International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

Joaquín López Herraiz, PhD.

Director IMP-Engineering

Joaquín López Herraiz, of Madrid, received his undergraduate degree in fundamental physics from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 2003, where he obtained his PhD in Nuclear Physics in 2010. His PhD thesis was focused on experiments performed at the Jefferson Lab (Virginia, USA) using a high-energy electron beam to study the properties of the heavy nuclei. In the meantime, he earned a M. Sc. in Biomedical Physics in 2008, working on high-performance tomographic image reconstruction with clusters of computers and graphics processor units (GPUs).

He has participated in more than 12 research projects funded with public grants, and his researched produced the small-animal PET image reconstruction software “FIRST” under worldwide commercialization by General Electric (GE) and SEDECAL. In the last few years, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Madrid-MIT m+Vision program where he leaded two projects to improve the capabilities of PET and MRI scanners in collaboration with hospitals and universities in Boston and Madrid.