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TecnOPTO (Grupo de Tecnologias Ópticas y Optoelectronicas) is the Group on Optics and Optoelectronics Technologies at University Miguel Hernandez, in Elche, Spain.

Our group develops different research lines, all within the fields of Physical Optics and Optolectronics. We are located at the University Miguel Hernandez, in the beautiful city of Elche, in Spain.

We enjoy doing research and we have a lot of fun working in projects with collaborators all over the world. We also enjoy teaching and involving our students in our projects.




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Jocelyn Bell invested Doctor Honoris Causa at University of Valencia and Pascuala Garcia reads the Laudatio

The astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell, who discovered pulsars, has been invested Doctor Honoris Causa at University of Valencia in November 10th, 2017.

Pascuala Garcia, who promoted this recognition through the Faculty of Physics, read the Laudatio.

In 2015, Jocelyn Bell delivered a conference at the Faculty of Physics of University of Valencia, in the series of seminars coordinated by Pascuala Garcia. Together with this event, Jocelyn Bell visited the exhibition Women in Light Science’, where she is one of the twelve honoured women scientists.

Jocelyn Bell’s speech (in Valencian) – Pascuala Garcia’s Laudatio (in Valencian) – Speech of the Rector of University of Valencia (in Valencian)

More on this news (in Spanish)



Jornada Mujer 2017Science has a Women Name – La Ciencia tiene nombre de mujer

María del Mar Sánchez participates in the Organizing Committee of the Workshop “Science has a Women Name – La Ciencia tiene nombre de mujer”.  This workshop is organized at UMH in celebration of the International Day of the Women in Science, and it will be held in March 10th.

One of the speakers will be Prof. María Josefa Yzuel.

The complete program can be downloaded here: La Ciencia tiene nombre de mujer.




Ignacio Moreno awarded as a new 2017 OSA Fellow Member.

This distinction was awarded to 96 OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The selection of these candidates was confirmed by the Board of Directors at its meeting in October 2016.

Ignacio Moreno has been recognized for his achievements on the control over amplitude, phase, polarization and wavelength with diffractive optical elements encoded onto liquid crystal displays.

The complete list of new awarded Fellows can be found at: link




TecnOPTO project selected finalist of the Edmund Optics Educational Award.

The company Edmund Optics selected the project of a real time programmable microscope as one of the finalists of the 2016 Educational Award in the European region. The project is inspired in a paper accepted for publication in Optics & Lasers in Engineering.

The complete list of finalists can be found in the following link.

It is the second time we reach the final, after the optical retarder system with programmable retardance, selected in 2014: link.






Sábado, 11 de noviembre de 2017