Aitor Villafranca Velasco
Department of Optics
Faculty of Physical Sciences
Complutense University of Madrid
Ciudad Universitaria s/n
28040 Madrid, Spain.
Phone: +34 91 394 4678
+34 91 394 4629
Aitor Villafranca was born in Valtierra, Spain, in 1985. In 2008 he obtained his M. Sc. in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, where he also worked as a granted R+D student in the fields of passive optical networks and laser source characterization.
During 2009, he worked as a patent engineer for Herrero & Asociados.
He presented his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Maria Luisa Calvo and Dr. Pavel Cheben about new holographic and silicon-based photonics devices, July 2013. His thesis deserved the Extraordinary Award for a PhD dissertation, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid.
He is currently in a post-doctoral position at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).