UPV Valencia scientist and researcher José Capmany will no doubt be studying Chinese these days, as he has been distinguished by the Chinese Academy for Science (CAS) for his work on optic communications.
This means that Capmany, who works at Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) will be participating in CAS’s programme of research and lecturing in Beijing, the first Spaniard in his field.
Capmany’s candidacy was presented by the State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors in China in a competition with other scientists that lasted over a year.
Although trained in Madrid and Vigo, Capmany has worked for UPV since 1991, founding the Optical Communications Group. He was also Telecommunications Engineering Faculty Vice-Dean from 1991 to 1996, and Deputy Head of the Communications Department since 1996.
Since 2002, he has been the Director of the ITEAM Research Institute. His research activities and interests cover a wide range of subjects related to optical communications including optical signal processing, ring resonators, fiber gratings, RF filters, SCM, WDM, and CDMA transmission, wavelength conversion, optical bistability and more recently quantum cryptography and quantum information processing using photonics.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
The agreement will strengthen the scientific and research links between Valencia and China over the coming years.