juaky5Joaquín López Herraiz

 

Medical Imaging Research Fellow

http://mvisionconsortium.mit.edu/

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-9234-2010

 

 


Surname: López Herraiz    Name: Joaquín                                  Sex:  Male  

Nationality: Spain

e-mail: herraiz at mit.edu

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

Postdoctoral M+Vision Research Fellow, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, USA, Since July 2011.

 

EDUCATION

 

·         B.Sc. in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, October 1998-2003.

·         M.Sc. Course of Pedagogical Adaptation, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, June 2004.

·         M.Sc. in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, October 2005.

·         Ph.D. in Physics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, May 2010, “Study of the Quasielastic Reaction (e,e'p) in Complex Nuclei: Theory and Experiment", with the honors ”Summa Cum Laude” and “Doctor Europeus”.

·         M.Sc. in Biomedical Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, October 2008.

 

MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS

 

·      Biomedical Imaging:

o    Nuclear Modalities(PET, SPECT), X-Ray CT and Ultrasound CT.

o    Tomography Image Reconstruction

o    Development for Imaging Technologies

·      Nuclear Physics:

o  Lepton  Scattering by Nuclei

o  Nuclear Structure

o  Experiments with Radioactive Beams

o  Radiotherapy Planning 

·      Advanced use of cluster of computers and GPUs for Biomedical Physics.

 

FORMER POSITIONS

 

·      Ph.D. fellowship, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, (Spain) March 2004 - 2008.

·      Research Associate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, (Spain) April 2008-2010.

·      Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCM, Spain, May 2010 – May 2011.

 

RESEARCH RECORD (SUMMARY)

 

·      35 articles co-authored in biomedical physics and in theoretical and experimental  nuclear physics, according to Web of Science (January 2011)

·      Participated in 10 research projects funded with public grants.

·      Participated in an industrial partnership with Hospital Gregorio Marañón.

·      Co-advisor of a M.Sc. thesis (Elena Herranz) and a B.Sc. project (Daniel Parcerisa).

·      Two invited talks at international conferences.

LANGUAGES 

 

·      Spanish as mother tongue.

·      Good command of English, written and spoken.

  (Completed all levels at the Official School of Languages in Spain)

·      Basic knowledge of French.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

·      Second best paper award in the High Performance Medical Imaging Workshop, IEEE NSS-MIC Conference, Orlando 2009

·      OTRI-UCM Award to the best idea for a technological spin-off company, 2006

·      Postdoctoral fellowship, ARTEMIS Research Project. 2010-2011

·      Predoctoral fellowship, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1988-1992

·      High-School Best Student Award (Cuenca, Spain) 1999

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Over five years of experience lecturing a variety of topics, at undergraduate education in the Bachelor in Physics, at Universidad Complutense (Madrid):

 

·      Laboratory of Physics

·      Calculus.

·      Nuclear and Particle Physics.

·      Laboratory of Nuclear Physics.

 

At postgraduate level, a course (35 hours) lectured in a M. Sc. in Medical Physics at the Universidad National de Costa Rica.

 

PATENTS AND INTELECTUAL PROPERTY

 

J.L. Herraiz, S. España, J.M. Udías, J.J. Vaquero, M. Desco. FIRST: Fast Iterative Reconstruction Software for (PET) Tomography. Register Nº 3806, October 2007.

 

LONG-TERM STAYS AT RESEARCH CENTERS

 

·      Lund University, Lund (Sweden). 2006. Duration: 3 months

·      Thomas Jefferson Lab National Accelerator Facility (JLab). Virginia (USA). 2007. Duration: 2 months

 

LARGE FACILITIES EMPLOYED 

 

·      Electron continuous beam Jefferson Laboratory (JLab). Virginia (USA).

  From 2005 to the present, as frequent user

·      High Capacity Cluster for Physics Computations. UCM (Madrid).

  From 2006 to the present, as frequent user 

·      Isotope beam facility ISOLDE. CERN (Switzerland)

  From 2006 to the present, as occasional user

 

ACADEMIC PROJECTS SUPERVISED

 

Co-advisor of the following projects:

 

·      M. Sc. thesis in Biomedical Physics - "Formulación de modelos dinámicos de distribución temporal de fármacos en animales de laboratorio y contrastación con datos adquiridos en PET". Student: Elena Herranz Muelas- June 2009

 

·      B.Sc. project - "Correcciones radiactivas en la reacción cuasielástica 12C(e,e'p)11B" Student: Daniel Sanchez Parcerisa - June 2009.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS IN WHICH I HAVE PARTICIPATED

 

·         "Technologies for improving the characteristics of a front-end PET scanner." FIT-330100-2004-30 (PROFIT), 2004-2005.

 

·         “Electron Scattering  in a Storage Ring  (eA collider) ELISe”; GSI-INTAS, 03-54-6545 and 05-1000008-8272. UE-INTAS research fund. 2004-2007.

 

·         “Modeling of High Resolution Detectors and High Performance Iterative Reconstruction Methods for PET”, PI052583, National funding scheme, Sanitary Research Fund (FIS). 2006.

 

·         “Experiments with exotic nuclear beams, R+D for FAIR: R3B, EXL and ELISE”, FPA-2006-07393. National funding scheme. 2006-2007.

 

·         “Experiments with exotic nuclear beams, R+D for FAIR: R3B, EXL and ELISE”, FPA-2007-62616. National funding scheme. 2007-2009.

 

·         “Consortium for the development of advanced technologies in medicine, CDTEAM”, consortium of 22 companies and 34 national  institutions. National Funding Scheme, CENIT@INGENIO-2010 program. Project of industrial cooperation. 2006-2009.

 

·         “Development of a multimodal molecular imaging system for the study of cancer therapy”,  and “Technologies for improving characteristics of a high performance PET system”, both projects of industrial cooperation, funded under the National funding scheme, coordinated by SUINSA Medical Systems. 2005-2007.

 

·         “Modeling of PET scanners for small animals and methods of statistical  reconstruction”, financed by Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica del Hospital Gregorio Marañón. Project of industrial cooperation with Hospital Gregorio Marañón. 2004-2010.

 

·         ARTEMIS-CM: Advanced Real-Time Multimodality medical Imaging. Network coordinated by Hospital Gregorio Marañón and granted by Comunidad de Madrid, P2009/DPI-1802. 2010-2013.

 

·         ENTEPRASE, "Research in Technologies for Radiotherapy Guided by Images and Simulations". National  funding scheme. MICINN, Program of public-private cooperation. subprogram of singular and strategic projects. Project of  industrial cooperation coordinated by GMV. PSS-300000-2009-25, 2009-2010.

 

SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS

 

1. J.L. Herraiz, S. España, J. Cal-González, M. Desco, J.J. Vaquero, J.M. Udías. Fully-3D GPU PET Reconstruction. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.12.043

 

2. J. Cal-González, J. L. Herraiz, S. España, J.J. Vaquero, M. Desco, J.M. Udias. Study of the stability of CT – based Positron Range Correction in High Resolution 3D PET Imaging. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.12.041

 

3.  S.  España,  L.M.  Fraile,  J.L.  Herraiz,  J.M.  Udías,  M.  Desco  and  J.J.  Vaquero, Performance evaluation of SiPM photodetectors for PET imaging in the presence of magnetic  fields, Nuclear  Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 613, 308-316, 2010.

 

4. E. Vicente, J.L. Herraiz, M. Cañadas, J. Cal-González, S. España, M. Desco, J.J. Vaquero, J.M. Udías, Validation of NEMA NU4-2008 Scatter Fraction estimation with 18F and 68Ga for the ARGUS small-animal PET scanner. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conf., In Press, 2010.

 

5.   J.L. Herraiz,  S.  España,  S. García, R. Cabido,  A.S. Montemayor, M. Desco,  J.J.

Vaquero and J.M. Udías, GPU Acceleration of a Fully 3D Iterative Reconstruction

Software  for PET  using CUDA, IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical  Imaging

Conf., ISSN:1082-3654, 2009. Second best paper award.

 

6. S. España,  J.L. Herraiz, E. Vicente,  J.J. Vaquero,  M. Desco, J.M. Udias. PeneloPET, a Monte Carlo PET simulation tool based on PENELOPE: Features

and Validation, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54, 1723-1742, 2009.

 

7.  J.  Cal-González,  J.L.  Herraiz,  S.  España, M.  Desco,  J.J.  Vaquero  y  J.M.  Udías, Positron  Range  Effects  in  High  Resolution  3D  PET  Imaging,  IEEE  Nuclear  Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., ISSN:1082-3654, 2009.

 

8.  J.L.  Herraiz,  S.  España,  E.  Vicente,  E.  Herranz,  M.  Desco, J.J.  Vaquero,  J.M.  Udias, Frequency  Selective  Signal  Extrapolation  for  Compensation  of  Missing  Data  in Sinograms, IEEE Nuclear  Science  Symp. and Medical  Imaging Conf.,  4299-4302, 2008.

 

9.  E.  Vicente,  S.  España,  J.L.  Herraiz,  E.  Herranz,  J.M.  Udías, M.  Desco, J.J.  Vaquero, Nonlinear Effect of Pile-up in the Calibration Curve of a Small Animal PET Scanner, Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf. IEEE; 5391-5395, 2008. 

 

10. S.  España,  J.L.  Herraiz,  E.  Vicente, E.  Herranz,  J.J.  Vaquero, M.  Desco,  J.M.  Udías. Improved  Image Reconstruction  in  Small  Animal  PET Using  a  Priori  Estimates  of Single-Pixel  Events.  2007  IEEE Nuclear  Science  Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 3876-3880, 2007. 

 

11. S.  España,  J.L.  Herraiz,  E.  Vicente, E.  Herranz,  J.J.  Vaquero, M.  Desco, J.M.  Udías. Validation  of  PeneloPET  Against  Two  Small  Animal  PET  Scanners.  IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 3640-3643, 2007. 

 

12. J.L.  Herraiz,  S.  España,  E.  Vicente,  J.J.  Vaquero,  M.  Desco,  J.M.  Udías.  Noise  and physical  limits  to maximum resolution of PET  images. Nuclear  Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 580(2): 934-937, 2007. 

 

13. J.L.  Herraiz,  S.  España,  E.  Vicente,  E.  Herranz,  J.J.  Vaquero, M.  Desco,  J.M.  Udías. Revised  Consistency  Conditions  for  PET  Data.  IEEE  Nuclear  Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 3865-3870, 2007.

 

14. J.L.  Herraiz, S.  España, J.J.  Vaquero, M.  Desco, J.M. Udías.  FIRST:  Fast  Iterative Reconstruction  Software  for  PET)  Tomography.  Physics in Medicine  and  Biology, 51; 4547-4565, 2006.

 

15. J.L. Herraiz, S. España, E. Vicente,  J.J. Vaquero, M. Desco, J.M. Udias. Optimal and Robust PET Data Sinogram Restoration Based on the Response of the System. 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 3404-3407, 2006.

 

16. S.  España,  J.L.  Herraiz,  E.  Vicente,  J.J.  Vaquero,  M.  Desco,  J.M.  Udias. PeneloPET, a Monte Carlo PET Simulation Toolkit Based on PENELOPE: Features and Validation. 2006  IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 2597-2601, 2006.

 

17. J.L. Herraiz, S.  España, J.M.  Udías, E.  Vicente, J.J. Vaquero, M. Desco.  Statistical Reconstruction Methods in PET: Resolution Limit, Noise and Edge Artifacts. IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., Vol 4, 5, 2005.

 

18.  S.  España, G.  Tapias,  L.M.  Fraile, J.L.  Herraiz, E.  Vicente, J.M.  Udias, M.  Desco,  JJ Vaquero,  Performance  Evaluation  of  SiPM  Detectors  for  PET  Imaging  in  the Presence  of Magnetic  Fields,  IEEE Nuclear  Science  Symp.  and Medical  Imaging Conf. IEEE; 3591-3595, 2008, ISSN: 1082-3654, 2008.

 

19. E. Vicente, M. Soto-Montenegro, S. España, J.L. Herraiz, E. Herranz, J.J. Vaquero, M. Desco,  J.M.  Udías.  Influence  of  Random,  Pile-up  and  Scatter  Corrections  in  the Quantification  Properties  of  Small-Animal  PET  Scanners.  2007  IEEE  Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 3964-3968, 2007. 

 

20. E.  Vicente, J.J.  Vaquero,  S.  España,  J.L.  Herraiz,  M.  Udías,  M. Desco  Normalization  in  3D  PET:  Dependence  on  the  Activity  Distribution  of  the  Source. IEEE Nuclear Science Symp. and Medical Imaging Conf., 2206-2209, 2006. 

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNALS 

 

1. S. Riordan et al. (J.L. Herraiz, among 118 authors) Measurements of the Electric Form Factor of the Neutron up to Q2=3.4GeV2 Using the Reaction 3He-(e-,e'n)pp, Physical Review Letters 105(26) - 5 pages, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.262302. December 2010.

 

2. J.A. Caballero, M.C. Martínez, J.L. Herraiz, J.M. Udías, Superscaling analysis of the Coulomb Sum Rule in quasielastic electron-nucleus scattering, Physics Letters B, Vol. 688, pp. 250-257, April 2010

 

3. J.L. Herraiz, M. C. Martínez, J.M. Udias, J.A. Caballero, Overview of neutrino-nucleus interactions, Acta Physica Polonica B, Vol. 40, 2405-2419 (2009).

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

 

·         Member of  the Royal Spanish Society of Physics (RSEF) since 1998.

·         Member of  IEEE, Nuclear and Plasma Science Society, Science and Computing Society, and of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, since 2004.

 

OTHER MERITS

 

§  Participated in 4 Educational Projects "PIE - Project for Innovation in Education". Funded by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2005-2008).

 

§  Degree of Youth Outdoor Activities Instructor – Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha – 1999.

 

§  Software Skills: Good knowledge of Fortran, Maple, Matlab, C, C++, CUDA, ROOT, html. Administrator level using Windows and Linux, Parallel computing with LAM/MPI.