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 the University of 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. 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. I lead the Applied Nanomagnetism Group at the IRICA Institute since its creation in 2014, with current interest in magnetic nanocomposites for energy and sensor applications. The group collaborates closely with Uppsala University, IBN-Singapore, ICN2 – Barcelona, NTNU – Trondheim, and NCSR Demokritos – Athens, among others.
In 2004 I was awarded a postdoctoral EIF Marie Curie fellowship to research at the University of Liverpool with scattering expert Prof. Jonathan Goff; I have been a Visiting Professor at Cagliari (2016) and Tampa (2019). In 2008, I succeeded in the last “national habilitation” on-site examinations to upgrade to Associate Professor in Applied Physics, becoming Full Professor in 2019. In the last few years I have published in high-impact journals such as Advanced Functional Materials, Physical Review Letters or Chemistry of Materials, given invited talks at prestigious conferences such as the International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism (ICFPM, Perpignan, 2013), APS March Meeting (Baltimore, 2016) and ACS Spring Meeting (Orlando, 2019), and chaired two symposia on Substitution of Critical Raw Materials in the 2016 (Lille) and 2018 (Strasbourg) Spring Meetings of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).