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Dr. Jorge Andres Diaz

University of Costa Rica
Professor
Dr. Diaz is a University Professor focused on sensor design & instrumentation and head of the Sensor Characterization Laboratory.  He did his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and has become an internationally expert and consultant in gas, flow and pressure sensing characterization and instrument development. He has served as a NASA collaborator on several projects related to evaluation and optimization of portable systems for different earth and space applications earning 5 NASA team achievement awards. He also serves as an international consultant   for US and Europe companies in sensor design and characterization. He holds several patents and awards, including the International Gold Medal from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Scientific Award for his research work and developments. He is known in the scientific community for leading several R&D projects involving the design, integration, and deployment of portable gas measurement systems for in situ gas analysis in harsh environments using both ground and airborne platforms for real time hazards assessment and the calibration and validation of space borne remote sensing instruments. He is also a NASA and JPL contractor in several earth observation and space projects including Space Shuttle, Constellation programs and more recently with Mars and Lunar Lander Missions.  which has been featured in the cover page of both the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (IJMS) and the Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (JASMS) and the Discovery Channel. He has also been invited speaker to the Royal Society of London Catch the Next Wave Conference and the International Workshop on Emerging Technologies Relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) organized by United Nations, as well as given many talks and written   scientific peer reviewed papers in sensor and instrumentation applications for more the 20 years. He is also a NASA and JPL contractor in several earth observation and space projects including Space Shuttle, Constellation program and more recently with the LAVA GC/MS instrument development as part of the RESOLVE Lunar Mission. He has his own company: NTCR Consulting for consulting work on sensor development and characterization for several US and European companies, holds several patents and awards, including the International Gold Medal from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Scientific Award for his research work and developments. His work has been featured in the Discovery Channel and the cover page of both the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (IJMS) and the Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (JASMS). He has also been recently invited as speaker to the Royal Institute of London for the 2016 Catch the Next Wave Conference and the 2017 International Workshop on Emerging Technologies Relevant to The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) organized by United Nations in Rio Brazil.