Gabriel Junyent Giralt (1950) is Telecommunications Engineer (UPM, Madrid, 1973), and holds a PhD degree in Communications (UPC, 1979, Barcelona). He has been teaching assistant (UPC, 1973-1977), adjunt (UPC, 1977-1983), associate (UPC, 1983-1985), professor (UPC, 1985-1989), and he is full professor since 1989.
In the last 15 years he has participated in more than 34 national and international R&D projects, both public (CICYT, DURSI, European Commission or CIRIT) and private funded. Since 1982 he has published more than 25 journal papers and book chapters (IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optical Communications, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, among others). In the last years he has published more than 30 conference papers (N&OC, LEOS, CLEO, OFC, ECOC and SPIE international conferences, among others), more than 50 conference papers in national conferences, and has made several presentations as invited speaker.
He has been, among other merits, director of UPC’s Telecommunications Engineering School (1986-1989), member of the Organizing Commitee of the Spanish ‘Jornadas de Comunicaciones por Fibras Ópticas’ (1983-1988), member of the Technical Commitee of the ECOC conference (1986 and 2002), responsible and co-founder of the Center of Advanced Broadband Communications (C.CABA), R&D responsible of UPC’s Optical Communications Group (GCO), and Salvá y Campillo prize to the most relevant (1998) and most original (2000) research project, given by the Catalan Telecommunication Engineers Association.