Dr. Carlos Garcia is an associate professor at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (USM), and a researcher at the Centro Científico Tecnológico de Valparaíso (CCTVal). He completed his PhD in the Department of Materials Physics of the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian. Subsequently, he made a brief postdoctoral stay in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Nagoya University and, in 2008, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Fullbright scholarship where he worked until his incorporation as associate professor at the Department of Physics of Bogazici University in 2011. In 2014, he joined the Physics Department of the USM.
His research topics focus on three main topics; spintronica, study of ferromagnetic amorphous for its application in sensors, and magnetism of films and nanostructures.
Dr. Garcia leads the Group of Applied Magnetism and Spintronic (www.magnanoapp.usm.cl) and the laboratories of; Applied Magnetism, Thin Films, Cryogenics and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), which allows a complete electric and magnetic characterization of materials.