ENRIQUE GONZÁLEZ MATEO INTERNS AT THE IVIO-UPV CHAIR
The technical engineer of Telecommunications, Enrique González Mateo, has joined the team of the IVIO-UPV Chair of Campus Gandia to carry out his internship doing research on the applications of ultrasound on hard tissues of the body.
In his own words, from childhood he always considered music and technology to be his two main hobbies, leading him to study the Degree in Sound and Image in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Alicante. However, the bachelor’s degree “wasn’t fulfilling” so he decided to continue his studies with the Master’s Degree in Acoustic Engineering at the UPV.
His interest in ultrasound was sparked by Doctor Francisco Camarena, Professor of Ultrasound in the Master’s degree program he is studying, as well as Director of the IVIO-UPV Chair. “When Francisco Camarena showed us the Ultrasound Medical and Industrial Laboratory (UMIL) research projects, I became even more curious about the myriad of clinical applications that this type of sounds could have,” he says. This interest in learning more led him to contact the Chair and propose his Master’s Final Project in this field of research. As a result of his TFM research project, he began his internship period.
Enrique’s research work focuses on studying image reconstruction using different excitation and post-processing techniques of the signal received by the device that transforms ultrasound into images. The final objective of his research is to help reduce the challenges involved in the use of ultrasound on hard tissues, such as teeth, to reduce the reflections they cast and achieve more detailed images that allow the detection of breaks and cracks in teeth or bones. The ultimate objective is to substitute current X-ray techniques in order to avoid the negative health effects that continued exposure to X-rays may induce. He also indicates that this method could even redeployed outside of the healthcare field and used for other activities, such as the detection of cracks in concrete beams.
In terms of his experience as a student and fellow during the current Coronavirus crisis, he highlights the important work being carried out by the entire UPV and its teaching staff to transition to online teaching, as well as the measures applied by the IVIO-UPV that combine laboratory research with teleworking to guarantee the safety of all its members.
Despite being 100% focused on his work as a researcher and on finishing his TFM, Enrique points out that thanks to the warm welcome and the wonderful treatment from his colleagues in the lab, he does not rule out continuing to do research with them.
EXTENSION OF THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE IV IVIO CHAIR PRIZE FOR THE BEST TFG/TFM IN DENTAL TECHNOLOGY
The IVIO-UPV Chair extends the submission period for papers competing in the fourth edition of the IVIO Chair Award for the best TFG/TFM in dental technology until December 31, 2020. All student who have presented their TFG or TFM during the 2019-2020 school term in a Spanish university and whose subject matter falls within the scope of the Chair may apply.
The applications must include a summary with the objective, methodology, results and the most relevant conclusions of the research. This year’s €1,000 cash prize will finance the participation of the winner in a convention, conference or symposium in the field of dental technology, and where the results of the TFG or TFM will be presented.
You can consult all the information on the requirements set out in the call.