Bio

I was born in Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country, in 1984. I grew up in this beautiful city and I stayed there till I was 18. Then I moved to Bilbao to start my degree in physics in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

After four years in Bilbao and an another year in the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where I went with an Erasmus scholarship, I obtained my degree in physics in 2007.

Right after I graduated, I obtained a fellowship by the Basque Government to start a PhD project supervised by Aitor Bergara and Vyacheslav Silkin in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and in the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). My thesis was entitled as Pressure induced complexity in simple elements and alloys from first-principles calculations  and I defended it in 2011. You can download my thesis in English clicking here or in Basque in this link.

While I was writing my thesis I prepared a research project that I presented to the post-doctoral program of the Basque Government about Anharmonic effects in superconductors to be developed in the group of Francesco Mauri in the Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Millieux Condensés (IMPMC) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris. My project was awarded with the fellowship and I worked for two years in Paris developing this project under the supervision of Francesco Mauri and Matteo Calandra. My main task was to develop the Stochastic Self-Consistent Harmonic Approximation (SSCHA).

In January 2014, I moved to the DIPC as a postdoctoral researcher to continue developing the SSCHA and applying it to systems of interests.

Since April 2015 I am a lecturer at the Department of Applied Physics 1 in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and continue as an associate researcher of the DIPC.

In 2018 I joined the Materials Physics Center (Centro de Física de Materiales, CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), where I lead the Quantum Theory of Materials group.