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 Finland, where he is a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University since 2013 and Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher since 2017. 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.