Juan Escrig

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Department of Physics

Avenida Ecuador 3493, EstaciĆ³n Central, Santiago, Chile


Dr. Escrig received his doctoral degree in physics from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. His doctoral studies in the area of nanomagnetism focused on the dipolar interaction between micro and nanometric magnetic systems. At the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany) he studied magnetization reversal processes and hysteresis curves of magnetic nanowires and nanotubes, developing several new methods, one of which is now used by several groups around the world. In particular, he is a pioneer in magnetic nanotubes publishing about 30 articles on this subject. Not only that, but he has also published one book chapter entitled magnetic nanotubes in the Handbook of Nanophysics. Currently, Dr. Escrig leads the Laboratory of Nanomagnetism (www.nanomagnetismo.cl), which has unique equipment in Chile. This equipment allows researchers to synthesize and characterize magnetic nanostructures with complex geometries. His research work has allowed him to publish 86 ISI articles that have received 1794 citations. He is currently H-index = 23. In addition, 10 articles have been featured in Virtual Journal in Nanoscience & Technology. In fact, two of his articles appeared on the cover of Nanotechnology, while another article was the subject of an interview in nanotechweb.org. In addition, he has submitted seven patent applications, has supervised 5 postdocs and has trained 7 graduate students and 6 undergraduate students.Beyond teaching and research, Dr. Escrig has been active as a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), young researcher of the Chilean Academy of Sciences, treasurer of the Chilean Society of Physics and director of the Group of Theoretical and Experimental Physics of Fondecyt. Besides, he is member of the Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion Saving and Storage Chair. Finally, Dr. Escrig has considerable experience in graduate programs.

Awards & Affiliations


Chilean Candidate for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) 2017

IAAM Scientist Medal 2017

Researcher of the Frontier Science Program 2012-2014

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2007

Grant of the Max Planck Society 2007