List of current members

(alphabetically ordered by name of host institution/company)

  • Group name: Quantum Optics Theory Group
  • Affiliation: ICFO, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques
  • Research interests: Theoretical physics in general with focus on quantum physics, many body systems, statistical physics, AMO physics, ultrafast and laser science, machine learning, quantum information science, biophotonics, and quantum optics.
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  • Group name: A. Dauphin’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: ICFO, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques
  • Research interests: My research work is at the intersection of quantum simulation, condensed matter, and machine learning. I have been working in the last years on phase classification assisted by machine learning, with a focus on the interpretability of the trained machine learning algorithms. I also work on several aspects related to quantum machine learning: the study of machine learning enhanced by a quantum simulator and the development of tools to characterize variational quantum circuits.
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  • Group name: L. Martín-Moreno’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC
  • Research interests: Nanophotonics and quantum materials.
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  • Group name: Multifunctional and Supramolecular Materials Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Our main research interest is focused on the design, synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of properties of reticular materials, such as metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks (MOFs and COFs). We combine synthetic and crystallographic expertise in the study of the structure-property relationship of these kinds of materials, including advanced structural analysis using experimental and computational techniques.
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  • Group name: Photonic Crystals Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Photonic materials.
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  • Group name: Group of Nanomagnetism and Magnetization Processes
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Particularly interest in cylindrical nanowires grown by electrochemical route and magnetic microwires fabricated by rapid solidification techniques. Capability includes experimental techniques to: i) synthesize both magnetic wires: cylindrical nanowires with modulations in diameter and in composition (multilayer), and biphase multilayer microwires, ii) magnetic characterization in bulk (VSM, Fluxmetric, SQUID) and surface (magnetooptic Kerr effect and significantly Magnetic Force Microscopy), iii) measuring domain wall velocity and high-frequency response, including FMR up to 20 GHz, iv) Micromagnetic simulations of remagnetization processes, and v) Technology applications focused on sensing elements (i.e., field, current, temperature, stress sensors).
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  • Group name: M. C. Asensio’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Characterization of advanced materials by using synchrotron radiation techniques, green energy, batteries, and photovoltaic materials.
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  • Group name: Energy Conversion, Harvesting and Storage Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Solid state NMR spectroscopy. NMR of ceramic compounds: crystallochemistry. NMR of Ion Conductors: Lithium Mobility. Preparation of materials using mild chemical synthesis methods. Compositional, structural and textural characterization of the new materials. Relationship between structure and transport properties. Electrode materials for Li/Na-ion batteries. Design and developing of prototype Na/Li-ion batteries.
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  • Group name: E. Hernández’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Simulation of materials and condensed matter systems.
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  • Group name: S. Gallego’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC
  • Research interests: Magnetic nanostructured materials, spin based technologies.
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  • Group name: Quinfog
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
  • Research interests: Quantum hardware and quantum software for quantum technologies, such as quantum computation, quantum simulation and sensing.
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  • Group name: Nonlinear Photonics @ IFISC
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos, CSIC
  • Research interests: Emerging from a back-bone transversal research line of exploratory nature on Complex Systems, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, there are 5 research lines of transfer of knowledge (transport and information in quantum systems, nonlinear photonics, nonlinear dynamics in fluids, biocomplexity, collective phenomena in social and socio-technical systems) in the interface with other disciplines (Quantum Technologies, Information and Communication Technologies, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences).
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  • Group name: A. García-Etxarri’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Donostia International Physics Center
  • Research interests: Light matter interactions.
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  • Group name: 8ai Team
  • Affiliation: HI Iberia
  • Research interests: We’re developing AI projects in several areas: space, energy, infrastructure, industry 4.0, safety and health. We have a lot of interest to apply AI to find new materials and to better the communications.
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  • Group name: Repsol Technology Lab
  • Affiliation: Repsol S.A.
  • Research interests: Multiscale, Multicomponent, Multiphase, Multiphysics simulation.(DFT, MD, Phase Field, LBM, DNS, CFD). Molecular dynamics, dynamical systems, machine learning, computational chemistry. Development and implementation of Machine Learning models able to predict polymer materials properties from previous experimental and Ab Initio data.
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  • Group name: J. Bravo-Abad’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Focused on exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can contribute to advance condensed matter physics and materials science research, and, reciprocally, how condensed matter physics insights can contribute to develop more efficient AI platforms and algorithms.
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  • Group name: J. C. Cuevas’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Nanoelectronics, Nanooptics, Mesoscopic physics, and Superconductivity.
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  • Group name: R. Delgado-Buscalioni’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Soft matter, hydrodynamics at nanoscale, molecular simulation, and theoretical models.
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  • Group name: A. Fernández-Domínguez’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Nanophotonics, and Quantum Optics.
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  • Group name: Scanning Probe Microscopy Theory & Nanomechanics Group (R. Perez’s Research Group)
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Our work is focused on ab initio modeling of different problems in Materials Science and Nanotechnology that involve forces and currents at the atomic scale. In particular, we try to understand and develop new capacities for the basic tools in Nanotechnology, the Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs), that enable us to use currents and forces to visualize and manipulate matter at the nanoscale. In this context, we are currently developing a project that combines ab initio simulations of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) images and deep learning techniques to achieve the chemical identification of molecular compounds from experimental AFM images.
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  • Group name: Prins Lab
  • Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Research interests: Inverse design of plasmonic metasurfaces for sensing and spectroscopy.
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  • Group name: V. Martín-Mayor’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Research interests: Numerical simulation of disordered systems, mostly (but not only) spin-glasses.
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  • Group name: R. Ranchal’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Research interests: Magnetic materials; low dimensional magnetic systems; spintronics; magnetoelasticity.
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  • Group name: L. Lamata’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad de Sevilla
  • Research interests: I work mainly on quantum technologies, including quantum simulations and quantum computing. I am a theoretician who makes proposals for experimental realizations with quantum devices, and works in close contact with experimental groups worldwide. Since a few years, I develop a research line of quantum artificial intelligence and quantum machine learning: Aiming at employing quantum devices to perform more efficient machine learning calculations, as well as employing machine learning to better control and analyze quantum systems.
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  • Group name: M. Beruete’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad de Navarra
  • Research interests: Metamaterials, plasmonics, antennas, sensors, terahertz, infrared.
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  • Group name: QUTIS Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
  • Research interests: Quantum technologies, quantum algorithms, quantum computing, quantum machine learning, quantum artificial intelligence.
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  • Group name: G.A. Schwartz’s Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea – CSIC
  • Research interests: The objective of the work is to explore numerical routes to determine the physical properties of polymers and biopolymers using machine learning techniques. In addition to ANN, we will also focus in other numerical approaches (clustering, vectorization, PCA) to correlate the structure and the physical properties of polymeric materials, as well as to better understand the molecular mechanisms involved in these behaviors.
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  • Group name: Barcelona Quantum Monte Carlo Group
  • Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Research interests: The Barcelona Quantum Monte Carlo (BQMC) group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) uses Monte Carlo (MC) tools to study of quantum many-bosy systems at zero and low temperatures. The main lines of research are:
    – Use and development of quantum MC for ab initio studies of quantum many-body systems at zero and low temperatures.
    – Analysis of superfluid and supersolid properties, and quantum phase transitions.
    – Study of low dimensional, disordered and topological systems.
    – Study of discrete quantum systems using variational wave functions of the Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) form. Calculation of
    the partition function of RBMs.
    – Use of machine-learning and neural networks algorithms for for phase classification, discovery of order parameters, and studies of spin models.
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  • Group name: J. Baiges’ Research Group
  • Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Research interests: Numerical simulation, finite element method, structural and fluid dynamics, reduced order models, AI applied to numerical simulation.
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  • Group name: Nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear optics and lasers
  • Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Research interests: Excitable lasers for neuro-inspired optical computing; data science; nonlinear analysis tools for biomedicine; complex systems and networks.
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  • Group name: Plasmonics and Optomechanics Group
  • Affiliation: Universitat Politécnica de Valencia
  • Research interests: Nanophotonics; optomechanics; silicon photonics; plasmonics; metamateriales; biophotonics.
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  • Group name: Computational Science Lab
  • Affiliation: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Research interests: Biomedicine: We use computations, as physics-based simulations and machine learning to provide novel, innovative approaches in biomedicine. Machine Intelligence: We develop machine learning models with the aim to attain in specific environments intelligent, useful behavior using reinforcement learning and deep learning.
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