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Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed solving problems. Design, create, build, find solutions… in other words, make things happen. This is the reason why I chose to become an engineer.
I hold an MEng in Telecommunication Engineering, an MSc in Communication Electronics and a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the Public University of Navarra (Spain).
I moved to UK in 2016, when I joined the University of East Anglia as Marie Curie Individual Fellow. Since September 2018 I am Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering delivering different modules related to electronics and control systems.
Postgraduate research opportunities
I always welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students. Our research opportunities allow you to search for projects and scholarships and there is further information about becoming a Postgraduate Research student at UEA here.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
I have 13 years of doctoral and postdoctoral experience in the field of optical fibre sensing. Specifically, my research interests focus on the design, development and fabrication of optical fibre sensors based on different sensing architectures.
I always try to develop my projects from a practical point of view, collaborating with the industry. My goal is to develop sensors that can meet real needs in sectors such as environment, transport, health and safety, construction, energy and healthcare.
Engineering Foundation Year Course Director
Doctor of Engineering, Public University of Navarra
1 Sep 2008 → 21 Oct 2011
Award Date: 21 Oct 2011
Master of Engineering, Public University of Navarra
Award Date: 26 Jun 2009
Assistant Lecturer, Public University of Navarra1 Sep 2013 → 4 Sep 2016
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Public University of Navarra20 Nov 2011 → 31 Aug 2013
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Lettice, F., Alexander, M., Askounis, A., Baker, A., Cammidge, A., Chao, Y., Fabian, L., Fielden, J., Hernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, M., Hui, O., Kaplani, E., Khimyak, Y., Liss, P., Lord, R., Marin, M. J., Mayes, A., Melendi-Espina, S., Nolte, S., Romanov, A., Saeed, A., Sobolewski, A., Tolhurst, T. & Wright, J.
6/11/20 → 5/05/22
Hernaez, M., 4 Jun 2020, In: Sensors (Switzerland). 20, 11, 3 p., 3196.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)
Enhanced covalent p-phenylenediamine crosslinked graphene oxide membranes: towards superior contaminant removal from wastewaters and improved membrane reusabilityKandjou, V., Perez Mas, A., Acevedo Munoz, B., Hernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, M., Mayes, A. & Melendi-Espina, S., 15 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 380, 120840.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
High-performance optical ﬁber humidity sensor based on lossy mode resonance using a nanostructured polyethylenimine and graphene oxide coatingHernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, M., Acevedo Munoz, B., Mayes, A. & Melendi-Espina, S., 1 May 2019, In: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 286, p. 408-414 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Citations (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Interfacial crosslinked controlled thickness graphene oxide thin-films through dip-assisted layer-by-layer assembly meansKandjou, V., Hernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, M., Acevedo Munoz, B. & Melendi-Espina, S., Dec 2019, In: Progress in Organic Coatings. 137, 105345.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
Lossy Mode Resonance Generation by Graphene Oxide Coatings onto Cladding-Removed Multimode Optical FiberHernaez Saenz De Zaitigui, M., Mayes, A. & Melendi-Espina, S., 1 Aug 2019, In: IEEE Sensors Journal. 19, 5, p. 6187-6192
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)26 Downloads (Pure)