Hugo Carreno-Luengo received the degree in Aeronautics Engineering (Plan Antiguo de Estudios “bachelor+master”, Specialization in Spacecrafts) from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronauticos (ETSIA) at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) in 2010. From 2009 to 2010, he performed the Proyecto Final de Carrera (PFC) at the Departamento de Aeronaves y Vehiculos Espaciales. In 2011, he performed the Master of Space Science and Technology at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), and later he was awarded with a predoctoral fellowship by the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC). In 2016, he received the Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) from the UPC.
From 2012 to 2015, he was the Principal Investigator (PI) of the TORMES and TORMES 2.0 projects for ESA and a co-PI in the E-GEM European Commision FP7 project (http://www.e-gem.eu/) . From 2013 to 2014, he was a visiting researcher at ESA-ESTEC, DLR, Esrange Space Center, and in the summer of 2016 he was invited by the China Great Wall Industry Coorporation (CGWIC) to assist the launch campaign of the 3Cat-2 CubeSat (http://noticiasdelaciencia.com/not/20775/lanzados-los-satelites-mozi-lixing-1-y-3cat-2/) at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) as the representative of the European consortium (CSIC, DEIMOS, GFZ, NORUT, IFREMER, etc). In 2016, he was awarded with a NASA/JPL fellowship for a postdoctoral position (2016-2017) to work within the NASA’s SMAP and CyGNSS missions. In 2017, he was awarded with the first position of the government Juan de la Cierva award for research at Centre Tecnologic de Telecommunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), and with an IEEE GRSS award for the best PhD Thesis / young researcher in Geoscience and Remote Sensing .
He has published 8 journal papers as the first author in the first quartile of JCR impact factor, and he has a total number of 30 scientific publications. In 2016 he received the accreditation for Profesor Ayudante Doctor by ANECA, and AQU. Dr. Carreno-Luengo has defined his own research line on the use of advanced systems in Earth Remote Sensing using Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R). The 3Cat-2 mission (http://noticiasdelaciencia.com/not/9947/desarrollo-del-nanosatelite-3cat-2/) was the main topic of his research at UPC, where he performed numerous experimental field campaigns (ground-based, airborne, stratosphere) and theoretical simulations to evaluate the GNSS-R scattering properties over boreal forests at L-band (fractal geometry, soil moisture, roughness, etc). At present, he collaborates with different European research groups, and he is advising several students (TFG y TFM) at UPC. During his predoctoral research, he coordinated and advised more than 10 students for the implementation of the 6UCubeSat 3Cat-2, and the proof-of-concept of the GNSS-R payload during two ESA-sponsored stratospheric fligths.