Dr. Juan Manuel Lopez-Sanchez (Male) M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. From 1998 to 1999 he worked as a predoctoral grant holder at the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Centre of the EU, Ispra, Italy. Since 2000 he leads the Signals, Systems and Telecommunication Group of the UA, where he is full professor. His main research interests include microwave remote sensing for inversion of biophysical parameters, polarimetric and interferometric techniques, SAR imaging algorithms, and applications of radar remote sensing in agriculture and geosciences. In 2001, he received the Indra Award for the best Ph.D. thesis about radar in Spain. From 2006 to 2012 he was the Chair of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He has carried out many research projects of space agencies (ESA, DLR, CSA, JAXA) and is currently member of the Mission Advisory Group of the ESA Earth Candidate mission named Hydroterra. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in refereed journals and more than 130 papers and presentations in international conferences and symposia.
personal webpage: http://www.dfists.ua.es/~juanma/