Josep Fontcuberta


Josep Fontcuberta received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Barcelona in 1982. He was postdoctoral researcher at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University and later was appointed assistant professor in the Physics Faculty of the University of Barcelona. In 1991 he moved to the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), where he is a full research professor. He is mainly interested in functional oxides. These strongly correlated electronic systems display fascinating ferroic orders (i.e., magnetic, ferroelectric) and remarkable magneto-electric and optic properties, which have motivated his research and that of the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures Group he leads. Currently, the group research activities are focused on materials and devices that may contribute to a more a sustainable world. Pep Fontcuberta is co-author of over 400 scientific papers. He is an editor of Advanced Electronic Materials, Solid State Communications, and Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.