Benjamín Alonso received his Degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Salamanca, Spain. During his PhD he worked in post-compression of high-energy laser pulses and the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses in the spatiotemporal domain (STARFISH technique). After that, he was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Porto, working in developments and applications of the d-scan technique. He has worked as assistant teacher in Salamanca and now he is Marie-Curie researcher at Sphere Ultrafast Photonics.
Helder Crespo received his Degree and PhD in Physics from IST, Lisbon. During his thesis he pioneered a technique for generating multicolour ultrafast pulses at LOA, Palaiseau, France, and built the first few-cycle femtosecond laser in Portugal. He was a visiting scientist at MIT, USA, where he designed and built CEP-stable sub-two-cycle lasers. He is co-founder of the Ultrashort Pulse Laboratory of the University of Porto, where most of his research is performed today.
Rosa Romero received her Degree and MSc in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her experience in lasers started 15 years ago, working in nonlinear propagation and laser-matter interaction. During her PhD, at the University of Porto, she developed new optical fiber sensors and nano-devices for telecommunications. She worked in industry in the design and product development of nanosecond high power pulsed fiber lasers for 7 years. Currently she is devoted to the development of new solutions for the ultrafast laser market. She also holds an EMBA by the Porto Business School.