Xavier holds a B.Sc. in Physics (2022) and a M.Sc. in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2023), both of which were carried out at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

During the last year of his bachelor’s degree, Xavier performed his degree thesis, which was about simulating the thermal transport of a nanocalorimetric chip and calibrating it using three different methods of calibration. After that, he proceeded to do an internship at Advanced Nanotechnologies S.L. (Barcelona), where he studied the mechanical properties of different thin films, like DLC or TiN, grown using magnetron sputtering.

Following that, he studied for a master’s degree in advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and his master’s thesis was carried out at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2, Barcelona). It was about the development of amorphous thin layers made of TPTPA, grown using thermal evaporation, and their thermal properties were studied using fast scanning calorimetry (FSC).

Now, he is performing his PhD at the Catalan Institute of Energy Research (IREC) about the fabrication and characterization of SiMg nanofibers and nanolayers.