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Ignacio Pagonabarraga studied at the University of Barcelona where he obtained his PhD in Physics in nonequilibrium statistical physics. He performed postdoctoral stays at Instituut Amolf (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) and moved back to Barcelona. He is Professor of Physics at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics since 2011. He is member of UBICS (University of Barcelona Center of Complex Systems) He has been the CECAM Director in the period 2017-2022.
His research focuses on the theoretical understanding of soft matter systems out of equilibrium, with particular interest in collective phenomena in active matter, aiming at reaching fundamental new understanding of the mechanics and emerging behavior in such systems. He develops and exploits novel computational methods to study these complex, heterogeneous dynamic systems. For further information on our research interests see our group web pages.