Milena Sulzbach



My name is Milena Sulzbach and I am from Brasil. There, I studied physics and acquired my Bachelor´s and Master´s degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Now, I have started my PhD in ICMAB under the supervision of Prof. Fontcuberta in the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group. In my free time, I enjoy walking, listen music, reading and travelling to new places with my friends.

Mikko Kataja.




Hello everyone! I’m Mikko Kataja and I come from Finland, where I did my PhD in Aalto University on magneto-optically active plasmonic nanoparticles. I am now in ICMAB in Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures research group to explore the possibilities that active oxide materials, such as ferromagnetic and ferroelectric oxides, offer in the field of optics, especially for active nanoscale optical devices. In my freetime, I enjoy cooking and board games.




Rafael Cichelero

 Foto Cica

Rafael Cichelero, degree in Physics and Master in Physics from Universidade Federaldo Rio Grandedo Sul (Brazil).

At ICMAB has joined the Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Funcitions Oxides, to take a PhD Degree under the supervision of Dr. Gervasi Herranz (2015 – 2019).

Halyna Volkova from Université Paris-Saclay just starting a 2 months stage in our group


PhD student Halyna Volkova is doing her PhD thesis in Université Paris-Saclay under the supervision of B. Dkhil and I.C. Infante. She will stay in our group working on growth and photovoltaic characterization of ferroelectric materials during 2 months (2018, January – March).

We hope you the best. 





Saúl Estandía

PhD on the preparation (by PLD) of samples made of the ferroelectric oxide BaTiO3 and further characterization (by STEM microscopy) to understand the polarization domains’ dynamics, all that under the supervision of Florencio Sanchez and Jaume Gazquez. As background I hold both a degree in physics and a master in photonics (2016 – 2019)

Ariadna Soro, student of a double degree in Physics and Mathematics at UAB. She is working on her final degree project at ICMAB.

My name is Ariadna Soro and I’m currently studying a double degree in Physics and Mathematics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Here at ICMAB, I’ll be working on my final degree project (20.11.2017 – 30.06.2018) with the help of the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures research group. Besides from studying, I also enjoy dancing, skiing and playing the guitar.

I’m really looking forward to this opportunity and I’m hoping to learn a lot from everyone here!

Blai Casals



Blai Casals,

Degree in Physics and Master in Biophysics from Universitat de Barcelona.

ICMAB PhD 01.03.2013 – 28.02.2017.

Severo Ochoa Project until 31.05.2018.

Morteza Alizadeh

I am Morteza from Iran.
I am in ICMAB to use research opportunity for 6 month (January – July 2017) and work on my PhD thesis.
I have photonic master degree from sbu in Iran and LASER OPTIC engineering bachelor degree from tabriz university.

Nahuel Statuto

 My name is Nahuel Statuto and I have a Degree in Mathematics and Master in Theorical Physics from Universitat de Barcelona. Now, I performing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ferran Macià, in the group of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures (2016 – 2019)

Mathieu Mirjolet


Hello there! My name is Mathieu Mirjolet. After finishing my master’s degree in Physics at the Université de Lorraine in France, I decided to join the Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures group of ICMAB in order to carry out my PhD.

In everyday life I enjoy travelling, reading, listening to some classical music, or just setting the world to rights with my friends and a fine whisky. Hope to see you around!



Ferran Macià


I am a research scientist with a background in mathematics and telecommunication engineering. My work experience and interests are magnetism and spin-dependence electron transport (spintronics) in mesoscopic systems, magnetic quantum tunneling and coherence in low dimensional magnetism. I am also interested in dynamical systems especially those involving magnetism. I follow an interdisciplinary research approach-contributing mostly with experimental work but also with theoretical and computational studies.

Yu Chen



I studied in Shanghai University as a master student.On 2nd Nov. 2016, I incorporated to ICMAB.
In ICMAB, I study the transport properties of the LAO/STO 2DEGs and the interaction of transport with light. My work also focuses in imaging magnetic and f
erroelectric domains in multiferroic structures.



Jike Lyu

Jike Lyu, master degree from Northeastern University in China.  He worked on ferroelectric films on Silicon under the supervision of Florencio Sanchez for P.hD degree (2015 – 2019)

Liu Fanmao



Master degree of Materials Science and Engineering in Beihang University.

Phd student 2013 – 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Josep Fontcuberta. 

He starts his professional carrier at  SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY in Guangzhou (China)

Muhammad Awais

Student of Material sciences and Engineering (Major:Manufacturing) at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Kpk, Pakistan. Under supervision of  Dr.Gervasi Herranz for two months during 2013.