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Scientific Associate of


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Humberto Cabrera

Prof. Humberto Cabrera

Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and regular associate at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy.


Prof. Humberto. Cabrera graduated in Physics in 1990 at the “ST Kliment Ojhridski” University of Sofia (Bulgaria). He was receiving a master degree in optics at the ISPJAE University in Havana and later he developed his PhD thesis at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). He was one the founder of the Applied Physics Centre at the IVIC-Mérida in which he is currently the head of the Applied Optics Laboratory and scientific leader of various research projects addressed to new laser technologies, industrial, and medical applications of lasers. The laboratory research is centered on optical techniques and methods for the characterization of media and processes in different scientific disciplines, in technology and biomedicine. It has facilities for thermal lens spectroscopy, classical, speckle and self-mixing interferometry, dynamical speckle techniques, and photodynamic therapy. The laboratory offers advice on optics, laser technology, and optical radiation metrology for scientific and medical institutions, industries and research projects. In 2011 he was appointed Regular Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.