Gonzalez Juanjo - Gaia
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Universitat de Barcelona and UPC
Juanjo González completed his Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2010 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona). His thesis was focused on molecular spectroscopy applied to art works analysis in the Raman spectroscopy group.
His journey into the world of space missions began in 2010 when he worked at Pildo Labs in the SMOSCat project, aimed at augmenting the resolution of the SMOS satellite measurements using disaggregation methodologies.
Juanjo joined the Gaia team at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in January 2012. He is the IDT, IDU and DPCB Test Manager. He is also working as a software and testing engineer mainly focused on implementing and validating scientific and technical developments in IDT, and in the data handling, management and arrangement at DPCB - specially on the DPCB Data Manager (DDM).
In parallel, Juanjo is doing a PhD at the UPC in the Raman spectroscopy group. His research is based on pattern recognition applied to the identification of artistic materials, crucial in the conservation, restoration and authentication of art works. He thus combines his passion for astronomy and art, working on Gaia and at the UPC.
Juanjo left Gaia DPAC in 2019.
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