I graduated in Physics from Granada University in June 1985 and got a Ph. D. in Physics in November 1990 in the Materials Physics Department of the Complutense University of Madrid, where I was appointed as a Tenured University Professor in October 1991. In 1992 I was visiting researcher of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna (Italy). In January 2007 I was promoted to University Professor in Condensed Matter Physics in the same Department. I was visiting academic of the Theoretical Physics Group of the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) in 2014-15.
My research is concerned with several aspects of electron transport and optical properties of nanoscale materials. Currently I lead the Quantum Nanosystems Group (QNG), a research group focused on the theory of quantum properties of ultra-small structures with the aim to investigate theoretically new and unusual phenomena. I am member of the Interdisciplinary Group of Complex Systems (GISC), whose main interest is the physics of complex systems, going from Condensed Matter Physics to Statistical Physics and its application to social sciences.