Welcome to the web page of Ignacio Porras
This is my professional page where you can find information about my teaching and my research activities.
I obtained my bachelor in Physics (Theoretical Physics speciality) at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and my Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at the Universidad de Granada (UGR).
I have been teaching in the Physics degree from 1990 (beginning as an assistant and ending as a full professor), and I also teach in the Graduate Program of Physics (Master and Doctorate).
My main research interests are Medical Physics (mainly Neutron Capture Therapy of cancer), experimental Nuclear Physics (neutron cross section measurements) Quantum Computational Chemistry (few and many electron systems) and some problems of Mathematical Physics (convergence acceleration of series and Hilbert transforms).
You can see a list of publications at my ORCID records.
In my research I collaborate internationally with Fred W. King, Professor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with the n_TOF collaboration at CERN, with the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) at Grenoble and with the groups of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) of Helsinki and Pavia.
I am currently the President of the International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy (ISNCT) and the Director of the University Chair Neutrons for Medicine of the UGR, with donations from non-profit organizations as the Spanish Fundación ACS, and the local associations Capitán Antonio, La Kuadrilla de Iznalloz and Sonriendo se Puede Ganar. We are very grateful to these societies for funding our research.
We are also indebted with the Scientific Foundation of the Asociación Española contra el Cáncer (AECC) who gave us a Singular Project Award in 2016 including a very important research grant. Also, we want to acknowledge grants from the Junta de Andalucía (regional government), the Spanish Government and the University of Granada Campus for International Excellence BioTic
I have been the director of the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics at the University of Granada between 2009 and 2017. I am a member of the Spanish Real Sociedad de Física (RSEF) and of the Sociedad Española de Física Médica (SEFM)