Prof. Javier Alda

picture of Javier AldaJavier Alda (Zaragoza, Spain, 1962) graduated 1985 as a Lic. in Sciences from the University of Zaragoza and received his PhD degree in Physics from the University Complutense of Madrid in 1988. He joined the Optics Department of the University Complutense of Madrid in 1985 and he is currently Professor of Optics in this University. 

He has co-authored more than one hundred contributions as papers and book chapters, another one hundred communications to international meetings and conferences, and he has three patents in optics. He has been visiting researcher at the University of Central Florida, Stanford University, and Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, totalling more than three years. His main research interest is in the wide area of Applied Optics, with special emphasis in the analysis and characterization of optical antennas and resonant optics.

Since 1985 he has been teaching several undergraudated and graduated courses in Physics and Optics: General Physics, Physical Optics, Optical Instruments, Optical Technology, Ophthalmic Optics, Geometrical Optics, Basic Electronics for Optics and Photonics, Safety with lighs sources, and the PhD program in Optics at the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Optics and Optometry of the University Complutense of Madrid.

He has served as Director of the chapter of the Optics Department at the School of Optics, and also as Vice-Director for Research, Quality and Innovation at the School of Optics. Currently, Prof. Alda is the Dean of the Faculty of Optics and Optometry of the University Complutense of Madrid.

He is member of the Spanish Optical Society, the International Society for Optical Engineering, the European Optical Society, and the Optical Society of America.