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  • Area: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
  • e-mail: miguel.berueteATunavarra.es
  • Phone number: [+34] 948 16 9727 (ext. 9727)

Currently, I work as a Full Professor at the Public University of Navarra, and I have been accredited as a University Chair since December 20, 2023. My research career is focused on the study and application of disruptive devices based on metamaterials, in a coherent and constant evolution. At the beginning I authored three highly cited papers on metamaterials: Opt. Lett. 29, 2500 (2004)>170 citations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 197401 (2004)>750 citations; Opt. Express 14, 5445 (2006)>130 citations.

In 2009 I started my post-doc in UPNA as PI of the prestigious Consolider EMET Engineering Metamaterials project (CSD2008-00066) and I focused my research on extraordinary transmission metamaterials (which I discovered during my PhD period) and obtained several milestones: first global demonstration of a THz fishnet metaprism and THz metalenses.

During my Ramón y Cajal fellowship (2012-2016) I launched an independent research career with several groundbreaking results including invisibility cloaks (of enormous mass-media relevance), graphene devices, etc. In 2017, I was appointed UPNA Distinguished Researcher, in recognition of my outstanding research activity and shortly after, I got a position as Associate Professor and joined Navarrabiomed as head of the Multispectral Biosensing Group. In 2021 I was upgraded to Associate Professor (Titular de Universidad). Currently I have 3 six-years research (“sexenios”): 2003-08, 2009-14, 2015-20.

Recently, I have expanded my research horizons to encompass a wide range of technologies, from mmWaves to the infrared, across multiple fields. Of particular significance is my collaboration with Dr. J. S. Dolado (CFM-CSIC) on the revolutionary concept of Photonic Metaconcrete (PMC) - a sustainable alternative for radiative cooling structures that combines metasurfaces with cement-based materials. This cutting-edge research has been recognized by the EU through funding for the MIRACLE project, and has also received support from the Spanish Research Agency. I am excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible and making a real-world impact with this innovative work.

IMPACT: My impact in the field is evident through my h-index of 39, with over 500citations (Scopus) and my inclusion in the Stanford University’s list of the top 2% most-cited scientists in the world since the first edition (2020-2023) is a testament to my contributions.

SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION: Nearly 160 international journal papers (104 Q1; 27 D1, 11 invited), 5 book chapters, near 300 international conferences (1 plenary, 1 keynote, 31 invited), and over 70 national conferences.

PROJECT MANAGMENT: 48 research projects of regional, national and international scope and have been PI in 15. Currently I am PI in 5 projects: 2 regional, 2 national (TED2021-132074B-C33, CPP2021-008757) and 1 European (MIRACLE; H2020-FETOPEN-964450) related with radiative cooling PMC.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: 25 research contracts, PI in 7 of them. Currently, I am PI in 1 research contract funded by the European Defense Agency (EDA). I am investigator of 3 international patents. I am capitalist partner of the company Tafco Metawireless.

THESIS SUPERVISION: 9 PhD Theses (+2 ongoing) all of them with the highest rank. Four of my previous students are now working in top universities with a solidly established research career and nine of them are working for technological companies.

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES: 12 international seminars and participation in many press, radio and television interviews and documentaries disseminating my research.

COMMITEES: Member of Juan de la Cierva Commission (2019). Project evaluator for ANEP (2016-2022), Israel Science Foundation (2019), COIT Awards (2017-2023), “The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation” Georgia (2011, 2013), Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland (2008). I have been external evaluator for university promotion in Greece. I have been PhD tribunal member of 11 theses and I am editorial board member of several journals.

AWARDS: Research Award in the Area of Exact, Biological, Medical, and Technological Sciences from UPNA for the overall personal scientific trajectory, in the 2023 call. UPNA Research Award for the best scientific contribution made during 2017 and 2018; 3rd Best Poster Award in the conference METANANO 2020; 2nd prize MMS2014 Yarman-Carlin Best Student Paper Contest; “Disruptive Concept Award" of the RADAR Conference 2014; Extraordinary UPNA PhD Award (2006-2007); 3 CST University Publication Awards in 2016, 2012 and 2005; XII Talgo Award for Technological Innovation; and co-author of the 2016 URSI Young Scientists Award.

MILESTONES: Article highlighted by physicsworld as relevant photonics research [J. Appl. Phys. 125, 084104, (2019)]. Article [Adv. Opt. Mater. 5, 1600606 (2017)] selected by Advanced Optical Materials included in the "Metasurfaces" virtual issue to highlight recent groundbreaking research in this area. Publication [Opt. Photonics News 26, 35 (2015)] selected by the magazine Optics & Photonics News as outstanding research in optics of 2015. Another article [J. Opt. 16, 94009 (2014)] was included in the "Highlights of 2014" of Journal of Optics and was the cover of the special issue on THz photonics.

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