Proyectos de Investigación


Pedro Antoranz


Pedro Antoranz Canales received the degree of "Licenciado" on Physics (Speciality of Applied Physics) in 2000, the degree of Electronic Engineer in 2003, the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in 2005 and the PhD in 2009. In 2005 Mr. Antoranz joined the MAGIC collaboration, working in the design, fabrication and test of MAGIC I central pixel, as well as in the development of evaluation boards for the tests of ultrafast UV photodetectors (PMTs, HPDs and GAPDs). Mr. Antoranz has also designed and tested different prototypes of ns pulse amplifiers based on monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for MAGIC II camera and MAGIC II receiver boards, as well as ultra low noise sub-ns pulse generators for MAGIC II receiver board testing. In 2015 he was promoted to "Profesor Contratado Doctor" at the Department of Applied Physics III.


Teodoro Bernardino


Teodoro Bernardino Santos received the degree of "Licenciado" on Physics (Speciality of Astrophysics) in 1999, the degree of Electronic Engineer in 2002 and the PhD in 2013. He has been research assistant for the ESA "PLANCK" Mission at the CSIC (Cantabria Institute of Physics), where he worked in the calibration and validation (thermal sensitivity studies and "zero point" adjustment) of millimeter-wave radiometers. In 2006, Mr. Bernardino received the Diploma of Advanced Studies and became Honorific Collaborator at the Department of Applied Physics III. Since 2005 he has worked at GMV Aerospace and Defence as manager of different projects related to the european navegation system EGNOS. His expertise lies in the fields of RF electronics, microwave metrology and GPS/EGNOS satellite synchronization and navegation systems.


Lamberto Fresnillo


Lamberto Fresnillo Salcedo received the degree of "Licenciado" on Physics (Speciality of Fundamental Physics) in 1988 and is qualified as european auditor in quality control (EOQ). Between 1990 y 1993 he was the Deputy Secretary of the Spanish National Comittee in CEN ELEC (European Electrothecnical Committee for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Comission). Mr. Fresnillo has been a spanish representative in different european forums for CE labelling , as well as for the development of sectorial normatives such as CEM, DBT and defective product policies. From 1993 to 1996 he was the main technical responsible of AENOR directives for fundamental sector standarditation, including electronic instrumentation, reliability in electrical networks, nuclear plants, electronic systems, and compliance with public technical contracts. From 1996 to 2001 he was the manager of CDC consulting, and worked as technical project supervisor and external auditor of ISO9000 qualification systems. Since 2002 Mr. Fresnillo is the manager of Fidias consulting.


Francisco Javier Franco




Francisco Javier Franco got a degree in Physics (Electronics) at the Universidad de Sevilla in 1998 and received the PhD in 2005 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been a visiting researcher at the Portuguese Research Reactor, former Cryogenic Division of CERN and the TIMA-CNRS at Grenoble (France). In 2011, he was promoted to academic lecturer in the field of Electronics at the University Complutense de Madrid. Presently, he belongs to the Electronic Instrumentation Group of UCM and usually collaborates with the Microwaves Group. His field of interest is the study and test of the reliability in electronic systems.

Jose Juan Jimenez



Jose Juan Jimenez Rodriguez received the PhD degree on Physics in 1977. Since 1979 he has been full time academic lecturer at the Department of Applied Physics III, where he teaches courses in the area of semiconductor devices, physical electronics and optoelectronic device laboratories. He has been Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Salford (United Kingdom), at the University of Odense (Denmark) and at the University of Surrey (United Kingdom). His expertise lies in the field of Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of radiation-mater interaction processes, especially in the field of solid state device fabrication technologies and Microelectronics. In 2008 he received the accreditation of full Professor. 


Jose Miguel Miranda


Jose Miguel Miranda Pantoja received the PhD degree on Physics in 1998. His thesis was awarded with the "Premio extraordinario de Doctorado" by the faculty of Physics of the University Complutense. He has been visiting researcher at the Institut fuer Hochfrequenztechnik (Darmstadt, Germany), the Microwave Electronics Department of Chalmers Technical University (Goteborg, Sweden) and Caltech (Pasadena, USA).

In 2002 Dr. Miranda was promoted to full time academic lecturer at the Department of Applied Physics III of the Complutense University of Madrid, and in 2017 he became full professor (Catedratico) in the Electromagnetics Area of Knowledge. In 2008 he was awarded with an excellence mention for being among the 5% best rated educators of the UCM. He also received the excellence mention for his teaching work during the course 2016-2017. His expertise lies in the field of high speed, low noise electronics as well as ultrafast UV photodiode signal conditioning. He is presently the Quality Assurance and RAMS manager of the Large Scale Telescope Array within CTA project, and the leader of the UCM-ELEC group.


Nacho Vegas


Ignacio Vegas Azcarate received the Electronic Engineer degree in 2008. He has been part time collaborator at the Department of Applied Physics III during the last course of his career, working in MAGIC II telescope hardware testing.  During this course he published for the MAGIC collaboration the Technical Application Note entitled “Design and performance of an ultra low noise multichannel VCSEL pulser for MAGIC II receiver board testing”. He is about to finish his Master Thesis on Applied Physics, which is related to the design and fabrication of evaluation boards for the validation of the front end electronic prototypes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). Mr. Vegas is presently pursuing his PhD degree. His expertise lies in the field of nanosecond pulse electronics and wireless data transmission.


Jose Manuel YebrasJose Manuel Yebras Rivera finished the degree of Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications, specialty in Electronics) in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1998. In 2010 he graduated as Master in Biomedical Physics in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the specialties in Radiophysics and Instrumentation and Biomedical Image. In 2012 he got his PhD degree by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a thesis titled "Use of silicon photomultipliers for high speed and low light intensity measurements". Dr. Yebras has work experience of more than 7 years in research groups in public universities in Madrid making developments with infrared cameras and high sensitivity photodetectors. From march 1999 to august 2004 he was working as R+D engineer in the Laboratory of InfraRed sensors (LIR) in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. From march 2010 to date he works in the international scientific macro-project CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) at Microwaves Group, Department of Applied Physics III, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has also worked for 5 years in multinational companies (Siemens Medical Solutions, Chep España, Amper Sistemas) developing technological innovation projects and acting as analyst-programmer and R+D engineer. Dr. Yebras is co-inventor of one patent in use by EADS Construcciones Aeronáuticas, which was extended to Europe and United States of America. He has also participated in national and international scientific conferences by means of oral communications. His areas of interest in research are focused in Applied Physics and very specially in the Biomedical Physics field.