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Javier Burguete Mas

Física y Matemática Aplicada
Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de Navarra
Líneas de investigación
Turbulencia, Magnetohidrodinámica, Efecto dinamo en fluidos conductores, Ondas en convección, Ondas hidrotermales, Dinámica unidimensional, Control de Caos en Sistemas extensos, Biofísica, Física Médica
Grupos de investigación

I started my research career in 1991. I received my Ph.D. in 1995 and spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France. I obtained the national certification as "Contratado Doctor" in 2003 and as "Habilitación de Profesor Titular" (Applied Physics Associate Professor) in 2004. In December 2010 I got the certification as Professor ("Acreditación de Catedrático"), and in September 2011 was appointed Professor by the Universidad de Navarra. I have obtained four six-year research periods and this year I will apply for the fifth (sexenios).

My early research was focused on the experimental analysis of non-linear dynamical systems. During my first years I studied 1D and 2D waves created in convective problems. In 1998 I started working on the interaction of magnetic fields with conducting fluids and on instabilities of turbulent flows. I continue to work in this field on two different topics, the analysis of the effect of large magnetic fields in weakly conducting fluids (i.e. vertigoes triggered by MRI studies) and also the slow dynamics created in turbulent flows. In 2000 I started a research line on radiation therapy. During these last years both approaches have converged and my research is focused on blood circulation and irradiation in radiotherapy. This project focuses on how a better knowledge of the blood circulation from the point of view of nonlinear and statistical physics can improve the treatment and thus the prognosis of patients."

I have been Principal Investigator of six national projects (Plan Nacional del Ministerio) two of them in collaboration ("coordinados") that cover a continuous period of 16 years. These projects involved about ten researchers, half of them doctors and the other half graduates. In addition, I have leaded a scientific infrastructure project that provided equipment to six research projects of the Spanish "Plan Nacional".

I have supervised ten doctoral theses (four of them co-supervised), all of them with the highest grade. Two of them were awarded the "Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado", that is granted to 10% of the doctoral theses that receive the highest grade, and six of them received either European or International Mentions. Currently, I am supervising two PhD students in Medical Physics (one on blood irradiation in large vessels, and the other on photon and proton radiotherapy in lung cancer). I have a continuous collaboration with professionals from the Universidad de Navarra Hospital, mainly with medical physicists and engineers, but also with physicians (Oncologists, Radiologists, Neurologists and Otolaryngologists) that have resulted in two patents and three co-supervised PhDs.

I was invited as visiting researcher in laboratories in France (CNRS-Univ Orsay, CEA-Saclay and ENS-Lyon), Belgium (U Libre Bruxelles), and Mexico (Univ San Luis Potosí). As visiting scholar, I spent for four months both in 2011 at ENS-Lyon, and in 2015 at the University of Washington, EE.UU, where I started working on experiments in aerosols intake in breathing flows. During these last two stays I acquired the know-how to study particle-laden flows.

I have been Spain's representative in the Management Committees of two different COST actions from 2002 to 2009 (, member of the Executive Board of the Specialized Group on Statistical Physics and Nonlinear Physics (GEFENOL) of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) from 2013 to 2019 and member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Conference on Statistical Physics ( from 2016 to 2023.

I have been director of the doctorate program "Inestabilidades en Sistemas disipativos" at the Universidad de Navarra (2000-2005). Then I was Head of the Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics from 2006 to 2010. In 2011 I was promoted to Deputy Director and in 2024 to Director of the Doctorate School of the Universidad de Navarra.