PUSONICS is a spin-off company created in 2008 for transferring to industry and R&D centers the new power ultrasonic technologies initially developed at the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) by the Power Ultrasonics Group, (ITEFI) then headed by Prof. Gallego-Juárez in collaboration with the Information Processing and Cryptography Department (DTIC, ITEFI) then headed by Prof. Montoya-Vitini. This Research group has more than 40 years experience in design and development of Ultrasonic devices and is recognized worldwide in Academia.
The majority of Pusonics technical staff has been working in the Power Ultrasonics Group of the CSIC at the development of a number of novel ultrasonic devices for multiphase media processes for various years.
The R&D and Technical Director of PUSONICS, Dr Andrea Cardoni, was formerly a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Glasgow (UK) where his R&D activities have been concentrated in the field of power ultrasonics for the past 11 years. During this time he collaborated with various industries such as Nestlé UK, Mectron Medical Technology, Dukane Ultrasonics, Astrium Eads, through research projects as well as consultancies. His main expertise focuses in the design of ultrasonic devices for manufacturing, surgery, and space applications. His PhD was on the characterization of the dynamic behavior of power ultrasonic devices via finite element analysis and experimental analysis. Within this work he identified and classified a range of nonlinear vibration phenomena of tuned devices which so far have restricted the scale up of ultrasonic technology. Dr Cardoni is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, PARTC, and a member of the Ultrasonic Industry Association. PUSONICS Manager, Mrs Florence Buisson, has been giving administrative support to the research projects, contracts and general activity of the PUG/CSIC during about 20 years. She received formal education on management of start-up technological companies from the IE Business School and EOI Business School, both at Madrid. Prof. J. A. Gallego-Juárez, the key promoter of PUSONICS, and formerly director of the Group of Power Ultrasonics (GUP), CSIC, is the Principal Scientific Adviser. Dr. Eng. G. Rodriguez-Corral with more than 40 years of experience in HPU applications, is Scientific Advisor for New Applications. Both of them participate actively to the follow-up of the different projects and activities.