David Martínez Gómez got his Ph.D. degree in Physics by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain, in 2018. Then, he continued to work in the UIB during one year as a support researcher for the Institute of Applied Computing with Community Code. In 2019, he got a postdoc position in the IAC as a member of the PI2FA project.

David’s main field of research is the physics of partially ionized plasmas. Using multi-fluid models, he has performed analytical and numerical investigations about the effect that collisions between the different species in a plasma have on wave propagation, plasma heating and instabilities. In the framework of the PI2FA project, he is contributing to the development of the two-fluid version of the Mancha code, and applying it to the study of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in partially ionized plasmas. He is also doing research on the dynamics of solar coronal rain by means of numerical simulations.