Laboratory For Innovation In Opto-Mechanics

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The LIOM Research Team is integrated by the following research staff at IAC:

  • Jeff Kuhn
  • Rafael Rebolo
  • Nicolas Lodieu  
  • Mª Auxiliadora Padrón Brito
  • Patricia Fernández Izquierdo
  • Natalia Arteaga Marrero
  • Paula Sola de la Serna
  • Diego Alberto Tamayo Guzman
  • Alejandro Ruiz Sabina
  • Víctor Quintero León

Moreover, the following external collaborators are members of the International External Collaborators' Advisory Body:

The team will be complemented by 3 PhD students to do research related to optics, wavefront control and optomechanics.
To help establish this network and its cross-disciplinary research goals we will co-locate the new LIOM research team in the IACTEC facility. This will be ergonomically designed to facilitate open collaboration for both local (IAC own resources) and virtual (Advisory Board) participating members. In fact, a significant draw for our non-local participants will be our broad non-astronomical scientists/engineers and our developing optomechanics laboratory space at IACTEC that will be available to all. Our external collaborators will be encouraged to send their graduate students to LIOM for intermittent, but ongoing collaborations with LIOM’s team.