Dr Antonio Fernandez-Caballero did his undergraduate degree in Physics at the Universidad de Murcia in Spain including an Erasmus exchange year at the School of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Birmingham in 2012. He stayed in the University of Birmingham to do a master of science in physics and technology of nuclear reactors at the same school.
After completing his MSc in 2013, Antonio became interested in materials science and engineering. Then, he started working as a materials technologist at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in 2014. At this point, he realised he wanted to continue academic research, and he moved to join the Centre for Doctoral Training in Materials for Demanding Environments at the University of Manchester. He obtained his PhD in 2019.