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Juan de Vicente received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Granada (UGR) in 1998 with highest honors. In 1999 he received a FPU Predoctoral Fellowship. During his Ph.D. studies he carried out long-term research stays at the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Nice (CNRS. France), Chemical Engineering Department and Rheology Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and Vakgroep Reologie Faculteit Technische Natuurkunde, Universiteit Twente (The Netherlands). In 2000 he received the Research Award in Physics from the Academy of Mathematical, Physico-chemical and Natural Sciences for his investigations on Magnetorheological (MR) fluids. He received two Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the UGR and the University of Nice with highest honors, European Mention and Extraordinary Doctorate Awards.

In February 2003 he received an EU-funded Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at Product Microstructure Unit & Corporate Research (Unilever, UK) and Imperial College London (ICL, UK). He was appointed Academic Visitor at the Tribology Group (ICL) from 2003 to 2005. During this period, he leaded a research project in collaboration between Unilever R&D and ICL. In 2005 he received the outstanding Unilever Corporate Review Award.

In March 2005 he received a Marie Curie ERG Fellowship (VIFP, EU) and joined the Department of Applied Physics at the UGR. At that time he started a new research line on Tribo-Rheology of Magnetic Fluids. He has leaded 9 research projects on the subject, funded by EU programs, Spanish Ministry (Materials Division) and Junta de Andalucía. In total he has participated in 34 Projects and 15 Industrial Contracts (Total Marketing Services, Maxamcorp Holding S. L., Unilever R&D, PDVSA, Repsol-YPF, Kolmer S.A., Rylesa, Polymat, Y-Flow and Operon). In 2008 he received the outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Social Council and in 2010 he received the Excellence in Research Award from the Vice-Rector's Office for Scientific Policy and Research.

Since 2009 he is the Head of the Rheology Lab at the UGR. His publication record contains peer-reviewed JCR papers (128, >90% in Q1), book chapters (32), patents (6, 2 PCT), books (4) and conference papers (196). 1 “Highly Cited Paper” (Soft Matter), 5 review papers (Nanomaterials x2, e-rheo-iba, ChemPhysChem & Soft Matter), 2 invited papers (J. Rheol. & Rheol. Acta), 3 invited papers for special issues (J. Rheol., Rheol. Acta & Soft Matter), 1 “Recommended paper” (Soft Matter), 1 “Featured paper” (J. Rheol.), 1 “Influential Article. Highly-cited article” (J. Rheol.), 1 “Highlight” (Smart Mater. Struct.), 1 “Hot Paper” (Soft Matter) and 1 “Kaleidoscope” (Phys. Rev. E).

He has been appointed as external advisor of the Partnership Programme for the Romanian National Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO Holland), Government Agency of National Science Centre (NCN Poland) and also evaluator for the ANEP and ANECA.

He has served as external evaluator of international PhD Theses and Tenure / Promotions at EU and US Universities. He is member of the Editor Panel of a total of 16 International Journals and serves as reviewer of >70 JCR journals. Currently, he is member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society of Rheology (GER), member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Colloids and Interfaces Group (GECI) and member of the Editorial Board of Rheologica Acta.

He has been advisor of 15 Master Dissertations and 8 PhD Theses. He has participated in Committees of 6 International Conferences and has given Plenary Lectures in some of the most prestigious Conferences in Colloids and Magnetic Fluids (e.g. ERMR International Conferences). Since July 2018 he is member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions.

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