Luis Artal
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Luis Artal

Quality & Marketing Assistant

Biography

Luis is specialized in quality management systems and regulatory purposes in the field of ophthalmic devices. He has previously worked as a marketing technician for Visiometrics, a reknown ophthalmic manufacturer.

Juan Tabernero
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Dr. Juan Tabernero

CO-FOUNDER

Biography

Juan Tabernero received a MSc. degree in physics from Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) in 2002 and a PhD in Physics (Optics) from Universidad de Murcia (Spain) in 2007.

 

He has been a member and collaborator to LOUM since 2002. His major field of research is biomedical optics and lens design, where he has contributed to the design and characterization of novel intraocular lenses.

Augusto Arias
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Dr. Augusto Arias

Optical Engineer

Biography

Augusto Arias received a BSc. degree in physical engineering and a MSc. in physics from the National University of Colombia.

 

Moreover, he holds an PhD degree in vision science at the University of Murcia, Spain. His major field of research is biomedical optics, where he had contributed to the application of spatial light modulators in visual simulators and the evaluation of intraocular lenses.

CONSUELO ROBLES
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Consuelo Robles

Optometrist and Researcher

Biography

Consuelo has been graduated in Optics and Optometry at Murcia University. She has an inter-university Master on Researching in Science of Vision.

 

Her master research project was based in the development of an instrument for the measurement of the achromatic point and the Stiles-Crawford effect.

 

At present, she researches new fields of vision with direct application in the clinics.

F. JAVIER ROCA
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F. Javier Roca

Software Engineer

Biography

Javier Roca studied Computer Science at the University of Murcia. After specializing in software development for different purposes, such as creation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, he joined the Optics Laboratory of the University of Murcia (UMU).

Within his contributions to UMU, we can highlight the development of a mobile refractometer for Android smartphones and a full catalog of lenses for the correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration. After more than a decade of experience programing in almost any programming language, Javier currently leads the Software Department at Voptica, where he is responsible for the complete VAO software development, comprising not only the connectivity of the instrument, but also its user interface.

MARÍA BARRERA

Product developer

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Dr. María Barrera

Optical Engineer

Biography

Maria got her Telecommunications Engineering Master at the University of Granada. Afterwards, founded by the Spanish “La Caixa” scholarship she graduated on an European Erasmus Mundus Master program on Optics and Photonics Engineering. In this frame, she wrote her master thesis on Adaptive Optics for Astronomy applications at the Autonomous University of Mexico.

 

Right after she moved back to Germany and completed her PhD thesis at the University of Cologne as Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher. María held a Post-Doctoral position as coordinator of international research observatories at the prestigious Forschunszentrum Jülich, in Jülich (Germany). Then she headed to Spain to work as Optical Engineer at the company Voptica, in Murcia.

JOSE JAVIER BELMONTE
Jose Javier Belmonte Production Technician Biography Higher technician in development of mechanical projects, electronic products and electrotechnical and automated systems.
NIKOLAI SUCHKOV

Optical engineer

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Nikolai Suchkov

Researcher

Biography

Nikolai Suchkov is an optical engineer. His research fields are adaptive optics and optical metrology.

He is working on prototype development for Voptica in collaboration with Laboratorio de Optica de la Universidad de Murcia as a fellow of MyFUN project funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant.

JAY S. PEPOSE

Subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis.

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Dr. Jay Pepose

Collaborator

Biography

Dr. Jay Pepose is a subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis.. He is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University and Medical Director of Pepose Vision Institute and the Lifelong Vision Foundation.

 

Dr. Pepose earned an MD- PhD at UCLA School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the Cogan Award from ARVO, the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Gold Fellow of ARVO.

 

He has served as an Executive editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology and on the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and The Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is cited in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

JOSE LUÍS GÜELL

Founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department

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Dr. Jose Luís Güell

Collaborator

Biography

Dr. Jose Luís Güell is a founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department.

 

He is founder member of the EuCornea (European Society of Cornea Specialists). Dr. Jose Luis Güell holds a PhD in Ophthalmology from Barcelona University and he is a Master Professor at IMO.

 

He received the International Society of Refractive Surgery ISRS award in 2008.