José Manuel Barandiaran


I graduated in Physics at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, where I also defended my PhD thesis in 1979.

Since 1988 till 2020 I’ve served as Professor of Applied Physics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), within the Department of Electricity and Electronics. I’m now emeritus professor at the UPV/EHU

I’ve lectured in Electromagnetism, Magnetic Materials, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Nuclear techniques for materials characterization (neutron scattering, Mössbauer spectroscopy, ...) and Ionizing Radiation protection, and served also as responsible of several PhD and Master programs in Materials Science.

I’ve visited several Universities and research centers, as: Cambridge Univ., Univ. of Sheffield, Univ. of Bath, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Univ. of Bordeaux, Univ. of Toulouse (Paul Sabatier), Univ. of Le Mans, Univ. of Osaka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boise State University, Laboratory Louis Néel, Institute Laue Langevin, etc.

My main research interests lie in the field of Magnetism and Magnetic materials, including applications in magnetic sensors and actuators. Among the materials studied are: amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials, Giant Magneto-Resistance and Magneto-impedance materials, Rare Earth permanent Magnets, Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys, etc. in form of bulk, powder, single crystal, thin films and melt spun ribbons. I’ve been frequent user of advanced experimental techniques as Mössbauer spectroscopy, neutron and muon scattering, and X-ray absorption, as EXAFS, XANES and Magnetic Circular Dichroism.

During these years I’ve published over 500 papers and got over 9.000 citations (Google scholar) reaching a h factor of 45. I have supervised 19 PhD thesis and registered 7 patents.

Since its creation in 2012 till 2018, I’ve been the Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures included in the BERC (Basque Excellence Research Centers) program of the del Basque Government.
I took part in several Scientific Societies, as the IEEE Magnetic Society or the Spanish Club of Magnetism, and International Scientific committees, as the SMM and EMSA Conferences, and has also chaired several International Conferences on Magnetic Materials.