Born and raised in Spain, Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez obtained his degree in Physics (1999) at the Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife. After working several years in finances and other areas (MBA in 2002) he returned to Academia finishing his Master Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2007) and PhD in Nanoscience (2012, honors, special doctorate price) at the Universitat de Barcelona. Lecturer, among other subjects, for magentic and superconducting materials in the Universitat de Barcelona form 2010 to 2013. He joined the IFW-Dresden in 2014. Lecturer for thermoelectric materials at the TU Dresden since 2017.