Fernando Moreno

University of CantabriaSpain

Fernando Moreno is full profesor of Optics in the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Cantabria since 1993. In 1982, he got his PhD degree in Physics in the University of Zaragoza, working in the analysis of the Stark effect in hollow-cathode plasmas by sub-Doppler laser spectroscopy. From 1982 to 1986 he was Assistant Professor and from 1986 to 1993 Associate Professor. Both possitions at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Cantabria. During these periods he made research in Photon Statistics and its applications in the measurement of size and shape of macromolecules in solution through light scattering techniques. After a stay at the Royal Signals and Radar Stablishment (At present Qinetiq. Great Malvern, UK), he started in 1990 a new research area on light scattering by random rough surfaces and surfaces with microparticles. In this area, he has focused on particle sizing. Until present, this has been the back bone of his research work, extending it to the nanosized structures after a sabbatical (1995-1996) in the Sheldon Schultz’s group at the Department of Physcis of the University of California San Diego. He has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. He has headed national and international research projects in both public and private sectors. In the latter, Colour and Physiological Optics have been the main research topics. Phosphorescent materials made of glass have also been developed and commercialized for safety signing purposes. He is author of 4 international patents and two pending Spanish patent. Prof. Moreno is senior member of the Optical Society of America, the Optical Society of Spain and Fellow of the ElectroMagnetics Academy.

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