Clivia obtained her PhD in Physics in 1984 from Manchester Univ. (UK). She held tenured appointments at St. Andrews and Glasgow Universities in the UK and became a C4 professor at Wuppertal Univ. (Germany) in 1996. From 2004 to 2008 she was a research professor at Univ. College Cork, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland) funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Since May 2007 she is with ICREA based at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2). Clivia received awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Nuffield Foundation and an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from ZONTA International (USA). She is author of over 470 scientific publications and has edited six books (Researcher ID; E-8418-2010, WoS: h-index 40 and over 6900 citations). She leads a 20-strong team working on phonon engineering and participates in European-level research. Since 2013 she is a visiting professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.