Miguel Hernaez


  • 1.01b Sciences

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PhD projects

Optical fiber sensors for remote monitoring of challenging contaminants in water

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Personal profile


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

I have 15 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.

Administrative Posts

School of Engineering Senior Advisor

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Public University of Navarra

1 Sep 200821 Oct 2011

Award Date: 21 Oct 2011

Master of Engineering, Public University of Navarra

Award Date: 26 Jun 2009

External positions

Assistant Lecturer, Public University of Navarra

1 Sep 20134 Sep 2016

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Public University of Navarra

20 Nov 201131 Aug 2013

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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