Dr. Santiago M Olaizola is a researcher in the Unit of Microelectronic and Microsystems in CEIT. He received his degree in Engineering in 1996, and PhD in Engineeering in 2000 from the University of Navarra. Later he receivied his PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield in 2004.
Since 2003, he has led the Photonics Team from the Unit of Microsystems. He has focused in the field of micro/nanofabrication using pulsed and ultrafast laser sources. In this area, he has developed a 4-beam interference tool for industrial laser processes and currently he is also involved in the development of robust surface micro/nanofabrication processes using ultrafast laser sources. He routinely works in close contact with local Basque and Spanish companies in applications such as metrology, industrial manufacturing (polishing, plastic injection, etc.) and optical sensors.
He has been involved in 25 national and international research projects covering both basic and applied research and is co-author in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and communications in conferences. He is also co-applicant in 7 patents