Bartomeu received his undergraduate MSci Physics Degree from Imperial College London in 2011, and his PhD Degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 2015. He held a Henslow Research Fellowship at Robinson College between 2014-19, and spent 2015-2017 at Rutgers University on a postdoctoral fellowship. In 2018, he established an independent research group at the University of Cambridge as a Winton Advanced Research Fellow, and in 2020 he was appointed as the Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.
Bartomeu develops quantum mechanical methods to theoretically study material properties. Areas of current interest include the optoelectronic properties of solar cells and transparent conductors, topological materials, superconducting materials, and the physics of matter under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature.