Departament d’Enginyeria Electrònica, Escola d’Enginyeria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain, 01893
Dr. Xavier Oriols received his BS and MS in Physics from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1993 and 1994 respectively. During 1997, he worked at the Institute d' Electronique, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology in Lille (France). He received his doctoral degree in Electronic Engineering from UAB (Spain) in 1999 with an extraordinary doctoral award and the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Signal Theory and Communications from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2001. During 2001 and 2002 was a visiting professor at the State University of New York (USA). He has authored or co-authored more than 150 contributions to scientific journals and conferences in the fields of electron device physics and foundations of quantum mechanics. He is author of the book "Applied Bohmian Mechanics: from nanoscale system to cosmology" and he has developed the electron transport simulator BITLLES (http://europe.uab.es/bitlles). In 2008, he received the prize for young researchers in the framework of the Spanish I3 Program and the prize for research excellence in 2008 and 2010. The research activity of Dr. Oriols combines both his practical interest in quantum nanodevices, and his interest in the foundations of quantum mechanics, in general, and in Bohmian mechanics, in particular. His research covers a wide spectrum, from fundamental issues of physics to practical engineering.