Javier Campo

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Javier Campo (Spanish, 1968) made his doctoral thesis at the Materials Science Institute of Aragon (ICMA), joint research institute between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Zaragoza, between 1991 and 1995.

Later he moved to the University of Montpellier where he made a post-doctoral stay of 2 years financed with a Spanish fellowship.

From 1998 to 2002 Dr J Campo was appointed by the CSIC as scientist responsible for the CRG-D1B at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble (France) and in 2003 he joined the ICMA as a researcher under the Spanish program “Ramón y Cajal” (first call).

In 2005 he obtained a Tenured Scientist position at CSIC and in 2008 promoted to Scientific Researcher.

From 1998 until these days, he is the scientific and administrative responsible of the Spanish CRG’s at the ILL.

Since 2012 he is  the Director of ICMA and his scientific interest is focused on the study of “Magnetic Chirality” in molecular magnets.

Javier Campo is the author of more than 150 scientific papers and main researcher in 37 research projects. He has supervised 5 doctoral theses and has held several international membership, among others; vice-presidency of the ENSA from 2009 to 2014, Spanish delegate at the ILL Steering Committee since 2008 or Chair of the VI European Conference on Neutron Scattering held in Zaragoza in 2015.


An overview about the research on materials at the ICMA

The fundamental objectives of ICMA are to contribute to the advancement of scientific and technical knowledge in the area of Material Science and Technology, by conducting high quality scientific and technical research. This is demonstrated by the publication of scientific results in prestigious international journals, participation in research projects at a regional, national and international level as well as knowledge transfer to industry in the areas cited.

The Institute has five research areas: 1. Functional organic materials, 2. Materials for energy applications and laser processing, 3. Magnetic materials, 4. Materials for biological applications and  5. Theory and simulation in Material Science.

ICMA has a long tradition of managing international large scale facilities (neutron sources, synchrotron etc). Since 1998, the Institute has been in charge of the scientific coordination and administration of the Spanish Collaborating Research Group (CRG) instruments at the Institut of Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, where a number of ICMA researchers are permanently stationed.

The development and construction of advanced scientific instrumentation is also an area of intense activity. This is true not only today (project XtremeD, project TES-ESA, the development of sensors, particle detectors, laser ovens, He liquidisers, etc) but also since its foundation over 25 years ago (development of susceptometers, volt and ohm patterns, cryostat designs, etc).

In this talk the different research areas of the Aragon Materials Science Institute will be presented.