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.




Nico Dix.

  • PhD 2006 -2010.
  • Post-Doc contract to work on Thin film growth by PLD and characterization  (15/11/2018 – 15/11/2019). 
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Rafael Cichelero

 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).


Mengdi Qian

Mengdi Qian from Sichuan University, has joined our group to do a PhD  Thesis (2014 – 2018). 



Peter Manshausen

Hi, I’m Peter, a third year physics student from Heidelberg, Germany. I will be doing experiments on spintronics during July 2018 and the beginning of August. Other than that I’ll spend my time reading at the beach and exploring Barcelona and its surroundings. See you around!








Halyna Volkova

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

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

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.

Anna Fritschen

My name is Anna Fritschen and I am doing a 3 month internship at the Mulfox group (January – April 2017) as part of my master studies of material science. I come from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Here at ICMAB, I am preparing targets for thin films of different functional oxides.

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)

Matheus Gamino

Matheus Gamino, from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Brasil.

2015 – 2016.

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)



Léo Gregoire

Student on Engineering from Nantes Polytechnic University (France, joins our team for a 4 months internship).


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Maria Espinola

Degree in Physics (University of Barcelona). Final degree project “Magneto-optical spectroscopy of ferromagnetic garnet thin film” with Gervasi Herranz and Blai Casals.

July 2015

Carlos Rubio

Final project of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology degree (UAB).

2013 – 2014.

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.

Ms. Greta Radaelli

November 2012-July 2013

LNESS – Dipartimento di Fisica
Politecnico di Milano (Como – Italy)


Mr. Daniele Preziosi

Mr. Daniele Preziosi

October 2012

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
Weinberg 2
D-06120 Halle/Saale ; Germany

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