Our Team

Sensors and Instrumentation
Techniques Group

SITec - UC3M

Pablo Acedo Gallardo

Leader of the Sensor and Instrumentation Techniques Research Group at the Electronic Technology Department.

Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and leader of the Sensor and Instrumentation Techniques Research Group at the Electronic Technology Department. His research interests and experience range from the development of advanced optical sources (Optical Frequency Combs and Dual Optical Frequency Combs) to the implementation of novel spectroscopic techniques with applications in fields like biomedicine, environmental engineering, and military applications. Especially important is his activity in the development of biomedical diagnostics, like an instrument for the early detection of vascularization in engraftments with applications in tissue engineering and a non-invasive system for the measurement of sustained states of hyperglycemia. Finally, it is worth mentioning his leadership in knowledge transfer activities, where he has lead contracts with different companies such INDRA, AIRBUS D&S, LWL, SEAC, ...; especially exploiting the military applications of the developed optical sources. He was also co-founder of the spin-off Luz WaveLabs (www.luzwavelabs.com), which commercially exploits most of his developments in the photonic synthesis of THz and pulsed optical sources.

Principal Investigators

José A. García-Souto

Principal Investigator

José A. García-Souto received the degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), in 1995 and the Ph.D. from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in 2003. Since 2004, he has been an Associate Professor in the Electronics Technology Department of UC3M. He has led several projects focused on the detection of acoustic emissions with fiber optic sensors, and on instrumentation and measurements in harsh environments, particularly large transformers and wind turbines. He started his research on fast interrogation of FBG and non-contact optical measurement systems in collaboration with Prof. David A. Jackson.
He is a member of the precompetitive academic unit on Disruptive Technologies in Biomedicine and also joined the UC3M4Safety team in 2017. He has been the Head of the Department (2011 - 2015) and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Digital Education of UC3M (2015 - 2019). He is a member of IEEE, IMS, AESS.
His current research interests are optical sensors and instrumentation for safety and security, industrial and aerospace applications.

Pedro Martín Mateos

Principal Investigator

Pedro Martín-Mateos was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Electronic Technology at UC3M in 2015. His research interests focus on the development of new laser-based spectroscopic techniques for analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring and biomedical research. Currently, he is working to extend the field of application of dispersion and comb-based spectroscopy, on the development of new THz spectrometers, on the performance enhancement of laser heterodyne radiometers for atmospheric sounding and on high resolution hyperspectral imaging.

Marta Ruiz-Llata

Principal Investigator

Marta Ruiz-Llata is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Technology at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M, Spain) since 2010, where she also received the degree of “Ingeniera Industrial” in 1998 and the PhD degree in Electrical, Electronics and Automation Engineering in 2005. During her PhD she spent 7 months as visiting student with the Photonic Systems Laboratory at MIT, where she learned about holographic optical interconnections and optoelectronic neural network co-processors. In September 2019 she joined the Precision Laser Diagnostics group at CU Boulder for one year during her sabbatical leave from UC3M, where she learned about dual-comb spectrometers and their application to make measurements in combustion and atmospheric processes.
Her research interests are focused on the development of optical sensors for industrial and environmental applications and the investigation of machine learning algorithms with application in instrumentation systems.
She has experience on interferometry, infrared and mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, and LiDAR systems.

Cristina de Dios Fernández

Principal Investigator

Dr. Cristina de Dios is an associate professor at the Electronics Technology Department and a member of the Sensors and Instrumentation Techniques Group at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. She received the Doctorate degree in 2010 for her work in ultrafast pulsed diode lasers and nonlinear pulse compression at the same university. Since then, her research interests have expanded to include optical frequency comb generation techniques, nonlinear optical phenomena, sub-terahertz and millimeter wave photonic signal synthesis and detection and photonic integrated technology oriented to the miniaturization of complex sensing architectures.

Senior Researches & Post-Docs

Mahmoud Amouzadeh Tabrizi


Mahmoud Amouzadeh Tabrizi received his BSc degree in chemistry from the department of chemistry, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 2005. He received his MSc in chemistry in 2008 from the Department of Chemistry Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran in the field of analytical chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2013 from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran. In 2013, he won a postdoctoral fellowship supported by Iran's national elites foundation and joined to the prof. Mojtaba Shamsipur’s research group at the Department of Chemistry at Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. In 2015, he won the outstanding Iranian young researchers fellowship that was supported by Iran science elites federation, the presidency of Iran In Research center for Science and Technology in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. In 2018, he won a Martí i Franquès-Postdoctoral II Fellowship (La Caxia Cofund program) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, and joined to the Lluis F Marsal’s group at the Department of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering. In 2020 he awarded CONEX-Plus-Postdoctoral Fellowship (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Cofund) program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, in Spain. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Prof. Pablo Acedo’s group at the Electronic Technology Department. His main research interests are in electrochemical and optical sensors and biosensors, green synthesis of graphene nanocomposite conducting polymers, nanoporous anodic alumian, and nanomotors. He has published over 47 scientific papers in international journals, 2 book chapters, and 5 US patents.

Julio E. Posada-Román

Senior Researcher

Received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation in 2015 (cum laude) from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and his M.Sc. degree in Advanced Electronics Systems in 2012 from the same university. During his Ph.D., he worked on fiber-optic sensors for ultrasound measurements and partial discharges acoustic detection in power transformers. He was visiting researcher at the research group of Applied Physics (University of Kent) and at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC, University of Porto), where he carried out research on fiber optic fast interrogation techniques and Laser vibrometry. He is currently a senior researcher member of the Sensors and Instrumentation Techniques group at UC3M. His research interests include optoelectronic instrumentation systems, new applications of optical frequency combs and fiber optic sensors for industrial and military applications and harsh environments.

Oscar E. Bonilla Manrique

Post-Doctoral researcher

Oscar E. Bonilla-Manrique is an associate professor in the Department of Electronic Technology at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M, Spain) since 2018 and researcher of the Sensor and Instrumentation Techniques Research Group at the Electronic Technology Department. He received his Ph.D. cum laude in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in 2020. He was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (Technische Universität Wien). He was born in Neiva, Huila, Colombia, in 1988. He received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering in 2008 from the University Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, he was the best average grade. He received the M.S. degrees in telecommunications engineering and electronic systems engineering both from Carlos III University, Leganes, Spain, in 2015. His research interests are focused on the development of optical sensors, measurement systems for industrial applications, analytical chemistry and environmental monitoring based on spectroscopy techniques such as photoacoustic, wavelength modulation and infrared and mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy. Further, in the development of electro-optic frequency comb sources for optical thickness measurement. Currently, he is working to designed and characterization the different optical sensors, and extend the field of application of photoacoustic and Dual-comb, on the development of new architecture for PAS_Dual-comb, on the performance enhancement, portability and a high sensibility.

PhD Students

Aldo L. Moreno-Oyervides

PhD Student

Aldo L. Moreno Oyervides received his B.E. degree in Electronics (with honors) from the Tecnológico Nacional de México (TecNM) in 2011 and his M.Sc. degree in Mathematical Engineering (with a competitive grant) from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2016. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. (with a competitive grant) in collaboration with the Sensors and Instrumentation Techniques research group of the Department of Electronics Technology from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research interests focus on the development and optimization of applied spectroscopic techniques by using advanced statistical methods for spectral data analysis and interpretation.

Dahiana Mojena Medina

PhD Student

Dahiana Mojena Medina is finishing her Ph.D. at University Carlos III of Madrid under the supervision of prof. Pablo Acedo. She holds a MSc. in System Electronics Engineering and a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid and Technical University of Havana respectively. Her current research focuses on developing and validating flexible and biocompatible sensors/actuators for tissue engineering and bioelectronic applications. She is broadly interested in printed, bio- and organic electronics, in bio/electrochemical sensors, and in cutting-edge technologies for the development of smart engineered tissues.

Farid Ullah Khan

PhD Student

I am from Pakistan and I have completed my máster in electrical engineering from NUST, Islamabad. My thesis was on radio over fiber based system. Alonwith with my studies I also did fulltime job as laboratory engineer in a public university. I was awarded erasmus+ exchange scholarhsip at univ. of Malaga, Spain. Currently I am pursuing PhD in photonics at UC3M, Spain.

Marco Lombana

PhD Student

Marco Lombana obtained his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid and master’s degree in Condensed Matter Physics and Biological Systems at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has worked with sensing systems for Atomic Force Microscopy, optical characterization of 2D materials and numerical simulations of atomic and molecular collisions. His present work areas as Research Intern include sensors, electronic instrumentation, dual-comb spectroscopy and FPGA development.

Dragos Andrei Poiana

PhD Student

I am Dragos Andrei Poiana and I have obtained my Bachelor in Industrial electronics and automation engineering in 2016 and I my MSc in System Electronics Engineering in 2017 both from the University Carlos III of Madrid. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D degree in Electrical engineering, electronics and automation. I am interested in interferometry, fiber sensing and optical frequency comb techniques applied to ultra- low noise measurements of ultra-sonic acoustic emissions. I have developed and build interferometric instrumentation systems that are able to reach pico-strain resolutions.

Ana Matesanz Fernández-Arias

PhD Student

I have obtained two bachelors’ degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Telecommunication Systems Engineering both from the CEU San Pablo University, I hold a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and I am pursuing actually a Ph.D. in Science and Biomedical Technology at the Carlos III University. I am participating in the research group of BIOPIELTEC, and I am performing my thesis under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Acedo and Dr. Jose Luis Jorcano. I am working in the development of in vitro biologically functional tissues, 3D cultures of human skin typically named as dermal-epidermal skin equivalents, incorporating sensing functionalities of relevant biological parameters (oxygen, temperature, humidity, pH…) in order to evaluate the 3D culture viability in a patient skin transplant.

Past Members

Pablo Pedreira
(Floor Coordinator/ALBA Synchrotron)
Rubén Criado
(CEO/Arquimea Research Center)
Iago Bua
(Ingeniero Software / SENER)
Jesús Rubio
(Profesor Educación Secundaria / Comunidad de Madrid)
Carlos Boya
(Researcher / Universidad Interamericana de Panamá)
Mónica Rodríguez
(ALTER / Industrial PhD)
Borja Jerez
(Photonic Product Engineer / Arquimea Research Center)
Nuria López
(Assistant Professor / Universidad de Granada)
Ana Karen Reascos
(Graduate Engineering Trainee / CERN)
Estefanía Prior