Jose Angel Silva Guillén is an Associate Research Professor at IMDEA Nanociencia since April 2021. During his Ph. D., he worked under the supervision of Profs. Pablo Ordejón (ICN2) and Enric Canadell (ICMAB). He obtained his title from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2015. Afterwards, he moved as a postdoc to the group led by Prof. Francisco Guinea at IMDEA Nanociencia. In 2018 he joined the group led by Prof. Shengjun Yuan at the School of Physics and Technology at Wuhan University as a Researcher. Since the beginning of his scientific career, he has been involved with the performance of first-principles calculations which he has used to study a wide range of interesting physical problems. Nowadays his main interests are two-dimensional materials and the effect that different tuning knobs can have on their structural, electronic and optical properties.