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This is a short version of my academic curriculum vitae (CV). For further details go to the Publications and What I do pages.



  • 2009: Short-term collaborations with Profs. Inocencio R. Martín and Rafael Sala-Mayato at Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.


  • 2003 - 2009: Licenciado en Física (Graduate degree in Physics),[1] Universidad de La Laguna, Spain. Final year research project: Computational simulation of continuous measurement of a quantum particle (supervision by Prof. Santiago Brouard).
  • 2005 - 2006: Participant in the European Union's Erasmus exchange program, University of Padova, Italy.
  • 1997 - 2003: Secondary-school education, IES Rafael Reyes, Cartaya, Spain.

Reviewer experience

I have acted as referee for the following journals:

And the following research council:


Research-related skills (computational)

Most of my work involves performing density functional theory calculations, for which I have often used the VASP package and, more recently, also GPAW. I have written a number of codes for specific purposes, usually in Fortran90, including a tool for the calculation of local electric polarization and my HUSH code for strain calculation in heterostructures.

Familiar with:

  • Fortran90 coding
  • Linux shell bash-scripting
  • Python scripting language
  • VASP (density functional theory package)
  • GULP (classical force field package)
  • Mathematica (symbolic math calculator)
  • Latex (scientific typesetting)
  • Gnuplot (plotting program)

Working knowledge of:

Other skills

  • PHP and HTML web design
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Basic French.


  • 2013: Granted the BOC Ireland Award as co-runner up for my work as PhD student in the Tyndall National Institute.
  • 2011: UK Nitride Consortium student bursary (report on ICNS-9 available here).
  • 2003: Qualified to National Stage of maths and chemistry Spanish Olympiads as third and first, respectively, in the regional stage (Huelva province).
  1. The Licenciado degree used to be the higher-education degree previous to PhD, in place in Spain prior to the implementation of the Bologna Declaration. Presently, it has been substituted by a Bachelor + Master scheme. Note that Spanish degrees do not follow the British classification (class) scheme.
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