David Bronte Ciriza

Institution: CNR, Italy

Position: PhD student

Master Degree: Condensed Matter Physics and Biological Systems, specialization in Biophysics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Summary: Coming from Navarra, in the north of Spain, passionate about life, science, and technology. I completed my BSc in physics between the University of Zaragoza (3 years) and UNSW Sydney (1 year), where I discovered my fascination with biophysics. During that time in Australia, I had my first encounter with optical tweezers and artificial intelligence as a summer intern in the UTS photonics lab. Back in Spain, while undertaking my master’s degree, I have been working part-time at the visual optics and biophotonics group of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). I have helped to develop a non-invasive technique to measure the scleral biomechanical properties, which could be useful for myopia and glaucoma treatment and prevention.

Research interests: My project aims to understand the dynamics of artificial active swimmers in optical tweezers, both theoretically and experimentally. By understanding the role of particle shape and asymmetry at the nanoscale, we also aim to control such non-equilibrium dynamics on shaped active artificial nanoswimmers in extended random light fields.

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