Associate Professor (HDR) at Aix-Marseille University
Researcher at NOVA team IM2NP Laboratory of the CNRS
Prof. M. Ricardo Ibarra‘s research activity has been developed in the fields of magnetism and the magnetic properties of nanostructured materials. His research activity is also focused on the application of nanotechnology in biomedicine.
He has significant contributions in the fields of magnetic anisotropy in rare earth intermetallics, colossal magnetoresistance in mixed valent magnetic oxides, giant magnetocaloric effect alloys, magnetic thin films, magnetic and superconductor nanostructures, magnetic nanoparticles and their application in life sciences.
He coordinated 32 national and international R&D projects of infrastructures and research in the field of magnetism and nanotechnology and its applications. He has the copyright of 11 patents, 2 of them WO, 1 PCT and 2 in exploitation.
He was the Head of the Magnetism Section of the European Physical Society 2000-2018 and is a member of the scientific committee in the Institute of Applied Magnetism, Laboratory “Salvador Velayos”, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ADIF, CSIC, and a member of the Advisory Board in the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Porto (Portugal).
He published over 660 papers in his research field and was awarded with more than 10 prizes in academic and scientific research.