Prof. Joel Villatoro received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in optics from the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, Puebla, Mexico, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is currently Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. Prior to his current position, Prof. Villatoro was a research fellow in industrial photonics at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Birmingham, U.K., and Ramon y Cajal researcher at the prestigious Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain. He has also held research posts at the Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Leon, Mexico, the University of Valencia, Spain, and the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Prof. Villatoro is the author of more than 130 scientific publications and 7 patents. He is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions to the research and development of interferometric optical fiber sensors and their applications. For such contributions, he was awarded the distinction of OSA Fellow in 2021. To date, he has more than 5000 citations and h-factor of 40. He has given around 26 invited talks at international events. Prof. Villatoro’s research interests include interferometric sensors based on standard, multicore and photonic-crystal fibers, applications of sensors in real-world environments, and development of micro- and nano-sensors for biomedical applications.
For JLT, he is handling submissions on the following topics:
Fiber Optic Sensors
Optical Fiber Interferometers
Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors
Optical Fiber Devices
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