Physicist specialized in electron microscopy
ICREA Research Professor at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). Graduated in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), he went on to obtain his PhD in transmission electron microscopy as applied to nanostructured materials from this same university in 2001, earning the European Doctorate label in recognition of the project’s European dimension, as well as the university’s extraordinary doctorate award. He then held the position of assistant professor at the UB, before becoming a group leader at the Science Materials Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in 2009, as well as the scientific supervisor of this institute’s electron microscopy facility. It was here that he began his personal and professional mission to improve Barcelona’s baseline electron microscopy infrastructure, an endeavour he has continued to pursue at the ICN2, which he joined in 2015 as the leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group.
In 2017, he became the president of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME), having been its vice president from 2013 to 2017 and board member since 2009. In 2019, he became a Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM). He was also appointed by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) as the scientific supervisor of its strategic multidisciplinary area of Electron Microscopy.
Other recognitions include the 2014 EU40 Materials Prize, the 2014 EMS Outstanding Paper Award and being listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. He currently has more than 360 peer-reviewed publications.