Physicist, Materials Scientist at ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona

Researcher @ Institute for Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB, MULFOX). My research is focused on functional materials of interest for electronics and photonics. In particular, I have ongoing projects on:Nanophotonics and Photonic Neuromorphic engineering.

Laboratory of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC, Campus de la UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Phone: +34 93 580 18 53 (ext. 357) Fax: +34 93 580 57 29;


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All you ever wanted to know about the present and future of oxide electronics, compiled in a roadmap (link to the ICMAB webpage)

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Plasticity of Persistent Photoconductance of Amorphous LaAlO3/ SrTiO3 Interfaces under Varying Illumination Conditions

Oxides Roadmap
Magnetoplasmonic couplers

We have studied the magneto-optic responses of magnetoplasmonic couplers in a variety of platforms, including commercial digital disks. Our study reveals pathways to exploit enhanced optical functionality, of potential interest for other nanophotonic devices, such as metasurfaces.

Non-reciprocal diffraction in magnetoplasmonic gratings,
Unexpected large transverse magneto-optic Kerr effect at quasi-normal incidence in magnetoplasmonic crystals,


Our group has collaborated in a study published in Nature Physics about a “Giant topological Hall Effect”

The study, led by the group of Manuel Bibes, from Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France), published in Nature Physics on October 15, 2018, describes the discovery of a giant topological Hall effect arising from the topology of spatial distribution of spin textures.


Xavi Domingo: Project “Neuromorphic Photonic Devices using Photoconductive Quantum Wells

Òscar Díaz: Project “Neuromorphic Photonic Devices using Photoconductive Quantum Wells

Guillem Müller: Project “Topological Photonic Metasurfaces


In situ imaging of ferroelastic domains under electric fields. Blai Casals et a., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 217601 (2018),