Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987
    Undergraduate researcher at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • 1989
    Undergraduate Researcher at Royal Institute of Technology

  • 1989
    Bachelor of Science in Physics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • 1990
    Brite-Euram project Researcher at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • 1990
    Part-time Lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • 1991 – 1994
    Official Doctorate Program in Physics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • 1995 – 1996
    Granted Postdoc Extrangero (MEC) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • 1996 – 1997
    Marie Curie Fellowship Postdoc at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • 1997
    Project Researcher at ICMAB-CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

  • 2000
    Tenured Scientist at ICMAB-CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

  • 2007
    Research Scientist at ICMAB-CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

  • Since 2010
    Research Professor at ICMAB-CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Selected publications

  • Low Temperature Epitaxial Oxide Ultrathin Films and Nanostructures by Atomic Layer Deposition, M. Coll, J. M. Montero Moreno, J. Gazquez, K. Nielsch, X. Obradors, T. Puig, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 5368-5373 (2014)

  • Photoemission electron microscopy study of sub-200 nm self-assembled La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 epitaxial islands, J. Zabaleta, S. Valencia, F. Kronast, C. Moreno, Patricia Abellan, J. Gazquez Alabart, H. Sepehri-Amin, F. Sandiumenge Ortiz, T. Puig, N. Mestres, X. Obradors, Nanoscale 5, 2990 (2013)

  • Nanoscale strain-induced pair suppression as a vortex-pinning mechanism in high-temperature superconductors, A. Llordes, A. Palau, J. Gazquez, M. Coll, R. Vlad, A. Pomar, J. Arbiol, R. Guzman, S. Ye, V. Rouco, F. Sandiumenge, S. Ricart, T. Puig, M. Varela, D. Chateigner, J. Vanacken, J. Gutierrez, V. Moshchalkov, G. Deutscher, C. Magen, X. Obradors, Nature Materials 11, 329-336 (2012) – 66 citations

  • Guided vortex motion in YBa2Cu3O7 thin films with collective ratchet pinning potentials, A. Palau, C.Montón, V. Rouco, X. Obradors, T. Puig, Phys. Rev. B 85, 012502 (2012) – 13 cit

  • Single Crystalline La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Nanowires by Polymer Template Directed Chemical Solution Synthesis, A. Carretero-Genevrier, N. Mestres, T. Puig, A. Hassini, J. Oró, A. Pomar, F. Sandiumenge, X. Obradors, E. Ferain, Advanced Materials, 20, 3672-3677 (2008) – 26 cit

  • T. Puig, J. Gutiérrez, A. Pomar, A. Llordés, J. Gázquez, S. Ricart, F. Sandiumenge, X. Obradors; Vortex pinning in chemical solution nanostructure YBCO films, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 21, 034008-(+12pp) (2008)- 55 cit

  • Strong isotropic flux pinning in solution-derived YBa2Cu3O7-x nanocomposite superconductor films, J. Gutiérrez, A. Llordés, J. Gazquez, M. Gibert, N. Romá, S. Ricart, A. Pomar, F. Sandiumenge, N. Mestres, T. Puig, X. Obradors, Nature Materials 6, 367-373 (2007) – 266 cit

  • Self-organization of heteroepitaxial CeO2 nanodots grown from chemical solutions, M. Gibert, T. Puig, X. Obradors, A. Benedetti, F. Sandiumenge, R.Hühne, Advanced Materials, 19, 3937-3942 (2007) – 46 cit

  • The loss of vortex line tension sets an upper limit to the irreversibility line in YBa2Cu3O7, J. Figueras, T. Puig, X. Obradors, W. K. Kwok, L. Paulius, G. W. Crabtree, G. Deutscher, Nature Physics 2, 402-407 (2006) – 32 cit

  • Progress towards all chemical superconducting YBCO coated conductor, X. Obradors, T. Puig, + 20 co-authors, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 19, S4-S12 (2006) – 122 cit



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Ultrafast growth of ultrahigh performance superconducting tapes, ULTRASUPERTAPE, ERC-2014 Advanced Grant, PI: Prof.Teresa Puig, 01/12/2015-30/11/2020

  • Cost-effective approaches to chemical superconducting conductors and oxide heterostructures for energy challenges, CoachSupenergy, MAT2014-51778-C2-1-R, MICINN, PI: Prof. Teresa Puig and Prof. Xavier Obradors, 01/01/2015-31/12/2017

  • European development of Superconducting tapes: integrating novel materials and architectures into cost effective processes for power applications and magnets, EUROTAPES, European Union FP7-NMP-Large-2011, PI: Prof. Xavier Obradors, 01/09/2012 – 28/02/2017, ICMAB-contribution and EU-contribution. I am ICMAB group actions coordinator.

  • Nanoscale superconductivity: Novel functionalities through optimized confinement of condensates and fields, NanoSC-MP1201 – European Science Foundation: COST action, PI: Prof. Victor Moschalkov (K.U. Leuven), PI ICMAB: Prof. Teresa Puig, 19/10/2012 – 18/10/2016. I am Spanish Cost delegate in managing committee.

  • Strain engineered nanostructures for effective cost-performance YBCO coated conductors, SENY, MAT2011-28874-C02-01, MINNECO, PI: Prof. Teresa Puig, 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2014

  • Superconductores nanoestructurados basados en deposicion de soluciones quimicas para aplicaciones energeticas NANOSUPENERGY, MAT2008-01022/NAN, MEC, PI: Prof. Teresa Puig, 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2011

  • NanoEngineered Superconductors for Power Applications, NESPA, MRTN-CT-2006-035619, EU: Marie Curie Research Training Networks (RTN), PI: Dr. Bernhard Holzapfel, IP ICMAB: Prof. Teresa Puig, 01/10/2006 – 30/09/2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • COST Delegates in the Management Committee of Action MP1201: NanoSuperconductivity, European Science Foundation, 2012, 4 years

  • Organizer of 4 symposiums, 2 at MRS-Spring meeting, 1 CCA, as most representative

  • Executive Board Member, Superconductor Science and Technology Journal, since 01/01/2009. Previously, at Editorial Advisory Board, 01/01/2005, 3 years

  • Editor of MRS spring meeting 2014 symposium T, Sub-Editor of Applied Superconductivity Conference 2008, IEEE on Transactions on Applied Superconductivity

  • Board Member of European Society on Applied Superconductivity, ESAS, 20/09/2007, 12 years (two elections)

  • Expert evaluator of Research Ministery of Spain "Plan National de Materiales", ANEP, Juan de la Cierva Programa, Catalan Research Agency AGAUR, Argentina Research Angency FONCyT, ANPCyT

  • ERC expert (panel member evaluator) of Starting and Consolidator grants (2011 – 2012)

  • Referee of more than 15 Scientific Journals

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Superconducting materials, superconductivity, magnetism, functional

    oxides, transition metal oxides, resistive switching phenomena, nanostructures, nanocomposites,

    coated conductors, chemical solution deposition, laser annealing, rapid thermal annealing,

    nanofabrication, atomic layer deposition, pulsed laser deposition, bitter magnetic decoration, nanoscale

    scanning probe microscopy, synchrotron radiation, electron transmission microscopy.


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