A review of some of the highlights of the year in research and science on Campus Gandia:
A researcher at Campus Gandia has been leading a project for over two years that applies the latest advances in signal analysis for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial arrhythmias.
Within the field of sonic crystals, one of the applications developed is a prototype of a new acoustic lens for medical applications. The crystal acts as an acoustic lens that improves the focus of sound waves.
A series of conferences centering on the situation of the Auir Beach (Gandia) in which scientists from different fields addressed the issue from an environmental, tourist and urban-planning perspective.
A study carried out by researchers at the UPV and UV detected occasionally high concentrations of pesticides along the course of the Jucar River. These concentrations do not pose an immediate danger to fish, but the potential effects on metabolism and behavior cannot be ruled out.
A group of Tourism researchers on the Campus is applying the TCC tool to manage the sustainability of protected cultural heritage sites and nature reserves.
A research group at the Campus Gandia, in collaboration with l’ARCA del Mar, has conducted a study to detect sea turtles acoustically using scanning sonar.
The 4th edition of the Social Media Conference hosted a workshop titled “Disseminating Science on Social Media”. This Conference has become a national industry leader and is rolling out its latest edition for February 2015.
To mark International Women’s Day, the “Invisible Female Scientists Seminar” was held with the aim of highlighting the role of women in science and research throughout history. The event featured an exhibition, a theatrical tour and a panel discussion with the participation of researchers from the UPV.
Science Week, which reached its ninth edition in 2014, is an activity that aims to bring science to the general public and especially young college-bound students
This exhibition will bring the scientific research carried out on the campus of Gandia closer to society in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Campus.
Ivan Herrero received the Andres Lara Young Researcher Award granted by the Spanish Society of Acoustics. The graduate Miguel García Pineda won a UPV Special Award for Doctoral Thesis.
In addition, the Campus gained the recognition of the jury of Gandia Grupo Radio Awards for its role as ” an outstanding institution, not only academically, but also in research and development.”
A team of researchers from the UPV has restored a previously unknown art piece by the painter Joan de Joanes. This sixteenth century panel painting of the Crucifixion of Christ is noted for its great chromatic and stylistic richness.
Sara Herrero collaborated with the LIFE + Trachemys project for her Master’s Thesis on Environmental Assessment and Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems at Campus Gandia. Among the many findings, the project has detected that the Safor Marsh has a considerable overpopulation of the Trachemys scripta elegans turtles, known as ‘red-eared sliders’.
Researchers at the UPV developed a pioneering project for the European Space Agency (ESA) aimed at achieving a significant noise reduction in the vicinity of the launch pad during rocket launches.
Campus Gandia researchers took part in the WOOL4BUILD project, whose main objective is to develop a sustainable product for thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings, based on the fur and wool scraps produced in the fur industry.