I graduated in Physics and received my PhD degree in Applied Physics from the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) in 1998 and 2003, respectively. During this period I specialized in the magnetic and structural study of nanogranular magnetic materials with giant magnetoresistance.
Between 2005-2007 I competed a postdoctoral stay at the University College London, UK, where I gained experience on the biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. In 2007 I joined the group of magnetism and magnetic materials of the UPV/EHU and since then I combine research activities with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
My current main research line is focussed on the magnetic and structural properties and potential biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria. As a result of my research activity, I have gained experience in experimental and analysis techniques devoted to the structural and magnetic study of nanostructures, among which synchrotron-based techniques stand out.