Daniel Jaque obtained the “Certificated in Physics” by the Susses University (UK) in 1995, being incorporated at that time into the research gropu of Prof.. Peter Towndsend. He started then his research activity working on the optical properties of ion implanted waveguides fabricated in nonlinear crystals by ion implantation. As a consequence of his research activity at Sussex University, he published his first research paper, published in 1996.
In 1996 he started his PhD thesis at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) within Prof. García Sole´s group. During his three-year PhD he focused his research activity in the development of nonlinear solid state lasers covering the different stages: fluorescence and non linear characterisation, cavity design and laser gain experiments. In 1999 he passed the PhD defense with his Doctoral Thesis entitled “The NYAB: a red, green and blue solid state laser”, a work that was awarded with the “Special doctoral prize” given by UAM.
At the end of 1999 he moved to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) as an assistant professor. He incorporated to Prof. J.L. Vicent´s group and he dedicated the following two years to the study of the optical and magnetic properties of nano-structured magnetic thin films as well as to the study of vortex dynamics in nano-structured superconducting thin films.
In 2001 we moved back to UAM and were again incorporated in the Laser Spectroscopy group. During the following two years we was involved in the study of novel systems showing intrinsic optical bistability based whether on ferroelectric transitions or in nonlinear pump induced heating processes.
In 2006 he was awarded with the “Young Researcher Award” by the European Association for the Study of Rare Earths and Actanides.
In 2006 he moved his research interest towards the micro/nano structuration of optical material by ultrafast laser inscription covering not only practical aspect but also fundamental ones. Indeed, he has been a pioneer in the application of confocal fluorescence imaging techniques for the understanding of the light-matter interaction at the femtosecond time scale. The know-how acquired on confocal fluorescence imaging techniques has allowed him facing new research areas such as fluorescence imaging of living cancer cells and fluids.
In 2009 he was elected as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of UAM.
Also in 2009 he was an invited visiting professor in Heriot Watt University (UK) and in Swinburne University of Technology (Australia).
During his entire research career Daniel Jaque has published more than 170 international papers in peer reviewed journals with more than 1800 citations and a h index of 23.
From 2008 till 2009 he acted as a Topical Editor of Optics Express.
Finally, it should be mentioned that he is co-author of the teaching book entitled “An introduction to the optical spectroscopy of solids” whit more than 1000 books sold.
Some of my publications that may be of interest.