Physics teaching interests

  • Information and communication technologies & physics teaching.
  • Reality immersive physics teaching. Out-of-classroom physics teaching.
  • Introductory courses as a link between General and Higher Education.
  • Development of professional competences from first-year physics university courses.
  • Low cost technologies for physics teaching experiments in developing countries.
  • Applied mathematics and education development.
  • Development of strategies and tools for on-line and home-made physics teaching experiments.

Selected publications

Characterization of linear light sources with the smartphone’s ambient light sensor
I. Salinas, M. H. Giménez, J.A. Monsoriu, and J. C. Castro-Palacio, The Physics Teacher 56, 562 (2018).

Direct visualization of mechanical beats by means of an oscillating smartphone
M. H. Giménez, J. C. Castro-Palacio, and J. A. Monsoriu, The Physics Teacher 55 (2017) 424.

Diffraction and spatial structure of electronic components of everyday use: motivating experiences for engineering students
J. J. Barreiro, A. Pons, J. C. Barreiro, J. C. Castro-Palacio, J. A. Monsoriu, Am. J. Phys. 82 (2014) 257-261.

Cover of Volume 82, Issue 3, March 2014, American Journal of Physics.

A quantitative analysis of coupled oscillations using mobile accelerometer sensors
J. C. Castro-Palacio, L. Velázquez-Abad, F. Giménez, J. A. Monsoriu, Eur. J. Phys. 34 (2013) 737–744.

Highlighted in Advances In Engineering website.

Using the mobile phone acceleration sensor in Physics experiments: free and damped harmonic oscillations
J. C. Castro-Palacio, L. Velázquez-Abad, M. H. Giménez, J. A. Monsoriu, Am. J. Phys. 81 (2013) 472-475.

Pioneer article on smartphone sensors and Physics teaching experiments in Higher Education. 

You can find more on SmartPhysics project website.