Our team
Mònica Roca
Mònica is the founder and Director of isardSAT group. As a senior engineer and scientist, she also has responsibilities of the company R&D, and provides senior scientific and technical support to all isardSAT's research projects. With over 20 years of experience in Altimetry, her main expertise area, she also runs some of isardSAT's Altimetry projects.
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Mònica Roca
Managing & R&D Director
Albert García
Albert is the R&D director of isardSAT UK . His main tasks include the design of ground processors, the implementation of algorithms, their validation and testing, managing some projects, supporting the redaction of new proposals and looking for new business opportunities. He is also the community manager of isardSAT's twitter account.
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Albert García
R&D Engineer
Eduard Makhoul
Eduard is a PhD in Electrical Engineering. As a R&D radar/SAR engineer his activities include the development, specification and verification of processing algorithms and specifically the theoretical modeling of retracking algorithms. Thanks to his experience in the definition, evaluation and data processing of innovative SAR sensors, he provides support on SAR imaging proposals. His main research interests include SAR, advanced signal and imaging processing techniques, ground moving target indication, radar system design / calibration / performance evaluation, polarimetry and SAR altimetry.
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Eduard Makhoul
Research Scientist
Roger Escolà
Roger is an R&D engineer at isardSAT Ltd. His main tasks include the development, specification and verification of L1 processing algorithms. He is also involved in the preparation of new project proposals and is responsible of the management of some projects.
Roger Escolà
R&D engineer
Pablo García
Pablo is a R&D radar engineer at isardSAT S.L. His main activities include the specification, development, testing and verification of processing algorithms, with special focus on the instrumental calibration. He is also involved in scientific applications of altimetry measurements, project management and co-writing proposals.
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Pablo García
R&D radar engineer
María José Escorihuela
María José is a PhD in Environmental, Space and Universe Science, Senior Research Scientist and main expertise field on “Water resources monitoring from microwave remote sensing data” at isardSAT. Her application field is on remote sensing using passive and active microwave to the study hydrology and climate change. She is responsible of development and validation of models and algorithms to retrieve geophysical variables from satellite data and technical lead of several international R&D projects. Also she is a PhD thesis supervisor and occasional reviewer for some peer-review journals.
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María José Escorihuela
Senior Research Scientist
Mercè Natividad
Mercè performs administrative duties for the enterprise management. She is involved in the coordination and implementation of the office procedures and has responsibility on specific technical projects and tasks. Her duties include preparing reports and financial data; liaising with the isardSAT team and also with external contacts; and handling the arrangements for travels, meetings and events.
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Mercè Natividad
Management Assistant
Gorka Moyano
Gorka is a SW Architect. He is in charge of the design and implementation of the processing software in its operational stage, as well as serving as a link between the scientific and the software components. Also, he coordinates the development team.
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Gorka Moyano
SW Architect
Mark Pattle
Mark is a Software Engineer at isardSAT UK. His main responsibilities include the implementation of ground processing algorithms, and software development in Python and C++ for a range of different projects.
Mark Pattle
Software Engineer
Qi Gao
Qi is an engineer and PhD candidate in isardSAT. Her main field of research is water resources estimation in continental surfaces using microwave remote sensing. Her main activities include processing algorithms development and water level retrieval.
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Qi Gao
R&D engineer
Lluís Vinyals
Lluís is a co-founder and the Administrative Director at isardSAT. He manages all non-technical activities within the Company: HR, Finance, IT, Legal and Operations, reporting to the Managing and R&D Director. Lluís is involved in the preparation of new project proposals and brings to isardSAT his experience on R&D Project Management.
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Lluís Vinyals
Administrative Director
Anna Bulczak
Anna is a PhD in Earth Science and Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Physical Oceanography field at isardSAT Poland. She is interested in the development of new techniques for the monitoring of the dynamic and energetic oceanic regions where different physical processes interact with each other. Anna uses a synergy of data and methods to gain understanding of ocean dynamics; this includes numerical modelling, reanalysis, remote sensing and _in situ_ measurements.
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Anna Bulczak
Research Scientist
Maite Muñoz
Maite participates at SWICCA project (Service for Water Indicators in Climate Change Adaption) which is about identifying relevant data sources for water management based on user requests, specifying requirements for the data to be useful and also suggesting content and functionality for the metadata catalogue.
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Maite Muñoz
Geomatics Engineer and Land Surveyor
Pau Gallés
Pau is an Engineer in Geology at isardSAT. He is involved in projects to enhance bathymetry by innovating with new algorithms, integrating calculation methods existing in the industry and combining several datasets from different sources.
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Pau Gallés
R&D Geological Engineer
Laia Romero
Laia is isardSAT Group Director of Operations and Strategy. She is responsible for Earth Observation Applications and Services, and Corporate Business Development. Over the last 12 years she has worked extensively in Earth Observation with radar technologies, in the development of applications, deployment and execution of services, and has contributed as a research scientist and manager to several new satellite mission studies. She has solid experience in technical project management and coordination of projects for ESA and the EC in the area of Space Technologies & Applications.
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Laia Romero
Operations and Strategy Director
Vivien Stefan
Vivien has a PhD degree in Hydrology. She is responsible for the development and validation of models used to retrieve geophysical variables from remote sensing data. Her main expertise is in using passive microwave and optical data to derive variables relevant to hydrology and climate change, such as soil moisture and soil evaporation.
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Vivien Stefan
R&D Engineer
Samir Amer
Samir is in charge of ensureing the correct functioning of isardSAT computer systems, guaranteeing uptime, efficiency, use of resources and server security.
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Samir Amer
Informatics
Joe Wood
Joe is a recent Physics BSc graduate, working as a R&D Engineer/Scientist with satellite radar altimeters at isardSAT UK. He mostly works with data analysis, SAR processing, and instrument calibration.
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Joe Wood
Research Scientist
Chandra Taposeaa
Chandra has a PhD in Marine and Numerical Geophysics. As the R&D Scientific/Technical Manager at isardSAT UK, her main activities and responsibilities are to manage scientific and technical projects, identify new business opportunities, and to aide with the preparation of scientific and technical proposals. Thanks to her previous experience in the space industry and through her PhD, Chandra has a strong understanding of various earth observation applications and the needs of end-users. She will be providing support on a managerial level to the projects in the UK.
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Chandra Taposeaa
Scientific/Technical Manager
Clara Costa
Clara is isardSAT Designer and Communications Manager working on the brand development and interactive user experience. After studying Graphic Design and Communication Sciences and with a background in branding, she focuses now in information design, UI/UX design, and brand development.
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Clara Costa
Communications Manager & design
Guillermo Grau
Guillermo Grau is Tech Lead. An experienced aerospace systems and SW engineer, with technical and management experience in the satellite nav and comms domains in large European projects (ESA, EC). Background in digital signal processing (simulation and RT implementation), satellite and aircraft/RPA datalinks, and system design. As a SW engineer his main assets are isomorphic JS (using React / Redux / GraphQL, Node.js and his own tools), IPC and real-time signal processing in C/C++, dataviz (d3, Cesium), and network testing, with a strong emphasis on the user and developer experience.
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Guillermo Grau
Technical Lead
Aytor Naranjo
Aytor is the Business Development Director at isardSAT. He can provide 15 years of experience in water and sanitation infrastructure, environmental management and DRR in consultancy, international development and humanitarian response across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Experienced in the operationalisation of applied technologies to the market / client / end user. Robust understanding of international best practice and contract management skills with multilateral and international agencies e.g. World Bank, DFID, EC, ESA.
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Aytor Naranjo
Business Development Director
Eliazar Lebrón
Eliazar is part of the Administrative Department. His duties include liaising with the isardSAT team as well as external contacts such as accountings and suppliers, handling arrangements and costs for travels, meetings and events.
Eliazar Lebrón
Management Assistant
Ferran Gibert
Ferran is a PhD aerospace engineer. He has a strong background on instrumentation and data analysis for space-born gravitational wave detectors thanks to his experience in the LISA Pathfinder mission. In IsardSAT he is involved in the development and implementation of data processing techniques for SAR altimetry projects.
Ferran Gibert
Aerospace Engineer