Miguel A. G. Laso received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications engineering from the Public University of Navarre, 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. In the same institution, he was then an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2006 and an Associate Professor since 2006, always involved with both teaching and research duties in 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, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. His current research interests comprise periodic structures, photonic/electromagnetic bandgap structures, Inverse Scattering problems, and synthesis techniques for filters, especially in the microwave and millimetre-wave frequency range, and their applications for telecommunications.
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 Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He acts as reviewer for several journals of these societies and he is a member of the technical programme committee of several international conferences. 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 a Spanish National Prize to the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Telecommunications (2002) awarded by the Spanish Telecommunications Engineers Association (COIT/AEIT) and the Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado of the Public University of Navarre (2003). He has been also the recipient of a Spanish National Prize for the Best Project in Innovation in Higher Education awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in 2005.