Prof. Francesc Xavier Obradors Berenguer: Research Professor and Director of the ICMAB-CSIC (recently awarded with Severo Ochoa excellence center distinction). He has been leading a multidisciplinary group in Superconductivity for 20 years, having a large expertise in magnetism, superconductivity and nanotechnology, and authoring more than 500 publications. He has coordinated several national, EU and transcontinental research projects either on preparation of superconducting materials as on applications development. Nowadays is coordinating the biggest EU project on superconductivity, EUROTAPES, to develop coated conductors at low cost. He is member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona and he has received several national and international awards. He has also authored 15 patents and has a large experience of collaboration with industry.
Prof. María Teresa Puig Molina: Research Professor and Head of the “Superconducting materials and large scale nanostructures” Department at ICMAB since 2008. She pushed the department to a world-leadership position in the area of high temperature superconducting films grown by chemical solution deposition which has culminated with her just awarded ERC-2014 Advanced Grant. She has strong experience in the physics of superconducting materials and also in the development of their applications. She has authored more than 250 publications and 11 patents, and she has led several national and EU projects.
Dr. Javier Alberto José Granados García: Tenured Scientist. President of the High Temperature Superconductors Modelling Workgroup. He has authored more than 70 publications. He has large experience in conductor characterization and materials integration in power devices, participating in several EU and national projects and leading ICMAB contribution in some of them.
Dr. Susana Ricart Miró: Tenured Scientist. She has authored almost 100 publications and she has large expertise in preparing chemical solutions for oxide thin films and nanoparticles preparation.