Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) was established by an Act of the Spanish Parliament on 5 May 1989, within the framework of the University Reform Act of 1983. From the outset it was intended to be a relatively small, innovative, public university, providing teaching of the highest quality and focused primarily on research. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting-edge research in line with stringent international guidelines.
The Optoelectronics and Laser Technology Group (GOTL) is comprised of researchers with backgrounds in the Electronics, Photonics, Optics, Physics and Telecommunications Engineering. The main area of work is centred on the development of optoelectronic systems and the applications of laser technology. The research carried out by the group is differentiated into several applicable lines for and with businesses in the industrial sector. Scientific and technological activities include the development of optical communication systems, biomedical applications, nanotechnology, mmW and THz generation/detection, characterisation and modelling of lasers and photonic devices, development of optical and ultrasonic sensors, optoelectronic instrumentation and interferometric systems.
Prof. Horacio Lamela received a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1980, a “Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies” (DEA) from the University of Paris XI in 1981, and a “Docteur-Ingenieur” degree in optical interferometry from the Conservatoire d’Arts et Metiers of Paris, 1985, France. From May 1985 to November 1987, he was with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department. He is presently a full Professor with the Department of Electronic Technology and leader of the Optoelectronics and Laser Technology Group (GOTL) at the University of Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers on semiconductor lasers and optoelectronic instrumentation. He has led many national and international projects and coordinated the FP4 TMR-FALCON project, FP5 IST-MONOPLA, and currently the FP7 Programmes ITN-MITEPHO and ITN-OILTEBIA.