Blanca Biel received the M. Sc. Degree in Physics in 1999 from the Universidad de Granada, (Granada, Spain) and the Ph.D. in Physics (with honors) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) in 2006. She was a postdoctoral fellow at CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France) from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 she joined the Nanoelectronics Research Group at Universidad de Granada with a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellowship. She is currently visiting Curtin University (Perth, Australia) as an Endeavour Award Research Fellowship holder . Her research interests include the study of the electronic and transport properties of silicon and graphene-based nanodevices by means of atomistic (DFT and tight-binding) and quantum transport (NEGF) simulation tools..