impact index (first quartile Q1). 300 total citations received. Average number of appointments received during the last 5 years: 27 appointments per year.

Principal Investigator (IP) in 27 R&D projects in competitive national and international public calls (6 European projects), including H2020. IP in more than 60 research contracts with administrations and companies. Volume of income from research projects and contracts of around 6 million euros.

Founder and head of the LIR-Infrared Lab, a research group at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid that has contributed to the training in advanced IR optics of more than 60 young physicists and engineers, through scholarships and research contracts. He has the most important endowment in IR imaging systems of the Spanish university, which allows him to participate in large research projects including space missions.
Promoter of a UC3M spin-off to transfer the scientific capabilities of the LIR in IR sensor technology to industry and society.

Naval Merit Medal. He has been a member of the panel of scientific experts and the Industrial Leadership (aerospace) working group of the Horizon 2020 Program (2013). ANEP evaluator between 1994 and 2015.

He has been Deputy Vice Rector for Infrastructures and the Environment, Director of the PJ Lastanosa Research Institute, Deputy Director of Laboratories and Workshops of the Engineering School. He is currently Deputy Vice Rector for Institutional Relations and Sustainable Development.