Alvaro studied Nanotechnology engineering at the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ), in Mexico. In 2016 he got his degree with the thesis project "Synthesis and characterization of Ag-TiO2 nanoparticles for the disinfection of wastewater" under the supervisor of Dr. Karen Esquivel. In October of the same year he started his master course "Nanobiophysics" at the Biotec of TU Dresden. For his master thesis he joined the group of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Gutierrez, where he worked on computational studies of heat transport in nanoscale engines. Since October 2018, Alvaro is a PhD student in our group in collaboration with the International Max Planck Research School.