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Scientific Associate of


ICO Awards

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Omar Ormachea


Universidad Privada Boliviana, Cochabamba, Bolivia


Omar Ormachea Muñoz graduated as a Physicist from the State University of Byelorussia in 1996. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same university in the area of laser physics. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 with the thesis “Nonlinear Formation of Dynamic Holograms in Dye Solutions and Control Methods for Multiwave Mixing”. Since 2002 he is Researcher of the Nonlinear Optics Laboratory of the Department of Laser Physics and Spectroscopy of his Alma Mater. He has been a visiting scholar at the Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per L’Energia” (CNR-ITAE), Messina, Italy (2003) and at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain (2005 and 2006). He is now Full Professor of the Engineering Faculty at the Universidad Privada Boliviana, Cochabamba, Bolivia, director of the Center of Optical Research, and director of Electronics and Telecommunications of the same University. He has received on two occasions the Bolivian National Prize for Science, Technology and innovation and a Medal of Scientific Merit from the Honorable Consejo Municipal de Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has several national and international publications on dynamical holography, laser physics, and optics. He is a member of the Latin American Team of facilitators of the UNESCO ALOP Workshop.