The GMM group was spontaneously formed around 2002. The initial conditions were a couple of young associate professors, which were willing to change their research field, and a graduate student. We had no budget for this new (for us) research field; so we were interested in cheap, but interesting problems of Materials Science & Soft-Condensed Matter.
Currently, our budget is still small in the materials science standards. So, we have to manage with imagination and creativity, looking for ideas and techniques available to us. Indeed, we like this situation. It is true that sometimes it is necessary to look at something with a S.E.M. (for example). We fix those problems easily because we have very good friends and collaborators. Usually, we keep active research collaborations with the friends who also support our technical needs.
Our previous expertise comes from non-linear physics (pattern formation, spatio-temporal chaos, hydrodynamics, topological defects, non-linear waves, non-linear optics). Experimental physics is our point of view. Now we are getting a nice expertise in Materials Science & Soft-Condensed Matter, but always would like to be in a position like this, in order to learn every day new things.
Although our main objective lies on experiments, always it is very necessary to have a good theoretical background. Theory also is interesting to us in order to have a positive feedback.
To join our group (or to collaborate with us) there are the following possibilities (please, also have a look into the currently open positions):
Graduate Research Opportunities
We can offer a variety of graduate student research opportunities. These positions are mainly for students who would like to do a PhD., or a research stage at our laboratory.
Usually (but not always), the PhD. students will come from a MSc. in Physics or related areas. If they come from a BSc. in those areas, they will also have to take all the graduate courses of the Doctoral Program "Complex Systems". Students interested to enroll in this graduate program to do a PhD. with us should contact to Prof. W. González-Viñas.
It is possible to apply for a scholarship (with partial teaching assistantship) from the "Association of Friends of University of Navarra" among other scholarships which can be applied by the students.
If you are only interested in doing a research stage, please contact Prof. W. González-Viñas. This can be done also through an already existing bilateral agreement (e.g. with Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University (USA) or with Politehnica University of Timisoara (Romania)) or by other means.
In all the cases the research subjects could be across several fields like Physics, Applied Physics and Materials Science, all in areas related to "Materials Science & Soft-Condensed Matter". If you have other ideas, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
Postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply for a grant from public or private institutions. Required education includes a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied or Engineering Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering, or related field. The successful candidates will participate and interact in multidisciplinary research projects concerned with fundamentals and applications of Materials Science & Soft-Condensed Matter. Also required are strong writing, organizational and communications skills. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, publication list, short description of research interests, and names of three references to us.
Collaborative Research Opportunities
We welcome new colleagues who would like to discuss collaborative opportunities, as well as new ideas, with us.
Collaborative Opportunities with Companies
Companies also are welcome to establish any kind of collaboration with us. Please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
If you are interested in a semester-long or summer project in our group, please contact us. This can be done through an already existing bilateral agreement (e.g. with Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University (USA) or with Politehnica University of Timisoara (Romania)), or by other means.
Si eres estudiante de la Universidad de Navarra, y quieres ser alumno/a interno/a en nuestro grupo, por favor contacta directamente con el Prof. W. González-Viñas.