Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university, holding two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence. More than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM. The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems (generation of 40 patents/year thanks to its Technology Transfer Office and 20 spin-off/year (70% survival rate) trained and mentored by the UPM Center for Innovation Support). UPM is the first Spanish university in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime, signing annually around 600 contracts with private businesses. On 17thJuly 2019, UPM obtained the ‘HR Excellence in Research Award’ within the European Commission Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) initiative. UPM graduates around 5.000 students every year and there are more than2.000 students enrolled in PhD programs (200 Ph.D degrees per year).
The Institute for Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) is an interdepartmental institute at UPM researching on science and technology of semiconductor and magnetic materials, nanostructures and devices for photovoltaics, optoelectronics, and spintronics. It has a strong tradition and expertise in the growth of semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Over 30 researchers work at ISOM together with 25 PhD and MSc students.
José María Ulloa ESR3 main supervisor, Chair of Research and Development Coordination Committee)