Maria Luisa Calvo

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Maria Luisa Calvo graduated in physics in 1969 from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain, and received the Ph.D. degree (with honors) in 1977. In 1972, she joined the Optics Department of UCM as an Assistant Professor, and she became an Associate Professor in 1981 and Chair of Optics in 1999. She has visited as a Researcher the following institutions: Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1976, Institute of Optics, Paris, France, in 1968–1972, Bremen University, Germany, in 1983, School of Optometry, University of Berkeley, USA, in 1985–1986, School of Optometry, and University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA, in 1994 and 2000. Her main areas of interest are electromagnetic theory of optical waveguides, holography, optical information processing, and bio-optics. She authored more than one hundred scientific publications on the above-mentioned subjects. In 1993, she established the Interdisciplinary Group for Bio-Optics Research (GIBO-UCM), now called Group for Optical Computing (GICO-UCM). She has been serving as the President of the Image Technical Committee of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDO) (1992–1997). She worked as a Travelling Lecturer of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) in 1998, and she was elected as the Vice president at the ICO Bureau (1999–2002) and as the Secretary-General of ICO for the 2002–2005 term. She collaborates with the General Directorate for Research and Technology of the European Union in Brussels. She is a Fellow of OSA and a Member of SPIE and EOS.

Biography Updated on 18 January 2011

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