José M. Catalá-Civera was born in Valencia, Spain, in February 1969. He received the Dipl. Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 1993 and 2000, respectively.
Since 1996, he has been with the Communications Department, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where he received the Readership in 2000, becoming a Full Professor in 2011. He is currently the Head of the Microwave Applications Research Division, Institute for the Applications of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
He has coauthored about 100 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings and more than 50 engineering reports for companies. He is a reviewer of several international journals. He holds 13 patents. His research interests encompass the design and application of microwave theory and applications, the use of microwaves for electromagnetic heating, microwave resonators, measurement of dielectric and magnetic properties of materials, and development of microwave sensors for nondestructive testing.
Dr. Catala-Civera is an IMPI Member. He is currently a Board Member of the Association of Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (AMPERE), a European-based organization devoted to the promotion of RF and microwave energy.