Simulacions òptiques S.L. (known by its registered brand SnellOptics) is a SME which was founded in 2003 as a start up of the specific research centre of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). SnellOptics research, technological and commercial activities focus on two main subjects; polymeric lenses for LED lighting and optical measurements equipment with a well defined scientific objective; and development of state-of-the art optical equipment. SnellOptics has considerable experience developing optical equipment for scientific and industrial sectors. In particular SnellOptic has amassed expertise in the optical equipment for small displacements using reference-in-sample arrangements, high precision photometric measurements and non-contact medium scale surface topography and wavefront characterisation. SnellOptics has the capability to design and manufacture hardware optical equipments to be used in scientific and industrial measurements. Current research projects include the development of novel massive photometric measures, optical equipments for biological reagents and pollution measurement equipments. Website: www.snelloptics.com
Contact person: Carles Picarles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Role of Snelloptics in the COMMON SENSE project: Sensor design and development in WP6 (multichannel photonic device) and field testing.
Profile of staff involved in the project:
Carles Pizarro Bondia: He is the Business manager of SnellOptics since 2009. He received a PhD in Optical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (2002). His main research activity is in the field of optical design in the Centre for Sensor Systems and Instrumentation (CD6) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He participated in several publically funded projects and partnership contracts with companies for technology transfer into 30 projects (six linked to government agencies and 24 to private companies). He has published articles in international journals and has made presentations at numerous international conferences. He will be the person in charge of scientific and technical aspects for the assigned tasks.
Patricia Blanco Nieto, MSc in Physics. She is administrative Manager and the Computer Optical Design Manager of SNELL since 2006. She is pursuing PhD in Optical Engineering studies in the optical design group at the Centre for Sensor Systems and Instrumentation (CD6) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She participated in several publically funded projects and partnership contracts with companies for technology transfer. She has made several presentations at international conferences.