Miguel Caro is originally from a small town (Cartaya) in southwestern Spain. He graduated with a Physics degree from University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. He then moved to Cork, Ireland, where he pursued a PhD in computational condensed-matter physics under Prof. Eoin O’Reilly at the Tyndall National Institute. His thesis work, for which he was awarded his PhD in 2013, focused on theory of III-N alloys, a material system widely used for optoelectronic applications. After the PhD, he moved to Aalto University, Finland as a postdoc in 2013. In 2017 he obtained the Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher grant and since 2020 he is Academy of Finland Research Fellow. Dr. Caro’s current research interests concern the atomistic simulation of real materials, especially carbon-based materials, using a battery of simulation tools and methodologies, from density functional theory to machine learning.