Victorino Franco is a professor at the Condensed Matter Physics Department of the University of Seville, Spain. His main research interests cover magnetic materials for energy applications, including soft-magnetic, magnetocaloric materials and functional high entropy alloys. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed technical articles and received more than 10,000 citations to his work. In 2000, he received the Young Scientist Award from the Royal Physical Society of Spain, followed by the Young Scientist Award of the Royal Order of Chivalry of Seville in 2005. He has served as chair of the Spain Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society and chair of the Magnetic Materials Committee of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). He has been general chair for the 23rd Soft Magnetic Materials Conference and of the 2022 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference. He currently serves as Scientific Manager in the area of functional materials for the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI).