UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Centro de Investigación en Óptica y Nanofísica, Edif. CIOyN
Campus de Espinardo 30100 – Murcia (Spain)
Daniel Sola did his PhD at the Materials Science Institute of Aragon, ICMA, joint centre of the University of Zaragoza and the Spanish Scientific Research Council, CSIC, financially supported by the German multinational Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, BSH. On 29th March 2010 he defended his PhD Thesis entitled “Laser processing of ceramics and glass-ceramic materials” obtaining the maximum score (Sobresaliente Cum Laude) becoming Doctor in Physical Sciences. In 2011 he was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctoral Award of the University of Zaragoza. The results of his thesis were technologically transferred to the multinational BSH and implemented in their production lines.
In 2010 he was granted by CSIC for a 3-year postdoctoral Fellowship, JAEDOC09, at the Material Physics Centre to work with Professors J. Fernandez and R. Balda in optical characterization of bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics by laser spectroscopy. In 2013 he came back to ICMA as Senior researcher to participate in the implementation process of laser technologies in BSH in the framework of the European Project “UV-Marking: Development of new UV laser for customisation at industrial level through high quality marking of different materials” funded by EU (FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF).
His research expertise mainly concerns optical characterization by laser spectroscopy, materials processing by pulsed laser radiation and crystalline growth by the laser floating zone technique (LFZ). His research topics are laser machining of advanced ceramics, glass-ceramics and bioactive materials, fabrication and characterization of integrated waveguides by means of ultrafast laser inscription, fabrication of optical bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics, and fabrication and characterization of selective emitters for thermophotovoltaic converters.
He is author of 32 publications (24 papers in SCI journals), and 17 patents, 16 licensed by BSH, and 12 extended to other countries/areas such as the EU, USA or China.