University of Ioannina, Greece (2011 – 2014). University of Granada, Spain (2004 – 2010)
Physics Degree (University of Granada). PhD Materials Science & Engineering department (University of Ioannina)
PhD – University of Ioannina (2011 – 2014). Postdoctoral researcher – Tyndall National Institute, Cork (2016 – onwards)
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork
Favourite thing to do in science: Keep learning new things every day
About Me: Physicist, from South Spain and recently placed in Cork. I love traveling and physics.
I am from Andalusia (South Spain) where I spent some years till I graduated in Physics and move to Ioannina (Greece) to make my PhD. I live in Cork for about 6 months and despite the absence of summer, I love the city, the people and of course the research institute where I work Tyndall. I like travelling, cycling and from time to time, going to a pub.
My Work: I use very big computers to undertand how materials work and to desing new materials for future applications.
My Typical Day: Putting, removing, pushing and “relaxing” atoms
What I'd do with the money: Support science projects with refugee children
I would like to support children refugee education through a suitable NGO. This will give then the chance to learn and will give them the skills they need to build a better future.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, curious and peaceful
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Any of the rock, jazz or flamenco classics
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What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Meeting very nice and interesting people
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
Understanding the why of things
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Engineer or teacher
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be always happy and surrounded by nice people, be successful as a researcher and travel all around the World
Tell us a joke.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?DONALD: H I J K L M N O.TEACHER: What are you talking about?DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O