Miguel Dalmau

Miguel Dalmau is a new PhD researcher under the supervision of Paco del Monte (Bioinspired materials) and Eduardo Hernández (Simulation and Modeling of Materials Group). He is from Zaragoza, where he completed his studies in Physics. Then, he went to Madrid to study for his Master's degree in Condensed Matter Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

What have you worked on so far?

Since the beginning of my Master's thesis, which I conducted here under the guidance of Eduardo Hernández, I've been dedicated to the study of machine learning and AI models applied to materials science. Specifically, a significant portion of my efforts have been focused on developing graph neural networks to predict the properties of several materials.

What will you work on? With whom?

I will work with Paco, Eduardo, and Juan. We want to combine chemistry and physics, using our knowledge of molecular dynamics simulations and neural networks to obtain more efficient, safer, and less-polluting batteries.

Why did you choose ICMM?

As I said, I did my Master's thesis here. I found the institute such a perfect place to work, with outstanding research groups to learn from and an excellent work environment, as demonstrated during ICMM days.

And a personal touch: any hobbies? What would you like to contribute to the institute?

I would like to bring my energy and enthusiasm for learning. I balance my work life with sports, either by training futsal or playing tennis matches. I enjoy sharing my leisure time with friends, and also with one of my great passions, reading. I am confident that my energy and enthusiasm for learning will be valuable to the team here at the research institute.