Lluis Torner

Lluis Torner

Board of Directors, and Director in Sociedad Europea de Física, ICFO-Instituto de Ciencias Fotòniques

Lluis Torner received the BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1986 and the PhD degree from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in 1989, with highest honors. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, University of Central Florida, at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, and at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is currently Full Professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, where he is conducting research and education in photonics, with emphasis in nonlinear optics. He is the co-author of over 200 journal scientific publications, which hold more than 2500 quotations as compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information, where he was selected to belong to the highly cited scientists list. His research contributions were selected to belong to Optics of the Year feature compiled by the Optical Society of America in the years 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003, and to the American Physical Society Physics Highlight News in 2001 and in 2005. Dr Torner is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and is a recipient of several honors, including a GenCat Presidential award in 2000 for outstanding research.

He is currently serving as an member of the Board of Directors of the quantum electronics and optics division of the European Physical Society, and as the Director of the ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, in Barcelona, Spain.

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