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/nano structures 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), he has filed more than 12 patents and he was 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 was President of European Society of Applied Superconductivity.