Alejandro Martínez received the Telecom Engineer BsC and PhD degrees from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Since December 2017, he is Full Professor at the same university. He is also leading the “Plasmonic Metamaterials” research group at the Nanophotonics Technology Center.
His PhD Thesis was focused on passive optical devices based on two-dimensional photonic crystals. Afterwards, he performed post-doctoral research activities on the topics of metamaterials, plasmonics and all-optical switching on silicon. His current research interests include cavity optomechanics, plasmonics, nanoantennas and metamaterials, as well its integration into silicon photonics chips.
He has co-authored over 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index=28) and holds 8 patents. He has been the PI of several projects and contracts funded by some of the most important European funding agencies: 2 European projects (FP7), 2 contracts with ESA, and 2 contracts with EDA. Besides, he has also been the PI in 7 Spanish projects of the most competitive calls.