Research Team

Bachelor students

Ariadna Soro studies a Physics/Mathematics double degree at the Univeristat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is majoring in applied physics. He is doing his Bachelor Thesis in modeling of nanophotonic metamaterials.

PhD Students

Rafael Cichelero graduated in Physics from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. He joined ICMAB in March 2015. He is working in Multifunctional Magnetic/Dielectric Plasmonic Systems and MagnetoPlasmonics.


Chen Yu is a graduated and master student of Condensed Matter Physics of Chinese nationality in Shanghai University (SHU) and a PhD fresh student of Communication and Information Engineering in SHU.Yu  He joined ICMAB in October in 2015 and he is working on Photoconductance at LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Quantum Wells.


Blai Casals studied Physic at the University of Barcelona and defended his PhD Thesis “Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy and Domain Imaging of Functional Oxides” on 15 September 2017. Now he is working as postdoc with Dr. Ferran Macià (also at ICMAB) in Dynamic Coupling of Magnetism with SAWs.



Mikko Kataja did his PhD in Aalto University (Finland) on magneto-optically active plasmonic nanoparticles. He has joined our team this November, to explore the possibilities that active oxide materials, such as ferromagnetic and ferroelectric oxides, offer in the field of optics, especially for active nanoscale optical devices.