Who: Amos Martinez (Nature Materials) & Rachel Won (Nature Photonics)
Place: Donostia International Physics Center
Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:00
Amos Martinez received his degree in physics from the University of Bath, followed by a MSc in optoelectronics and lasers from St. Andrews University and a PhD in photonics from Aston University (UK). After his PhD, he divided his time between academia and industry. In the University of Tokyo, he studied the mode-locking of fibre lasers using carbon nanotubes and 2D materials. Back in the UK, after a period as an editor in Nature Communications, he joined Toshiba Research Europe Labs (Cambridge, UK) where he focused on the commercialization of quantum key distribution technologies. Prior to joining Nature Materials in June 2021, he was at the University of Cambridge working towards the commercialization of fibre lasers for coherent Raman microscopy. At Nature Materials, Amos handles manuscripts in the areas of photonics, plasmonics and metamaterials. Amos is based in the London office.
Rachel Won joined Nature Photonics in June 2006 from Aston University's Business Partnership Unit in Birmingham, UK where she worked as a Medici Fellow commercializing photonics research. She obtained her PhD in optical fibre sensing, microwave photonics and fibre nonlinearities as a member of Aston's Photonics Research Group. Prior to that, Rachel worked for Philips Optical Storage in Singapore as an Optics Engineer. She holds a Master's degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Bachelor's degree from the National University of Malaysia. Rachel is based in London.
Host: Javier Aizpurua