Jordi Sort leads the ‘Group of Smart Nanoengineered Materials, Nanomechanics and Nanomagnetism’ as an ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After finishing his PhD in 2002 in the field of “magnetic interfacial effects” (Extraordinary Award), Prof. Sort performed two postdoctoral stays at SPINTEC (Grenoble) and at Argonne National Laboratory. His research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of a wide variety of materials (electrodeposited films, lithographed structures, porous materials, metallic glasses, composites) with emphasis on their magnetic and mechanical performance. His work has been awarded by the Catalan and Spanish Physical Societies (Young Researcher Award). At present, Prof. Sort has supervised 7 PhD Theses, has published 220 articles (5100 citations, h = 35), has issued 4 patents and has managed 22 national/international research projects, including an ITN and a Consolidator Grant-2014 from the European Research Council.