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Scientific Associate of


ICO Awards

Affiliated Commission of

Luis V. Ponce Cabrera

Prof. Luis V Ponce Cabrera

Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México, (CICATA-IPN), Unidad Altamira, México.


Prof. Luis V. Ponce received his PhD in 1996 from Havana University. In 1987 he joined the Institute of Materials and Reactive at Havana University. He holds eight patents and has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications. He managed over 50 research projects, ten of them financed by industry. He is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, travelling lecturer of SPIE in 2009 and senior member of IEEE. Until 2000 year he was a member of the ICO Cuban Territorial Committee. He has concentrated his research on the design and development of laser instrumentation, laser-matter interaction and industrial and medical laser applications. At present he is a head of the Laser Technology Laboratory in CICATA-IPN, Mexico.

Prof. Ponce has received several awards including the Pan-American Award in Food Science and Technology in 2006; the most Innovative Product Award of the Mexican Association of Directives for Applied Sciences and Technological Development in 2007; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico in 2007, and the Distinguished Researcher Award of the Cuban Ministry of High-Education in 2000.