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CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION
October 1995 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, Spain. Thesis: Dynamic properties of magnetic colloidal particles and holes. Supervisor: Prof. J.M. Rubí Capaceti
1992-1995 Graduate studies, Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics, Dept. de Física Fonamental , University of Barcelona, Spain.
1988-1991 M. S., Theoretical Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain.
1986-1988 B.S., Physics, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
1986 Graduated first (out of 200 students) from high school.
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
Nov. 2006-now Associate Professor, Dept. de Física Fonamental, University of Barcelona, Spain.
July 2010 Guest Scientist, Complex Systems Lagrange LAB, Fondazione ISI, Turin, Italy.
 Feb-March 2010  Visiting Scholar, Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
July 2009 Guest Scientist, Complex Systems Lagrange LAB, Fondazione ISI, Turin, Italy.
July 2008 Guest Scientist, Complex Systems Lagrange LAB, Fondazione ISI, Turin, Italy.
August 2007 Guest Scientist, School of Science, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
Nov. 2001-Nov. 2006 Ramón y Cajal Research Scientist, Dept. de Física Fonamental , University of Barcelona, Spain.
Oct.-Dec. 2005 Guest Scientist, KITP, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
July 2003 Visiting Scientist, Physics Department, Rome University "La Sapienza" , Italy.
October 2002 Visiting Scientist, Physics Department, Rome University "La Sapienza" , Italy.
March 2002 Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, University of Paris-Sud, France.
October 2001 Visiting Scientist, Physics Department, Rome University "La Sapienza" , Italy.
Feb. 00-Nov. 2001 Assistant Professor, Dept. de Física Fonamental, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Jul. 00-Sep. 2000 Guest Scientist, Condensed Matter Research Group , ICTP , Trieste, Italy.
Oct. 98-Feb. 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Condensed Matter Research Group , ICTP , Trieste, Italy.
Jan.-Sept. 1998 Postdoctoral Associate, Condensed Matter Theory, MIT , Cambridge, USA.
Host: Prof. Mehran Kardar
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Condensed Matter Theory, MIT , Cambridge, USA
Host: Prof. Mehran Kardar
1992-1995 Predoctoral Fellow, Dept. de Física Fonamental ,University of Barcelona , Spain.
Spring 1995 Visiting Scientist, Hill Center, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.Host: Prof. Joel Lebowitz
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1996-present

Topological defects, and defect-mediated phenomena.
Jamming/yielding transition of dislocation assemblies.
Multiscale modeling of dislocation dynamics and plastic deformation in crystalline materials.
Flux lines in high-Tc superconductors: Equilibrium and dynamic properties, phase transitions.
Soft condensed matter.
Percolation transition in jammed granular packings.
Vibration spectra of biopolymeric networks.
Nonequilibrium fluctuations in sedimenting colloids.
Aggregation kinetics of magnetorheological fluids.

1992-1995 Ferrofluids: Rheology, rotational relaxation and aggregation processes.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of liquids : Applications to ferrofluid hydrodynamics.
Fluctuation induced phenomena.
Quantum relaxation of uniaxial magnetic nanoparticles: Theoretical study of the decay of metastable class="mytable" states for arbitrarily oriented fields.
PUBLICATIONS
1993-2012 45 articles already published on international physics journals. See the list of publications
AWARDS
2008-2011 Program I3 Award, Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia & Generalitat de Catalunya.
2004-2008

"Distinció per a la Promoció de la Recerca Universitària", DURSI, Generalitat de Catalunya

FELLOWSHIPS
July 2003 "Short scientific stay abroad" grant, University of Barcelona.
June 2000 "Short scientific stay abroad" grant, University of Barcelona.
Oct. 98-Sep. 00 Postdoctoral Fellowship, ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIRIT, Generalitat de Catalunya.
1996 European Commission TMR Grant, Pr. No. ERB4001GT953562.
1992-1995 FPU Fellowship, CIRIT, Generalitat de Catalunya.
May 1995 "Short scientific stay abroad" grant, CIRIT, Generalitat de Catalunya.