Dr. Alberto López-Ortega is researcher at the nanomagnetism group of the CIC nanoGUNE research institution (Spain). During 2013 to 2016 he worked at the University of Florence as a postdoctoral researcher. He received a B.S. from University of Barcelona in 2007, and an M.S. from the Autonomous university of Barcelona. He received his Ph.D. in Material Science from the Autonomous university of Barcelona in 2012.
His research interests span both colloidal synthesis and nanomagnetism. Much of his work has been on improving the understanding, design, and performance of complex nanocrystals composed by one or more magnetic materials, the developing of novel rare-earth-free materials for permanent magnetic applications and magneto-plasmonic metamaterials for the active control of the polarization of light under external magnetic fields.