Director of the Institut Catalá de Nanociència I Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and Head of the Theory and Simulation Group
PhD in Physics in 1992 at the Autonomous University of Madrid and post-doctoral fellow (1992-1995) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (USA). In 1995, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Oviedo. In 1999, he obtained a tenured position at the Institut de Ciència de Materials of Barcelona of the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), where later became Research Professor. In 2007, he became a founding member of the Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y Nanotecnología, currently named Institut Català de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia (ICN2), where he was appointed Director in July 2012.
Pablo’s research is focused on the development of efficient methods for electronic-structure calculations in large and complex systems, contributing importantly to the technical development of first-principles atomistic simulations. He has been a pioneer in the development and application of first-principles methods for the electronic transport in nanometric devices. His areas of interest, among others, include the electronic transport in nanodevices and electronic processes at surfaces. He frecuently collaborates with industrial laboratories for the atomic-scale simulation of materials.