On Monday, November 7, 2022, our great friend Ana passed away, suddenly, with great sorrow for all her family, José Vicente and Pelayo, her parents Ángeles and Jesús, her sister Susana, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law, and nephews, and for those of us who treated her personally, such as all her colleagues from the GAM research group, and from the iTEAM R&D institute.

After completing her studies of Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Vigo, Ana arrives in Valencia in 2008, where she studies the Official Master in Technologies, Systems and Communications Networks, and soon, she gets a scholarship in the Microwave Applications Group (GAM) at the Telecommunication and Applications Institute (iTEAM).

Then, thanks to a grant from Generalitat Valenciana (Regional Government) programme “Gerónimo Forteza”, she continues her work with the GAM and follows the PhD programme on “Telecommunications”, receiving the Doctoral degree in 2014, which paved the way for a new R&D line of the GAM group, developed under collaboration with CIMITEC, a research and technology transfer centre focused on metamaterials technology.

Since 2015, Ana continued to work as a research staff member of iTEAM with a doctoral degree, being actively involved in several R&D contracts and projects of the GAM group, always with great dedication, thoroughness and excellent results, and in new activities with other research centres, companies and international organizations.

She was always a model of dedication, effort, professionalism, and good spirit, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she works with. She also showed a very kind willingness to listen, and help, anyone close to her who might need it.

I am fully sure that we will all remember Ana with great affection, we will see her reflected through their loved ones, and she will be always in our hearts.

Vicente Boria, on behalf of GAM and iTEAM.