I graduated in Physics with First Honors at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1997, where I published my first paper as a result of undergraduate work in optoelectronics. My PhD thesis at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), the first in any area of Physics defended in this young university, constituted the introduction of a new research line in the Physics Department, namely, Magnetic Nanoparticles, in which I have subsequently published more than 50 JCR papers (see publications section). More specifically, some of this work deals with exchange-biased nanostructures, often core-shell structured particles, and some other with collective properties (often superspin glass behavior) and magnetoresistance in strongly interacting particle systems.
In 2004 I was awarded an EIF Marie Curie fellowship to research at the University of Liverpool. In 2008, I succeeded in the last “Habilitación Nacional” on-site examinations to become Associate Professor in Applied Physics (my current position) and a decade later I obtained the accreditation for Full Professor from the ANECA agency. Recent invited talks include international conferences “APS March Meeting” (Baltimore, 2016), “Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology” (San Sebastián, 2015), and “VIII International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism” (Perpignan, 2013). Chairman of a symposium on Substitution of Critical Raw Materials in the 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society.