Javier Ruiz is Graduate in Physics (Fundamental Physics) by the University Complutense in Madrid (1989). PhD in Physics in this same University in 1995. His professional experience began in the Department of Laser Chemistry, in the Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano, in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Madrid, Doctoral Fellow, 1990-94). Since 2001, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, in the University of Malaga. He was Assistant Professor in this same University in the period 1995-2001. His research interests have been laser spectroscopy, molecular dynamics and LIBS. Dr. Ruiz has made postdoctoral stays in Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (CNRS, Paris, France), and University of Cergy-Pontoise (Cergy, France), in experiments on photodissociation of H2O with VUV lasers and synchroton radiation (12 months, 1995-2002). He has also worked during 13 months in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California) in a sabbatical stay.
He has participated in the Local Organizing Committees of LIBS2004, held in Malaga (2004), and LACONA7, held in Madrid (2007). He likes to sing in a choir in his free time (tenor part).