PhD7: Irene Rodriguez Lamoso

Host: Technical University of Darmstadt (TUDA)

Secondment: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Superlum Diodes (SUP)

PhD project: Development and controlling of electrostatically tunable SiC-MEMS-VCSEL

This project is aimed to design, fabricate, characterize and optimize micro-electro-mechanical (MEMs) filters for high tuning range lasers with applications in optical coherent tomography (OCT). This SiN/SiO based filters take advantage of electrostatic forces for their tuning function.

Previous education: BSc Electrical engineering at university of Vigo, Spain. MSc in Optical Technologies at university of Strathclyde (United Kingdom), with a final thesis on ”Rare-earth doped crystals characterization for remote sensing applications.

I studied my BSc in electrical engineering in the University of Vigo, Spain. Before submitting my undergraduate project dissertation, I spend two years working in a technical office environment. Particularly, I worked for Couch Perry & Wilkes (CPW) in Nottingham, UK. During this time in England I became fascinated about emerging optical devices that I used every day at work. This led me to start my MSc studies in Optical Technologies in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). After such a good time during my MSc I decided that I wanted to start a PhD and focus my career in research, thanks to previous experience I had the opportunity of starting my PhD in the Technical University of Darmstadt.