Luis Miguel Varela Cabo

Position: Permanent Staff

Luis Miguel Varela (Lugo, 1972) graduated in Physics at the University of Santiago in 1995 and in Law at the Open University (UNED) in 2000. He got his PhD in Physics (with Honors) from the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he is currently full professor in its department of Particle Physics (Condensed Matter division). His teaching has focused on thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and statistical processing of physical data, as well as Econophysics and Renewable Energies.

His research interests focus on statistical mechanics of complex systems, especially charged complex fluids, and more specifically in ionic liquids; and in complex networks and their applications to epidemics, socioeconomic systems, interregional development, etc. He has also made contributions in the field of thermal energy storage and thermal fluids. He is author or coauthor of over 100 articles, chapters and monographs in these fields, and has supervised several master and doctoral theses, and coordinated regional, national and European projects and research contracts with industries and with the Administration. Currently, he has active research and teaching collaborations with researchers from different universities, among which are Cambridge, Oxford, Pierre et Marie Curie, Vienna, Milan and Naples.

He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Physics since 2010 to 2018, and coordinated Master programs in Physics and Renewable Energies, as well as a Doctoral program in Renewable Energies and Sustainability.


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