Jose A. Garrido is an ICREA Research Professor at the Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology-ICN2 in Barcelona, and head of the Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices group. He received a Master and PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universität München, where he obtained his habilitation in experimental physics in 2010. From 2011 to 2015, Jose A. Garrido held a lecturer (privatdozent) position at the department of physics of the Technische Universität München. In September 2015, Jose A. Garrido joined ICN2 as ICREA Professor.