modeling nature from nano to macro
Modesto T. López-López is Professor 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. He became Associate Professor of Applied Physics in August 2012 and Professor of Applied Physics in October 2019. He has been invited researcher at University Paris 7 – Paris Diderot (2015) and invited professor at the University of Nice (2016).
His research interest involves magnetic field-guided smart materials, spanning the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic field-guided self-assembly, and preparation and physical (with emphasis in mechanical) characterization of magnetic fluids and gels (ferrofluids, magnetorheological fluids, ferrogels). He also develops his research
work in the field of the preparation and mechanical characterization of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. Within these fields of research, he has coauthored more than 100 scientific publications and five patents. He has been Principal Investigator in four research projects.
He teaches Classical Mechanics at the undergraduate level. At the master level he teaches “Design and Characterization of Nanomaterials” and “Nanostructured Fluids. Rheological Properties” at the Master in Physics: Radiations, Nanotechnology, Particles and Astrophysics, which he also coordinated from 2017 to 2021. He has supervised more than 20 Master's Theses and four PhD theses (two of them awarded the PhD Excellence award). Currently, he is supervising five 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.