CV

Short (scientific) biography:

I started my degree in Physics in Universidad de Murcia in 2003. In 2006, i moved to Madrid to finish my bachelor’s degree in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where I also did a Master in Condensed Matter and Nanotechnology (2008/2009). In 2009, I officially started my PhD under the supervision of Carlos Tejedor in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Department, which i concluded in January 2013. Since then, I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics leaded by Ignacio Cirac.

 Working experience (reverse chronological order)

  • February 2015 – present: Marie Curie Fellowship in Theory Division at MPQ.
  • February 2014 – January 2015: Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship in Theory Division at MPQ.
  • March 2013 – January 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher in Theory Division at MPQ.
  • September 2009 – January 2013: PhD in Condensed Matter and Nanotechnology in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Title: Dynamics of open quantum systems: excitons, cavities and surface plasmons. Highest distinction: Cum laude.
  • July 2009 – August 2009: IMDEA Summer Fellow student in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • September 2008 – June 2009: Master Student in Condensed Matter and Nanotechnology in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • July 2008 – August 2008: IMDEA Summer Fellow student in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • September 2006 – June 2008: Physics Degree in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • September 2003 – June 2006: Physics Degree in Universidad de Murcia.

Fellowship and prizes

  • February 2015: Marie Curie Fellowship to develop the project: Nanophotonics for Quantum Information and Simulation (NanoQIS).
  • February 2014: Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship.
  • January 2013: Extraordinary PhD Prize of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • June 2009: FPU fellowship of Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.
  • September 2008: LaCaixa Fellowship for Master Studies.
  • September 2008: 2nd National Prize of Physics Degree.
  • July 2008: Extraordinary Prize for highest mark in Physics Degree. (3.84/4)
  • June 2003: Extraordinary Prize of Secondary School.
  • March 2003: First Prize in Regional Physics Olympiad and Honorific Mention in National Physics Olympiad.

Contribution to conferences

Invited Talks

  1. Atom-waveguide QED as an efficient multiphoton source. Workshop on Quantum Simulation and Many Body Physics with Light. Crete (Greece). June 2016.
  2. Nanophotonics for quantum simulation and information. MPQ Colloquium. Garching bei München (Germany). January 2015.
  3. Nanophotonics for quantum simulation and information. 32th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS32). Austin, Texas (USA). August 2014.
  4. Towards Quantum Plasmonics: Plasmon mediated qubit entanglement. 18th Central Workshop in Quantum Optics (CEWQO18). Madrid (ES). May 2011.

Contributed Talks

  1. Atom-Waveguide QED for efficient multiphoton sources. Nanolight Conference. March 2016.
  2. Atom-Waveguide QED for efficient multiphoton sources. 3rd Kavli-MPQ Workshop. October 2015
  3. Atom Nanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information and simulation. Quantum Information Processing and Communications (QIPC). Leeds (UK). Sep. 2015.
  4. Atom Nanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information and simulation. Workshop in Quantum Optics (CEWQO21). Varwaw (Poland). July 2015.
  5. Unravelling complex quantum dynamics through time and frequency resolved photon correlations. Workshop in Quantum Optics (CEWQO21). Varwaw (Poland. July 2015.
  6. Atom Nanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information and simulation. Workshop New Trends in Complex Quantum Systems. (CQS). Cartagena (Spain). May 2015.
  7. Cold Atom Nanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information and simulation. Workshop of Quantum Plasmonics. Benasque (Spain). March 2015.
  8. Nanophotonics for Quantum Simulation. 2nd Kavli-MPQ workshop. Garching bei München (Germany). June 2016
  9. Bringing cQED dynamics in a new light through frequency-resolved photon correlations. 13th Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS13). Rome (Italy). September 2013.
  10. Unravelling quantum dynamics with time and frequency resolved correlations. Workshop New Trends in Complex Quantum Systems. (CQS). Cartagena (Spain). April 2013
  11. Theory of frequency-filtered and time-resolved N-photon correlations. Quantun information in Spain Workshop. (ICE0). Madrid (Spain). September 2012
  12. Theory of Strong-Coupling between quantum emitters and propagationg surface plasmons. POLATOM School 2012. Cambridge (UK). September 2012.
  13. Quantum Plasmonics: Strong-coupling and entanglement. 12th Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLCMN12). Hang-Zhou (China). June 2012
  14. Towards Quantum Plasmonics: Plasmon mediated qubit entanglement. 12th Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS12). Paris (France).September 2011.
  15. Quantum Plasmonics: Plasmon mediated qubit entanglement. 19th Electronic properties of 2 dimensional systems (EP2DS19). Tallahaassee (USA). July 2011.
  16. Towards Quantum Plasmonics: Plasmon mediated qubit entanglement. 11th Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN11). Berlin (Germany). April 2011
  17. Quantum dot coupling to metal-semiconductor interface plasmons. 11th Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN11). Berlin (Germany). April 2011
  18. Quantum dot coupling to metal-semiconductor interface plasmons. 30th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS30). Seoul (South Korea).

Posters

  1. Deterministic generation of entangled photon pairs within the bad cavity limit. Nanolight Conference. March 2016.
  2. Mesoscopic entanglement induced by spontaneous emission in one-dimensional solid-state systems 13th Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS13). Rome (Italy). September 2013
  3. Quantum plasmonics: strong-coupling between quantum emitters and surface plasmon polaritons. 13th Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS13). Rome (Italy). September 2013
  4. Dissipative driven entanglement of quantum dots mediated by one dimensional wave-guide modes. 31th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS31). Zürich (Switzerland). July 2012
  5. Generation of a two-photon state from a quantum dot in a microcavity. 31th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS31). Zürich (Switzerland). July 2012
  6. Theory of frequency-filtered and time-resolved N-photon correlations. 31th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS31). Zürich (Switzerland). July 2012
  7. Theory of frequency-filtered and time-resolved N-photon correlations. 12th Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLCMN12). Hang-Zhou (China). June 2012
  8. Theory of Strong-Coupling between quantum emitters and propagationg surface plasmons. Nanolight Workshop 2012. Benasque (Spain). March 2012.
  9. Dephasing of strong-coupling in the non-linear regime. 30th International Conference of Physics of Semiconductors. (ICPS30). Seoul (South Korea). July 2011.
  10. Two-photon lasing from a quantum dot in a high Q microcavity. 11th Optics of Excitons in Confined Systems (OECS11). Madrid (Spain). September 2009.

Attendance to schools

  1. Quantum Science: Implementations. Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual. Barcelona (Spain). July 2014.
  2. Frontiers of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information. Instituto de Ciencias Fotonicas (ICFO) . Barcelona (Spain). July 2013.

 

Invited Seminars and Colloquia

  1. Atom-Waveguide QED for efficient multiphoton sources. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). January 2016.
  2.  Atom coupled to 1d and 2d waveguides: a new platform for quantum information & simulation. Niels Bohr Institute. Copenhagen (Denmark). 26th June 2015.
  3.  AtomNanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information & simulation. Harvard University. Cambridge (USA). 13th May 2015.
  4. AtomNanophotonics: a new platform for quantum information & simulation. University of Freiburg. Freiburg (Germany). 13th February 2015.
  5. Nanophotonics for quantum information & simulation. Walter Schottky Institute (WSI). Garching bei München (Germany). 24th June 2014.
  6. Nanophotonics for quantum simulation. Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI). Innsbruck (Austria). 13th May 2014.
  7. Two-photon spectra of condensates and multimode lasers. Institute of Nanoscience (CNR-Nano). Lecce (Italy). 15th December 2013
  8. Bringing cQED dynamics in a new light through frequency-resolved photon correlations. Instituto de Ciencias Fotonicas (ICFO). Casteldefells. Barcelona (Spain). 23th July 2013.
  9. Unravelling quantum dynamics with time and frequency resolved correlations. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Garching by Munich (Germany).                    
  10. Quantum Plasmonics: strong-coupling, entanglement and perspectives. Institute of Nanoscience (CNR-Nano). Lecce (Italy). 18th December 2012.
  11. From semiconductor cavity QED to quantum plasmonics. Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP). Ulm (Germany). 07th August 2012.
  12. Theory of color photon counting. Instituto de Física Fundamental (CSIC). Madrid (Spain). 04th May 2012.
  13. Quantum Plasmonics. Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Garching by Munich (Germany). 21th September 2011.
  14. Quantum Plasmonics: an emergent field. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). 2nd March 2011.

 

 

Research visits 

  • 16/04/2016-23/04/2016: California Institute of Technology (California, USA). Host: H. J. Kimble.
  • 10/01/2016-14/01/2016: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Host: C. Tejedor
  • 24/06/2015-26/06/2015: Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark). Host: E. Polzik.
  • 11/05/2015-18/05/2015: Harvard University (Boston, USA). Host. M. Lukin
  • 28/04/2015-29/04/2015: Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck, Austria). Host: O. Romero-Isart
  • 18/02/2015-20/02/2015: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Host: C. Tejedor
  • 12/02/2015-14/02/2015: University of Freiburg. Host: A. Buchleitner
  • 12/05/2014-14/04/2015: Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck, Austria). Host: O. Romero-Isart
  • 15/03/2014-18/03/2014:  Imperial College (London, UK). Host : A. I. Fernández-Dominguez.
  • 19/11/2013-23/11/2013: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain). Host: C. Tejedor
  • 21/07/2013-28/07/2013: Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) (Barcelona, Spain). Host: Darrick Chang.
  • 08/08/2012-10/08/2012: Institute for Theoretical Physics (Ulm, Germany). Host: M. Plenio.
  • 16/02/2012-23/02/2012: Technical University of Munich (Garching, Germany). Host: M. Hartmann.
  • 22/09/2011-22/12/2011: Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany). Host: I. Cirac
  • 01/05/2010-01/07/2010: Institute of Quantum Electronics (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland). Host: A. Imamoglu.
  • 04/2009: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Host: G. Morigi.

Teaching

Supervision of students

  1.  October 2014 – Present: Co-Supervision with Prof. Cirac of PhD of Vanessa Paulisch.
  2. September 2013 – October 2014: Co-Supervision with Prof. Cirac of Master Thesis of Vanessa Paulisch: Quantum computation and information assisted by one-dimensional waveguides. Ludwig-Maximilianeun Universität München. Grade: 1.0 (Maximum Distinction)
  3. September 2013 – October 2014: Co-Supervision with Prof. Tejedor of Master Thesis of C. Sánchez-Muñoz: Coherently p-excited quantum dot coupled to surface plasmon polaritons. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Teaching

2012    Physics Laboratory in Chemistry degree. Shared Teaching: 18 hours. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

2011    Physics Laboratory in Chemistry degree. Shared Teaching: 16 hours. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

2010    Physics Laboratory in Chemistry degree. Shared Teaching: 16 hours. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

Organization

  1. Nanophotonics meets Quantum Information. Co-organized with G. Giedke, J. I. Cirac. San Sebastian (Spain). July 2016.
  2. Organization MPQ-Freiburg Universtiy Workshop. Co-organized with M. Schütz. Garching bei München (Spain). September 2014.

Participation in projects

 

  •  2015/2017. NanoQuIS: Nanophotonics for Quantum Simulation and Information. Principal Investigator: A. González-Tudela. MPQ. Funding body: EU.
  • 2012/2014. NANOQUO: Nanoestructuras para óptica cuántica. Principal Investigator: Carlos Tejedor. UAM.     Funding Body: MINECO.
  • 2010/2013. Q&C light: Nanodispositivos eficientes de luz clásica y cuántica. Principal Investigator: L. Viña. UAM, IMM/CSIC, ISOM/UPM. Funding Body: CAM.
  • 2010/2012. QOSENA: Quantum optics in semiconductor nanostructures. Principal Investigator: J. M. Calleja. UAM. Financed: MICINN.

Organization

  • Spanish: Native speaker.
  • English: Working proficiency.
  • German: Basic (B1).

Others

Usual Referee: Nature Communications, Phys. Review Letters, Phys. Rev. A, Phys. Rev. B, New Journal of Physics, Journal of Optics, Physica B, Quantum Information and Computation,  Optics Letters, Applied Physics Letters.