Pablo de Vera Gomis

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Pablo de Vera is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the research group of Dr. Maurizio Dapor at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*-FBK) and the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications (TIFPA-INFN), Trento, Italy. He does research on the physico-chemical mechanisms underlying radiation interaction and effects in condensed matter by means of Computational Physics, for applications which include biophysics, materials science, physical chemistry and nanotechnology. Pablo is particularly interested in radiation interaction with biological media. He leads the project NanoEnHanCeMent – Nanoparticle Enhanced Hadrontherapy: a Comprehensive Mechanistic Description.

His interdisciplinary training includes a BSc in Chemistry (University of Alicante, Spain, 2009, first student of promotion) and a MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (University of Alicante, 2011, first student of promotion). He obtained his PhD in Nanoscience (Physics) from University of Alicante (2010-2016), under the supervision of Prof. Isabel Abril and Prof. Rafael Garcia-Molina, being awarded the Extraordinary Thesis Award for his dissertation “Charged particle interaction with biological materials: modelling and application to ion beam cancer therapy“.

He then participated in the Marie Curie ITN ARGENT (Advanced Radioterapies, Generated by Exploiting Nanoprocesses and Technologies) at the Open University (Milton Keyenes, UK, 2014-2015) and Queen’s University Belfast (UK, 2015-2017), while collaborating with MBN (MesoBioNano) Research Center (Frankfurt, Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Nigel Mason, Prof. Fred Currell and Prof. Andrey V. Solov'yov. Later on, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at the research group of Prof. Solov'yov at MBN Research Center (Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-2019) and a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Group of Excellence of the Murcia Region “Condensed Matter”, at University of Murcia (Spain, 2019-2020).

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Participation in current and recent research projects:

  • 840752: Nanoparticle Enhanced Hadron-therapy: a Comprehensive Mechanistic description (NanoEnHanCeMent), European Commission (Marie Curie Individual Fellowships), 01/11/2020 - 31/10/2022, 171.473,28 €, Principal Investigator.

  • HP10CR8SBA: Electron production in radioenhancing metals (EleMetal), Italian SuperComputing Resource Allocation (ISCRA, CINECA), 02/06/2021 - 01/02/2022, 5000 node-hours for HPC computing, Principal Investigator.

  • CA20129: Multiscale Irradiation and Chemistry Driven Processes and Related Technologies (MultIChem), European Commission (COST Actions), 04/10/2021 - 03/10/2025, Secondary proposer.

  • High-Z ceramic oxide nanosystems for mediated proton cancer therapy, Fondazione Caritro, 01/10/2019 - 30/09/2021, 50.000 €, IP: Andrea Pedrielli (European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas - ECT*, Trento, Italy), Team member.

  • AICO/19/070: Estimación de la Dosis en Terapia Hadrónica (Dose estimation in hadronic therapy), Conselleria d'Educació, Cultura i Esport, Generalitat Valenciana (Ayudas a grupos consolidables), 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020, 40.000 €, IP: Carlos Lacasta-Llacer (Institut de Física Corpuscular, Valencia, Spain), Team member.

  • PGC2018-096788-B-I00: Interacción de Electrones de Baja Energía con Nanosistemas (Interaction of low energy electrons with nanosystems), Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Proyectos de I+D de Generación de Conocimiento), 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021, 34.848 €, IP: Rafael Garcia-Molina (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain), Team member.

  • 19907/GERM/15: Numerical simulations of complex interacting systems, Fundación Séneca (Ayudas a los Grupos y Unidades de Excelencia Científica de la Región de Murcia), 01/01/2015 – 30/06/2021, 250.000 €, IP: Miguel Ortuño, Rafael Garcia-Molina (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain), Team member.

Scientific collaborations and international experience