Interview to Pascuala García-Martínez at «Oscilador Armónico»

On May 17th 2023, Pascuala Garcia-Martinez was interviewed at «Oscilador Armónico”, the podcast broadcast about physics made at IFIC – Instituto de Física Corpuscular, a joint center of CSIC and teh University of Valencia.

Access to the interview at the following link.

The program of that day was entitled «Óptica, Fotónica y la Física de la Luz»  and along the interview, Pascuala talked about the International Day of Light, some of the many applications that Optics and Photonics has nowadays, and about her work and research.


5Torneo KHETLaser KHET tournament at FecitElx 2018

TecnOPTO participated again at FecitElx, the science and technology fair of Elche. On May 5th a KHET tournament was organized.

This laser chess game was arranged by students of Computer Engineering of UMH. The winners received one KHET game.

In the picture, Maria del Mar and the students organizing the tournament!


María del Mar Sánchez presents our last activities in outreach & education in photonics

María del Mar Sánchez presented the last activities in outreach & education in photonics developed by our group at the 1ª Jornada de Innovación Colaborativa de la UMH (1st UMH Workshop on Collaborative Innovation) held in Elche on the 20th of June, 2017. This workshop gathered educators of Elementary Schools, Hight Schools, and Universities.

The presentation, entitled «La divulgación como instrumento de innovación educativa: el caso de la Fotónica» (in Spanish), can be viewed at the following link:


ICO Newletter

The International Commission for Optics (ICO) highlights TecnOpto outreach activities during the International Year of Light

The ICO Newsletter of July 2016 highlights the outreach activities we developed in the International Year of Light to promote Optics in secondary schools. This initiative has been possible thanks to the first ICO prize for the promotion of optics and photonics that was awarded to the Spanish Society of Optics (SEDOPTICA). This award provided the funds to acquire photonics educational kits that were distributed in different schools all over Spain.

The complete ICO Newsletter can be downloaded here: ICOJul16-4


CEIP EL Palmeral Elche

TecnOpto participates at the «Project of the Light» at the primary school CEIP El Palmeral, in Elche

On 2016 May 12th, Maria del Mar Sánchez and Ignacio Moreno participated at the Project of the Light – El projecte de la Llum that were organized at the primary school CEIP El Palmeral, in Elche. During two days, the school was devoted to all kind of activities related to the light.

We contributed in various forms:

1) We brought panels from the exhibition Light beyond the Bulb, that were exposed in the library.

2) We brought different experiments and demonstrations of different optical phenomena. We also brought the Khet game to play laser chess at the school.

3) We trained some of the students in the sixth grade to help us, and they did a great job showing the experiment to other younger students.



Foto AjedrezTecnOpto participates at Fecit Elx 2016

María del Mar Sánchez & Ignacio Moreno participated at Fecit Elx 2016, the Science and Technology Fair of Elche, organized by our university. This is the second edition of this fair, and this year we contributed with three different events:

1) We showed again our demonstration workshop, where we made different experiments on optics. Kids and paterents enjoyed with us on Friday and Saturday morning at the Elche Congress Center.

2) We brought two exhibitions: Light beyond the bulb, and Women in Light Science and Light Technologies.

3) Finally, we organized a game of laser chess: the KHET tournement. In the picture you can see of the players. It was a lot of fun!




Ignacio Moreno talks about Photonics at the XVII IEEE Spanish Student Brach Meeting

Ignacio Moreno gave the invited talk entitled «Photonic Technologies: Essential told for current engineering», at the XVII IEEE Spanish Student Branch Meeting, held in UMH – Elche. This meeting is organized by the IEEE Student Branchs in Spain, and this year it has been organized by the UMH IEEE Student Branch in April 2016, from 7th to 10th.

During his presentation, Ignacio talked about all the possibilities that Optics & Photonics offer in the different areas of modern engineering, from fiber optics in communications, lasers of industrial applications, LEDs sources for lighting, or biomedical optical applications.

The picture shows Ignacio with Jonatan Ramón, the president of the UMH Branch, at the end of the talk, with a gift given to the speaker.



Taller Fotónica

Optics & Photonics at Aspe

Ignacio Moreno participated on the Week of Science and Nature at the city of Aspe, with a presentation entitled «OPTICS & PHOTONICS: A STIMULATING SCIENCE», that was presented to students of IES Villa de Aspe , in October 8th 2014.

Cartel – III Semana de Ciencia y Naturaleza


sábado, 2 de diciembre de 2023