Senior Scientist, Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
Ramón Aguado (PhD in Theoretical Physics 1998), is a Senior Scientist of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) working at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), where he leads the “Theory of Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Technologies” group. His main research interests are in condensed matter theory with a focus on quantum transport, strong correlations, and topological materials. During the last few years his activity has focused on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor systems where interesting physical effects such as Kondo, BCS superconducting pairing or magnetic states compete. This fundamental interest, together with the possibility of obtaining Majorana bound states in topological superconductors based on such systems, makes hybrids one of the more exciting topics in modern condensed matter physics. Before becoming a permanent scientist at CSIC, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department at Rutgers State University of New Jersey and at the Quantum Transport group at Delft University of Technology. Since 2018 he coordinates the theory workpackage of the Quantum Technologies Platform at CSIC.