Ignacio Pagonabarraga is Professor in Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Fundamental Physics at the University of Barcelona. He graduated in Physics from Universitat de Barcelona where he also obtained a PhD in Physics. He has performed postdoctoral stays at Institute Amolf in Amsterdam, in the group of Prof. D. Frenkel and at the University of Edinburgh in the group of Prof. M.E. Cates. He has published over 140 papers in international journals which have received more than 2900 citations. He has been appointed visiting or invited professor at the Université Paris-Sud, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Technical University of Berlin, Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, USA.