Alejandro Diaz-Morcillo

COSMIC WISPER :

Alejandro Diaz-Morcillo

Current position:

Professor

Affiliation:

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Field of research:

Microwave engineering, dark matter axion detection, resonant haloscopes,  application of haloscopes to gravitational wave detection.

What is your career trajectory to date?

1995- 2003:Numerical methods (finite element method) applied to electromagnetics.

From 2000: dielectric characterization of materials at microwave frequencies, and design of high power microwave devices.

From 2016: Analysis and design of detection experiments of dark matter axions, within RADES and IAXO collaborations. From 2021, also participating in CADEx experiment.

Please find a brief bio below.

What are the most exciting open questions in your research area?

Regarding DM axions detection experiments, new non-mechanical tuning procedures, new more sensitive detectors based on single photon detectors.

What role do you think a network like COSMIC WISPers can play in developing WISP searches in Europe?

To connect researchers along Europe to organize the different WISPs studies. As a DM axion experimentalist I feel a dispersion of groups / collaborations in comparison with USA.

Bio:

Alejandro Díaz-Morcillo received the Ingeniero (M.S. Eng.) and Doctor Ingeniero (Ph.D.) degrees in telecommunication engineering, both from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Valencia, Spain, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. From 1996 to 1999, he was a Research Assistant in the Department of Communications at UPV, and in 1999, he joined the Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, as a Teaching Assistant, where he is currently Professor since 2011. He leads the “Electromagnetics and Matter” Research Group at UPCT and his main research interests include numerical methods in electromagnetics, microwave engineering (communications, high-power applications, detection of particles) and dielectric characterization. He has been Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UPCT during 2015 and President of UPCT (2016-2020).

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