Jose A. R. Salcedo#


Jose A. R. Salcedo
Email:jose.salcedo 'at' atla-lasers.com
Membership Number:2539
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:PORTUGAL
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:jsalcedo
Elected:2008
Homepage: http://www.atla-lasers.com



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 to present Founder and CEO, ATLA Lasers, in Trondheim, Norway. ATLA is focused on picosecond and femtosecond mid-IR lasers for chemical fingerprinting of organic compounds and advanced materials processing applications
  • 2003 to 2014 Founder and CEO, Multiwave Photonics, in Porto, Portugal. Multiwave was focused on pulsed fiber lasers for industrial, monitoring and biomedical applications. In 2012 the high power laser business was sold to a multinational company and the fiber-optic module business was transferred to the spin-off company MWTechnologies
  • 2000 - 2002 Tenured Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computers, University of Porto, Portugal
  • 1985 - 2000 Tenured Associate Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics, University of Porto
  • 1981 - 1984 Associate Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics, University of Porto
  • 1995 - 2000 Co-Founder and Director of R&D, ENT, SA (EFACEC Industrial Group). ENT was focused on fiber-optic based integrated networks serving data, voice and video applications in utility companies
  • 1994 - 1995 Executive Director, National Science and Technology Fund, Government of Portugal. This 500 MEuro fund financed R&D activities in all areas, in Portugal: Fellowships, R&D projects, scientific infrastructures and science education in general
  • 1984 - 1994 Co-Founder and Director, INESC-Porto Research Institute, and also of its Optoelectronics Center.
  • 1980 - 1981 Senior Scientist, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  • 1980 Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, California
  • 1978 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California
  • 1974 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California
  • 1973 'Licenciatura' (5 yr undergraduate program) in Electrical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Fields of Scholarship
  • Lasers and quantum electronics
  • Fiber lasers

Honours and Awards
  • 1973 NATO Fellow for graduate studies in the US
  • 1973 Fullbright Fellow for graduate studies in the US
  • 1978 IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, California
  • 2009 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award 2009
  • 2010 Seeds of Science Award - Engineering and Technology (Portugal)


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