He holds a PhD is Physics by the Autónoma University in Madrid. He is a researcher at the Institute of Material Sciences in Madrid and a member of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). He has worked on the modeling and desk review on different properties of metal surfaces, clusters, metal nanowires, carbone nanotubes, virus, light propagation through nanostructures, etc.
From 200o to 2004 he was the coordinator of the NANOSCIENCE network and did the same at NANOSPAIN network from 2000 to 2005. Since 2007 he has been the co-manager of Strategic Action of Nanosience and Nanotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. In 2008, he was appointed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Madrid Scientific Park. He has actively participated in information dissemination, outstanding in his activity as a co-organiser of International contest “Images of the Nanoworld” (Issues SMPAGE07 and SMPAGE 09) and as a commissioner of exhibitions “Insights into the nanoworld”(2007-2010) and “A walk around the nanoworld” (2011-). He is co-author of the Educational Unit of Nanotechnology (FECYT) and writer of the book “What do we know about nanotechnology? (La Catarat, 2010). Since 2011 he has been a scientific advisor of the Iberoamerican Network for Dissemination and Training in nanoscience and Nanotechnology, funded by CYTED.