Laia Nadal Reixats obtained her MSc Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació de Barcelona (ETSETB) of the University of Catalonia (UPC) in July 2010. In October 2010, she was awarded with the FPI grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) to perform her PhD within the framework of the National project DORADO in the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). In April 2012, she obtained the European Master of Research on Information and communication Technologies (MERIT) from the Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) department of the UPC. In 2013, she was awarded with a grant to perform a short stay within the FPI program from MINECO. Specifically, from May to August 2013 she was a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar in ADVA Optical Networking (Germany). In November 2014, she received her PhD degree (Cum Laude) from the TSC department of the UPC. From February 2015 to February 2017 she has held a Postdoctoral position at CTTC. Currently is a Researcher of the Communication Networks Division at CTTC.
She has been involved in several European and Spanish national R&D proposal preparation and projects, such as FP7 STRAUSS (G.A. 608528), FP7 IDEALIST (G. A. 317999), PIC4TB (113553) and FARO (TEC2012-38119) . In the present, she is involved in DESTELLO (TEC2015-69256-R), H2020-ICT-2016-2 METRO-HAUL (G.A. 761727), EU H2020 BLUESPACE (G.A. 762055) EU H2020 PASSION (G.A. 780326) and ONFIRE H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 (765275), where she is leading a technical WP. She has also authored and co-authored more than 60 publications including journals, conferences and book chapters.
She has supervised one MsC thesis and she has given invited talks (FiWiN5G winter school). She has been a reviewer of different journals such as IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Photonics Journal and Optical Fiber Technology Journal. She has been part of the organization committee of ‘International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems’ (ISWCS), which took place in Barcelona in August 2014, and the Wireless World Research Forum 39, held in Castelldefels in October 2017.
Her research interests include signal processing and advanced modulation formats for optical communication systems. Moreover, she has experience in the characterization of components, in measurement methods, experimental configurations implementation and programming interfaces of different lab instruments.