Public University of Navarre (UPNA)
Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering
+34 948 169 734
Miguel A. G. Laso (S’99-M’03) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Navarre, Spain, in 1997 and 2002, respectively.
From 1998 to 2001, he was with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Public University of Navarre, as a doctoral fellow student. He was an Assistant Professor in the same institution from 2001 to 2006 and an Associate Professor (Profesor Titular) since 2006, always involved with teaching and research duties related to optical communications and microwave engineering. From 2002 to 2003, he was also a Research Fellow with the Payload Systems Division of the European Space Research and Technology Centre, European Space Agency (ESTEC-ESA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands. His current research interests comprise periodic structures, Inverse Scattering problems, and synthesis techniques for filters and multiplexers in the microwave and millimetre-wave frequency ranges, and their applications in wireless and space communications. He is the Head of the Microwave Components Group (MCG) at UPNA and, during his career, he has published dozens of journal papers and contributed to major international conferences. He has also led dozens of projects with public and private funding within the MCG-UPNA and he holds several international patents.
Dr. Laso is a member of several professional and scientific international associations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He is TPRC member of the MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and reviewer of several other international conferences and journals.
He was the recipient of a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to support his doctoral research at the Public University of Navarre from 1998 to 2001, and another one to support his postdoctoral research at the European Space Agency from 2002 to 2003. He has been the recipient of several prizes including the Spanish National Prize to the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Telecommunications (2002) awarded by the Spanish Telecommunications Engineers Association (COIT/AEIT) and the Junior Research Award of the Public University of Navarre (2003). He has been also the recipient of the 2005 Spanish National Prize for the Best Project in Innovation in Higher Education awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. He was also co‑founder of TAFCO MetaWireless S.L., a spin‑off company of the Public University of Navarre.