July 2015

CESyA awarded an accesit in the Fundación Caser´s 2015 "Dependency and Society Awards"


The Spanish Centre of Subtitling and Audio Description (Centro Español del Subtitulado y la Audiodescripción, CESyA), has been awarded an accesit in the category “Excellence in Dependency” by the Fundación Caser.

News in UC3M


June 2015

2015 ¡Por la óptica y la fotónica!


Article published in Análisis madri+d by Joaquín Campos, member of SINFOTON, celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Análisis madri+d

April 2015

X Prize madri + d Best Patent awards ceremony


Dr. Sonia Martín-López, researcher at Universidad de Alcalá and member of SINFOTON, received on 23rd April 2015, on behalf of all the co-inventors, the Prize to the Best Patent awarded by the Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d.


March 2015

Miguel González Herráez, member of SINFOTON, awarded Premio Miguel Catalán (ex aquo) to the best researcher under 40 in Madrid


Link to madri+d 


February 2015

SINFOTON researchers awarded the X Prize madri + d Best Patent 


The patent 'Sistema para la mejora del rango dinámico y la reducción de la incertidumbre de medida en sensores distribuidos sobre fibra óptica' -coowned by Instituto de Óptica 'Daza de Valdés' (IO-CSIC), Universidad de Alcalá and ADIF was awarded the prize to the best patent in by the Fundación Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d.


The inventors, Juan Diego Ania (Instituto de Óptica 'Daza de Valdés'),  Pedro Corredera ( Instituto de Física Aplicada)  and  Sonia Martín and Miguel González (Universidad de Alcalá) are members of the SINFOTON-CM Programme


Link to madri+d

New detection technologies for bacterial pathogens


Interview to Morten Geday, member of SINFOTON and coordinator of the European project RAPTADIAG, on the new technologies for the detection of bacterial pathogens, published in number 39, pp. 6-8, of research eu, RESULTS MAGAZINE from the European Commission.

Research*EU results magazine no. 39
Documento Adobe Acrobat [3.6 MB]

January 2015

SINFOTON Kick-off meeting


The kick-off meeting of the SINFOTON-CM Programme was held at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos on 16 January 2015. In this meeting, the Programme´s objectives, activities and Committees were introduced. A total of 66 researchers from the participating groups and laboratories attended and 27 oral contributions were presented.

Optic fiber for recording the temperature in extreme industrial environments


Optic fiber is normally used in the field of telecommunications to transmit information using light, but a group of researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), participants in SINFOTON, has developed a technique that makes it possible to use optic fiber as a thermometer in extreme industrial environments.