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I am  Full Professor in Applied Physics at the Departamento de Física Fundamental, at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid.




I have got my PhD in Physics in 1992 at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid. I did a postdoctoral stay at the University of Cambridge as a Marie Curie Fellowship holder during 1993-1994, where I joined the Group of Polymer and Colloids of the Cavendish Laboratory. I was Assistant Professor from 1998 to 2010 at UNED and I have been on sabbatical leave during the year 2009  when I have been Senior Fellow at the FRIAS Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. I am Full Professor  since 2010 of Applied Physics at the Department of Fundamental Physics of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, based in Madrid. I am the director of a Research Group on "Fluids and Soft Matter" at UNED.

My research interests are in Soft Matter, complex fluids and dynamic descriptions of complex molecular structures.  I am also an expert in simulation particle methods applied to the simulation of hydrodynamics of simple and complex fluids. I have contributed substantially to the development of the Dissipative Particle Dynamics method which is one very popular method for the simulation of coarse-grained models for complex fluids. I am most interested in the theoretical foundations  and thermodynamic consistency of new simulation methods based on coarse-graining.

I am author of 86 papers in JCR (ISI) peer-reviewed journals, with more than 4475 citations and with an h-index of 30.  I have been the principal researcher of four projects of MICINN, I have supervised ten   PhD thesis and I am currently the supervisor of one PhD student.