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Andrea Gonzalez Montoro was born in Valencia, Spain, in December 1992. She received the M.S. degree in Medical Physics in 2015, and defended her Ph.D., in Physics in the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics of the University of Valencia, in 2018. The thesis achieved an outstanding mark with Cum Laude and international distinction.
She has been mostly working on the design and evaluation of high efficiency Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detector blocks based on monolithic crystals and SiPMs, and on the implementation of positioning-algorithms for an accurate 3D photon impact coordinate determination within the detector. She has also been involved in the study of PET detector block compatibility with magnetic fields. As a result of the Ph.D., studies she published 5 peer-review articles as first author and 9 more as co-author.
- Bachelor of Science, Universidad De Valencia (2014)
- Master of Science, Universidad De Valencia (2015)
- Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad De Valencia (2019)
Honors and Awards
- The Ph.D., thesis achieved an outstanding mark with Cum Laude and international distinction at the University of Valencia, Spain, 2018.
- GRANT: 2018 IEEE NSS-MIC Trainee Grant, for the contribution: Accurate method providing intrinsic spatial resolution on monolithic based PET detectors.
- GRANT: 2017 IEEE NSS-MIC Trainee Grant, for the contribution: A method to measure the Intrinsic Detector Resolution on Monolithic crystals.
- AWARD: Winner of the 2017 Young Scientist Best Poster Award, for the Poster entitled: Detector Block performance based on a monolithic LYSO crystal using a novel signal multiplexing method, in the 8th New Developments In Photodetection’
- GRANT: Winner of the 18th iWoRiD, International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors’ Student Grant for the contribution: Towards using large and thick monolithic scintillators with high DOI performance.
- Scholarship: Spanish Research Council (CSIC) 2-year scholarship at the Institute for Instrumentation in Molecular Imaging (i3M), Valencia, Spain. 2016