My Career, education and training

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Materials Science and Engineering
CeramicsMy full education is on Materials Science and Engineering, especially on ceramic materials. My expertise is on nanometric porous materials stable at very high temperatures. I'm familiarized with many different materials characteriazation techniques as well.
Applied Physics
Radioactive Ion BeamsAs my secondary specialization, coming from my working places and material applications, is applied physics. I've participated in many different developments for radioactive ion beam production: ion source, spallation sources, liquid targets and beam manipulation.


Organizational and Managerial
Job Related
and Safety Training
Digital and Hardware
  • Leadership and Team Spirit

    From leading positions in voluntary associations, co-supervision of work projects and event organization (workshops and conferences). I'm a natural team player in all levels: from my way of work, to my hobbies (playing co-op team games).

  • Oral Communication

    I'm a clear presenter in my talks, as proved my participation in conferences but mainly my invited talks and my latest achievement: a young speaker award.

  • Organization

    I keep a logbook with all records, summaries and what I learn in my day-to-day work. I also hate procrastination and try to make my days as productive as possible.

  • Quick Leaner

    My professional path proves that I'm a quick learner: coming from a ceramics specialization in Materials Science and Engineering to the Applied Physics at CERN, wasn't easy but I managed it. I'm also an autodidact.

  • Clear Writer

    The many publications (see My Publications ) especially those fully wrote by myself (thesis and first author), prove it by itself. I also, very recently, did a scientific writing course which fortified my skills.

  • Design of Experimental Setups

    I have experience physically designing experimental setups (such as those with vacuum , high temperatures, gas flow, etc.), as well designing these beforehand, statistically relevant enough, in order to make them as efficient as possible.

  • Materials Characterization Equip.

    As being part of my main expertise field I have experience operating and analysing data from: Nitrogen Physisorption (mesoporosity, surface area), X-Ray Powder Diffraction, Particle Size Distribution by Laser Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy (with Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy), Residual Gas Analysis (with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer) and others.

  • ISOLDE Operation

    From the tens of beam optimizations made for the ISOLDE physics experiments and the shift rotations over 24/24h to test new prototype targets, I have acquired a lot of experience handling ISOLDE in all technical aspects.

  • Safety Trained

    Both organizations I've worked for (CERN and EPFL) take safety as first priority. As such, I'm trained in radioprotection, cryogenics, low and high voltage electrical safety, nanoparticles safety and general lab safety.

  • Radioactivity

    I've prepared and executed material activation experiments (through proton irradiation), planning the dose rate, isotope inventory and beam power deposition on samples. I'm also experienced in gamma spectroscopy and respective data analysis. I've done as well beam optimization (intensity, time structure and purity) for ISOLDE where tape-station with beta and gamma detection is used.

  • Data Analysis Software

    I'm an advanced user of Microsoft Excel (up to v2016), Origin and Mathematica. I also use statistics analysis methods (such as multifactorial designs with analysis of variance (ANOVA)) in order to have confidence in my results.

  • Simulation Software

    I use a few softwares to help me in my day to day such as: ABRALA - nuclear cross section for isotope production (ion-ion, or nucleon-ion interaction), SRIM - for ion implantation depth, CASINO - for electron-matter interaction (for scanning electron microscopy preparation), HSC - thermodynamics simulation software, ANSYS - for thermomechanical simulations, FLUKA - for proton to target interaction.

  • Typesetting Software

    I'm an advanced Microsoft Word (v2016) and a basic user of LaTeX.

  • Website Building

    If you are reading this, you've already came in contact with my website building expertise in Wordpress. I've also programmed in PHP, MySQL and CSS in a small extracurricular project with a friend.

  • General Computers

    I consider myself an advanced computer user (PC), being able to troubleshoot most of the software and hardware problems. I also know my way into selecting and assembling a computer part by part.



  • Listening - A2
  • Reading - B1
  • Spoken Interaction - A2
  • Spoken Production - A1
  • Writting - A2


  • C1 - Listening
  • C2 - Reading
  • C1 - Spoken Interaction
  • C1 - Spoken Production
  • C1 - Writting

* Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user. Classification done accordingly to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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Now putting my career on the side, I love my life, my wife and my parents and brothers. In my free time I love to travel, go out with friends and play computer games.

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I've been first-author and co-author of peer-reviewed articles, done (invited) talks in different conferences, posters and my thesis which come from my hard work.

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