Public University of Navarra (UPNA)

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Cristina Gómez Polo

Cristina Gómez-Polo was born in Madrid, Spain. Bachelor and PhD in Materials Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1988 and 1992, respectively. The doctoral thesis, carried out at the Council of Scientific Research (CSIC, Institute of Materials Science), was focused on the study of magnetic properties and applications of ferromagnetic amorphous wires. In 1995 I joined the Public University of Navarra as Associate Professor, obtaining the position of Full Professor in the area of Applied Physics in 2011.

My research activity has been focused mainly on the study of the magnetic properties and applications of magnetic materials, including the study of nanocrystalline systems and nanoparticles. I am co-author of more than 125 papers published in international journals of the JCR (Journal Citation Reports) and I have participated in different national and international projects directly related to the study of nanostructured magnetic materials and their applications. I am currently Editor of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, member of the IEEE Magnetics Society Technical Committee (TC) and member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2016-2017). Finally, regarding my management activity at the Public University of Navarra, I was Director of the Area of Scientific-Technological Infrastructures and Research Support (Vice-rectorate for Research) and Head of the Physics Department. I am also responsible for the research group Physical Properties and Materials Applications.

José Ignacio Pérez-Landazábal

Dr. J.I. Pérez-Landazábal is Tenured Professor (Titular) of the Public University of Navarra (UPNa). His main research knowledge is focused on Materials Physics and in particular in the analysis of the thermodynamic, magnetic and mechanical properties of metallic alloys. His main areas of expertise are Aluminum base light alloys, Shape Memory Alloys and magnetic materials. Hi has experience in magnetic sensors based on Giant MagnetoImpedance (GMI) materials and in hyperthermia and magnetic nanoparticles for bio-medical applications. Their skills also include microstructural and magnetic characterization (Calorimetry, X-ray and neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, Squid magnetometry) . He has participated in the development of 25 research projects funded by regional, national and international entities, 5 of them as Principal Investigator. All the work done was reflected in more than 140 publications in the Science Citations Index – SCI. It has also presented the work in 130 conference communications, mainly international. Participates in two patented inventions with copyright registration. He has been responsible for several small R&D contracts with technological centers. He has acted as referee for several international scientific journals and in various international conferences organized periodically by scientific societies. He has been Deputy Director of the Department of Physics UPNa, member of the Research Commission of the UPNa and member of the board of FideNa (Research and Development Foundation Nanotechnology). Since June 2013 accredited by the Commission for Science as University Professor. Since December 2014, Director of the Institute for Advanced Materials (INAMAT) of UPNa (

Juan Jesús Beato-López

J.J. Beato-López was born in Jerez Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. He received the M.Sc degree at the University of Cádiz, Spain in 2011. At that University, he became a member of Applied Optics and Magnetism scientific group, where he worked in the synthesis of fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles with tailored properties for biomedical applications. In 2014 he joined the group “Physical properties and applied materials” atthe Public University of Navarra, where his main research activity is the study of magnetic properties in materials and their application to the design of sensors.

Eneko Garayo Urabayen

Assistant professor at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) since September 2017. In 2008, he obtained the Bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU). In 2015, he finished his doctoral thesis entitled “Development of Experimental Techniques for Magnetic hyperthermia Therapy”.

His principal areas of expertise are electromagnetism and magnetism of particle systems. Currently, his research is focused on the properties and applications of magnetic nanoparticles. During his thesis, he designed and implemented equipment for magnetic characterization of nanoparticle systems and magnetic hyperthermia experiments. Therefore, he achieved expertise in power electronics and signal processing.

Maitane Maisterra

PhD Student
Maitane Maisterra Udi (PhDStudent)

Maitane Maisterra was born in Pamplona, Spain. She finished the graduate of chemistry in University of País Vasco, Spain in 2014. She received the international M.S degree in Chemistry and Pharmacy of natural Product from Universidad of Salamanca, Spain and Instituto Politecnico of Bragança, Portugal.

In 2017, she joined the group “Physical properties and applied materials” at Public University of Navarre, where nowadays she is doing the project synthesis and treatment under reducing atmosphere of magnetic nanoparticles, structural and magnetic characterization.

Laura Cervera

PhD Student
Laura Cervera Gabalda (PhDStudent)

Laura Cervera was born in Zaragoza, Spain. She received the M.S degree in environmental nanotechnology from University of Zaragoza, Spain in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, she worked in the group of Thermal Properties of Materials in the Institute of Science Materials of Aragon in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

In 2017, she joined the group “Physical properties and applied materials” at Public University of Navarre, where nowadays she is doing her Ph.D focused in the study of magnetic nanostructures for biomedical and environmental applications.