Modesto T López-López is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada (UGR). He got his PhD in 2005 at this university working on the field of magnetorheological fluids and received the 2005 PhD Excellence award for his dissertation. From 2006 to 2008, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (LCMP) of the French CNRS, in Nice. Afterwards, he returned to the UGR with a research position and since 2012 he is Associate Professor. More recently he has been invited researcher at University Paris 7 – Paris Diderot (2015) and invited professor at the University of Nice (2016).
Modesto has been working since 2003 on the synthesis and physical characterization of magnetic field-responsive fluids and soft materials (ferrofluids and magnetorheological fluids, gels and elastomers). Within this field, he specialized in the design of novel materials and the characterization of their mechanical properties. More recently (2010) he started a new line of research focused on the generation of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications and their physical characterization, with emphasis on the mechanical and microstructural properties. Within these fields of research, he has coauthored almost 100 scientific publications and several patents. He has been Principal Investigator in 3 research projects.
He teaches Classical Mechanics at the undergraduate level. His post-graduate teaching is Design and Characterization of Nanomaterials at the Master in Physics: Radiations, Nanotechnology, Particles and Astrophysics, which he also coordinates. He has supervised 14 Master's Theses and 2 PhD theses (both awarded the PhD Excellence award). Currently, he is supervising two more PhD theses. In 2014 he was scientific secretary of the 14th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (ERMR2014). He has given several invited and plenary lectures at international conferences.