Juan de Vicente is a Full Professor of Applied Physics. He received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Granada (Spain) in 1998 with highest honours. In 1999 he received an FPU Predoctoral Fellowship. During his PhD studies, he carried out long-term research stays at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée (CNRS, France), Chemical Engineering Department and RRC (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and Vakgroep Reologie (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands). In 2002 he received PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Granada and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) with highest honours, European Mention and Extraordinary Doctorate Awards. In 2003 he received a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at Unilever R&D and Imperial College London (UK). He was appointed Academic Visitor at the Mechanical Engineering Department (ICL). In 2005 he received a Marie Curie ERG Fellowship (VI FP, European Union) and joined the University of Granada. At that time he started a new research line on Tribo-Rheology of Magnetic Fluids.
His research interests are mostly focused on Smart Materials, Magnetic Suspensions, Rheology and Tribology of Complex Fluids. His publication record contains 130 peer-reviewed JCR journals (> 90% Q1), books (3), book chapters (32) and conference papers (194; 5 Plenary Lectures and 7 Invited talks and Keynotes). He has led 11 high-level funded Research Projects (for a total of more than 2.5 M€) and participated in other 30. He has also participated in 14 Research Contracts with the industry (Unilever, Repsol-YPF, Kolmer S.A., Rylesa, Polymat, Y-flow, Nanogetic, Nano-MYP, Operon, Maxam and Total) contributing with 6 patents. He is an external advisor of public and private institutions; ANECA, ANEP, DFG (German Research Foundation), REPRISE (Italian Ministry of Education), RU (Romanian National Council), LCS (Republic of Latvia), NCN (Poland), Czech Science Foundation and FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders) among others. He serves as a reviewer for more than 70 JCR journals. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society of Rheology, member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Colloids and Interfaces Group and member of the Editorial Board of Rheologica Acta. Since 2018 he is elected member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions. He has participated in Organizing and Scientific Committees of 7 International Conferences.
He has 15 years experience teaching Fluid Physics, Rheology and Physics for Building Engineers at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. He has been an advisor of 15 Master Dissertations and 8 PhD Theses. He currently supervises two MSCA and one Athenea3i postdoctoral fellows. He has also served as an external evaluator of international PhD Theses and Tenure / Promotions at US Universities. He has been awarded the Research Award in Physics from the Academy of Mathematical, Physico-chemical and Natural Sciences (2000), the Unilever Corporate Review Award (2005), Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Social Council (2008) and the Excellence in Research Award from the Vice-Rector's Office for Scientific Policy and Research at UGR (2010).