Jesus Ricote received his PhD degree in physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1994. After a short postdoctoral stay at the Centre d’Elaboration et des études Estructurales de Materiaux, CNRS (Toulouse, France) in1995, he joined the Nanotechnology Group of Cranfield University (United Kingdom) as research officer (1996-98). Later he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship (1998-99) at the Univ. du Maine-Le Mans (France). In 1999 he joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC) and became Tenured Scientist in 2007. His research interests focus on stablishing the role that the microstructural elements play at different scales in the behaviour of polycrystalline ferroelectric materials.