Juan Herranz Álvarez

Managing Director

Juan Herranz, is the Managing Director of Proactive R&D. Juan performed his PhD in the Beam Instrumentation group of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Juan has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering by Polytech Annecy-Chambery and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Juan’s professional experience is based in ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) where he has been working as Mechanical Beamline Engineer for the construction of 2 Beamlines, and at CERN where he participated as Mechanical Engineer, first in the construction and integration of the LHCb experiment and later in the Beam Instrumentation group, where he was in charge of the development, procurement and maintenance of differed beam instruments. Juan has a solid back ground in the field of accelerator technologies, he has attended specific training courses as USPAS (United States Particle Accelerator School), CAS (CERN Accelerator School) or JUAS (Joint Universities Accelerator School). Juan has good competencies in thermal and mechanical calculations, high precision mechanics and Ultra High Vacuum design requirements. Juan is someone innovative, pragmatic that enjoys a challenge and likes to share knowledge.


David Pérez Medialdea

Postdoctoral Fellow

David Pérez obtain a BSc in Theoretical Physics at the Universidad de Granada (UGR) in 2003. He holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering (Photonics) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 2010. His main research was the development and characterization of liquid crystal photonic devices based on polymer conductors and liquid crystal lenses. During 2008, David Pérez realised a research stay at Universiteit Gent (Belgium) analysing ion drift and diffusion in liquid crystal devices (LCDs). In 2011 he obtained a MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC). Between 2012 and 2016, he worked as an Optical Engineering at the IAA-CSIC within the CARMENES project supporting optical design and cryogenic tasks. David Pérez was also involved completely in the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) of the CARMENES near infrared channel at the 3.5m Calar Alto telescope. Since late 2016, David Pérez holds a postdoctoral fellow at Proactive Research and Development S.L. providing valuable support and expertise on the fields of cryogenic and optical design.


Elena Gimeno Sánchez

Consultant at E2c Consulting

Elena Gimeno has studied a Business Administration Degree in Pompeu Fabra University and a Controlling Postgraduate Degree in the UPF Barcelona School of Management in Barcelona. She works as consultant for E2c Consulting, which offers business support to high technology-based companies like Proactive R&D and Alibava Systems. Here, she performs administrative and finance control tasks and has developed the Final Project of the Business Administration Degree for this company. It is called “International Commercial Plan for the EASy Launchment” and it is dedicated to one of the most recent products of Alibava Systems.