Carlos Lopez-Martinez received the MSc. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
From October 2000 to March 2002, he was with the Frequency and Radar Systems Department, HR, German Aerospace Center, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From June 2003 to December 2005, he has been with the Image and Remote Sensing Group – SAPHIR Team, in the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (I.E.T.R. – CNRS UMR 6164), Rennes, France. In January 2006, he joined the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as a Ramón-y-Cajal researcher, Barcelona, Spain, where he has been associate professor in the area of remote sensing and microwave technology until April 2017. Since May 2017 he is responsible of the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling team in the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology in Luxembourg. His research interests include SAR and multidimensional SAR, radar polarimetry, physical parameter inversion, digital signal processing, estimation theory and harmonic analysis.
He is associate editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing and he served as guest editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He has organised different invited sessions in international conferences on radar and SAR polarimetry. He has presented advanced courses and seminars on radar polarimetry to a wide range of organizations and events. Dr. López-Martínez has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings in the Radar Remote Sensing and image analysis literature. He received the Student Prize Paper Award at the EUSAR 2002 Conference and co-authored the paper awarded with the First Place Student Paper Award at the EUSAR 2012 Conference. He has also received the IEEE-GRSS 2013 GOLD Early Career Award.