I graduated and obtained his PhD in Physics both at the University of Basque Country. After my doctoral studies, I was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to work as a postdoctoral scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, and at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB). I later joined the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2 (formerly ICN) starting as a Ramon y Cajal Fellow, and since 2013 as tenure Track Group Leader of the Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy Group at ICN2. Since 2015 I am an ICREA Research Professor. I am author of 50 articles, and of more than 30 invited talks at international conferences, universities and schools. My research activity is based on the investigation of quantum properties of matter on the nanoscale, and developing strategies to manipulate them with atomic precision.