Xavier Obradors is a Research Professor and Director of the Institut of Materials Science of Barcelona (CSIC). His scientific interests include materials preparation with controlled micro/nanostructures and the comprehension of the physical mechanisms underlying the superconducting, magnetic and electronic properties of nanostructured materials, particularly complex oxides. He has published more than 490 articles (> 9600 citations, h=47), has filed more than 12 patents, and is one of the creators of the spin-off company OXOLUTIA. He has received several awards: Fellow of Institute of Physics; Doctor Honoris Causa University of Pitesti; ENDESA Novare and National Materials Science Awards; Member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona; Narcís Monturiol Medal of Catalonia; French Academic Palms; City of Barcelona Prize. He served in the Editorial Board of Superconductor Science and Technology and he is Editor of Physica C. He is a Past President of the European Society of Applied Superconductivity (ESAS).