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José Miguel Pérez Rey

Chief Operating Officer

José Miguel is an accomplished aeronautical engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from the University of New York and a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has held several key positions in Airbus, including Head of Production in Seville, Spain and General Manager of MRO in Mobile, Alabama, USA. José Miguel has also been awarded a merit badge in Aeronautical R.D. and has worked as a Flight Test Engineer.

José Miguel’s career in aeronautical engineering began with his studies at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from the University of New York. After completing his education, José Miguel joined Airbus, where he held several key positions, including Head of Production in Seville, Spain and General Manager of MRO in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He has also been awarded a merit badge in Aeronautical R.D. and has worked as a Flight Test Engineer.

José Miguel’s contributions to the field of aeronautical engineering have been significant, and his work has helped shape the industry in many ways. His expertise in technological company strategies and production is a priceless value for COPAL Scientific.

Javier Garmendia

Chief Operating Officer

Javier is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in the professional practice of Technology Law and Intellectual and Industrial Property as chief auditor in compliance audits and professor at the Instituto de Empresa and ICAM.

As an expert in regulatory and forensic risk management of the digital environment, he has a different way of understanding support and accompaniment to clients, always aiming to find solutions that add value by optimizing their business and their time.

His professional career allowed him to dedicate himself to what he enjoys most, supporting new projects, new ideas and their launch to the market.

He has an extraordinary ease of getting involved in each project and a high capacity to work as a team member, always contributing with his strategic vision and knowledge in favor of future economic and social development.

Mercedes Iriarte

Chief Operating Officer

For 12 years, she has worked at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, as a teacher-tutor in different Chemistry Degree subjects, such as Physical Chemistry I: Atomic Molecular Structure (Principles of Quantum Mechanics), Physicochemical Instrumental Techniques o Physical Chemistry II: Spectroscopy and molecular statistics, among others. There, she was co-director of the course “Chemistry to Teach” within the platform of the University of Continuous Training Courses and continues to collaborate on the subject of Biospectroscopy within the Master of Chemical Science and Technology. 

She has carried out studies on the absorption of polluting molecules in the environment, in collaboration with the Environmental Biology and Toxicology Group of the UNED Faculty of Sciences, using UV spectroscopy of 4-methylbenzyliden camphor (4-MBC) and 2 -Hydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone (BP-3) in biological saline culture.

She has worked as a scientific researcher for the University of Alcalá de Henares and carried out the analysis of pigments and substrates using Raman micro-spectroscopy in the project “Contextual study of the paleolithic graphic manifestations of the Los Casares cave” (reference number: SBPLY/18/180801/000080).

Mercedes Iriarte has carried out numerous research projects at the Higher Scientific Research Council (CSIC), where she has also managed to synthesize metal nanoparticles for their application in molecular detection and has developed different types of nano-sensors for the detection of organic pollutants at low concentrations. persistent (POP), as well as a liquid nano-sensor for the detection of potentially carcinogenic solvents.