Carlos Payá

I am a PhD candidate in the Theory of Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Technologies under the supervision of Elsa Prada and Ramón Aguado.

I obtained my BSc in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2021. Then, I pursued my Master studies in Condensed Matter Physics in the same university, which I completed in 2022 with my Master’s Thesis entitled “Topological phase and Majorana zero modes in full-shell nanowires” (, done under the supervision of Elsa Prada in this group.

My research focuses on the theoretical study of topological superconductors with hybrid materials, with special emphasis on full-shell Majorana nanowires. I am also interested in their transport properties as well as their applications in quantum computing.

I am additionally engaged in the Superconductivity Outreach Team, participating in monthly talks to high-school students and scientific outreach events.

Get to know me a little better in my homepage (, where you can also find an updated list of publications and my CV.