Gemma Garcia Alonso is a professor in the Department of Physics and Dean of faculty of science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She did her bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse and master's degree in Material Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse. After that she obtained her doctorate in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona. She was a contracted researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB-CSIC) from 1999 to 2004, and then she joined the Department of Physics, UAB. She has been the coordinator of the second cycle in Materials Engineering, associate coordinator of the Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vice-Dean of Students and Promotion, and Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at UAB. Her main research focuses on the development of thin film materials for energy applications (fuel cells, hydrogen storage, thermoelectric).
Prof. Gemma Garcia is a member of the AMIT-Cat (Association of Women Researchers and Technologists, Catalonia node) association and has actively participated in AMIT-Cat activities, particularly in 2018 in the STEM amb tu project. She is also the representative of gender politics at the Faculty of Science, UAB.