Tomás Sintes

Tomàs Sintes Olives

My main scientific activities focus in the field of polymer physics with applications to biological macromolecules, polyelectrolytes and magnetic filaments. One of the main objectives is the design of artificial self-propelling structures and tunable devices that, controlled by external magnetic fields, can be used as selective filters. In addition, my research also includes the study of the pattern formation and growth in out of equilibrium systems with applications to marine ecosystems (seagrass meadows and seaweeds). Our results are expected to be of great relevance in marine restoration programs, estimates of the carbon dioxide capture and their role in the climate change mitigation; the existence of tipping points that identify the risk of plant extinction and the mapping of the genetic diversity as a measure of their adaptability to environmental changes.

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Recent Publications

Effect of global warming on Western Mediterranean seagrasses: a preliminary agent-based modelling approach

Llabrés, Eva; Blanco-Magadán, Aina; Sales, Marta; Sintes, Tomas

Self-organized sulfide-driven traveling pulses shape seagrass meadows

Ruiz-Reynés, Daniel; Mayol, Elvira; Sintes, Tomàs; Hendriks, Iris E.; Hernández-García, Emilio; Duarte, Carlos M.; Marbà, N.; Gomila, Damià
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 120, e2216024120 (2023)

A mathematical model for inter-specific seagrass interactions: reproducing field observations for C. nodosa and C. prolifera

Eva Llabrés, Elvira Mayol, Núria Marbá, Tomás Sintes
OIKOS 2022, e09296 (1-10) (2022)

Cell migration in cancer metastasis

Pedrosa Garcia-Moreno, Marta; (Advisors: Sintes, Tomás; Janssen, Liesbeth; Storm, Cornelis)
Master Thesis (2021)

Colloidal magnetic brushes: influence of the magnetic content and presence of short-ranged attractive forces in the micro-structure and field response.

Cerdà, J.J.; Bona-Casas, C.; Cerrato, A.; Sintes, T.; Massó, J.
Soft Matter 17, 5780-5791 (2021)

Ongoing Research projects

Ocean Citizen

Marine forest coastal restoration: an underwater gardening socio-ecological plan

P.I.: Damià Gomila
Following the non-achievement of the AICHI targets and most of the Good Environmental Status objectives for 2020, active restoration has been emerged (also envisaged by the EU) as one of the preferred ...


Complex DYnamics of CoastaL Ecosystems: Resilience to Climate Change. Modelling and Simulations.

P.I.: Damià Gomila, Tomás Sintes
Complex Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems: Resilience to Climate Change (CYCLE) is a coordinated multidisciplinary research project that brings together the efforts of experts in the fields of marine ecology and the physics ...


SEagrass DIversity in the MEditerranean basin in a global change scenario: a machine learNing approach from saTellite images

P.I.: Manuel Matías, Tomás Sintes
The main challenge of this project is to correlate the changes in the sea surface temperature (SST) in the Mediterranean basin with the spatial distribution and size of different seagrass species. We ...


Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...

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