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DR. PINON HERMIDA VICTOR

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

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Email: vpinon@iesl.forth.gr
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Victor Pinon received his Doctorate degree from the Department of Industrial Engineering II (University of A Coruña, Spain 2011). During his PhD, he explored several approaches to improve the analytical capabilities of the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy technique including the use of femtosecond lasers and double pulse configurations. In 2014 he joined Applied Photonics Ltd in the UK as a Senior Applications Scientist. Among other tasks, he was involved in the design, manufacture, and commissioning of several laser systems that were used in nuclear facilities. In 2021 he joined IESL-FORTH as a research assistant. 

Education

  • 2011, PhD in Physics, Department of Industrial Engineering II, Escuela Politécnica Superior, University of A Coruña, Spain
  • 2001, Diploma in Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela

Career

  • June 2014 – December 2020, Senior Application Scientist, Applied Photonics Ltd, UK.
  • January 2009 – June 2012, Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • February 2007 – December 2008: Marie Curie fellow, program “ATLAS” (Advanced Research Training in Laser Sciences) at Foundation for Research and Technology – Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH-IESL, Crete, Greece.
  • September 2006 -January 2007 Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • February 2006 – August 2006: Marie Curie fellow, program “ATLAS” (Advanced Research Training in Laser Sciences) at Foundation for Research and Technology – Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH-IESL, Crete, Greece.
  • December 2002 – January 2006 Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña.

Interests

  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, development of new methodologies and design of alternative experimental set ups.
  • Optical fibre preparation for coupling and transmission of high-power nanosecond lasers.
  • Software development and data processing and analysis.
  • Mechanical design of optical analytical systems.

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • “LIBS Contest 2008” winner at the “5th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” Berlin, Germany (22-26 September 2008)
  • “Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado” from the University of A Coruña (2011)