I started my research career in 1987 at the University of Barcelona and the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), focusing on crystal growth from melts, crystal structure analysis and magnetic properties of solid solutions of hexaferrite compounds. After this doctoral period, I spent one year at IPHT e.V. Jena (Germany) and one year at CEMES-CNRS Toulouse (France), working on X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy of epitaxial and melt-textured high temperature superconductors. After joining ICMAB-CSIC (Barcelona) as staff member in 1995, I focused on dislocation mechanisms in high temperature superconductors in view to enhance the magnetic flux pinning and critical currents. In early 2000s, I turned my attention to the growth mechanisms and nanostructure development in complex oxide films grown by metal organic decomposition and vacuum methods. Since then I've been visiting scientist at the Laboratoire de Metallurgie Physique, University of Poitiers, with Prof. J. Rabier (2005), the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California-Davis, with Prof. N. Browning (2009/2010), and CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse, with Prof. M.-J. Casanove (2013).
My current research interest focuses on multiscale properties of dislocations, self-organization phenomena and strain effects in epitaxial oxides.