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Biography

My academic journey began at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) where I conducted a research project Synthesis and characterization of pyranylidene derivatives for solar cells during my undergraduate studies in Chemistry. 

My interest in materials science then led me to pursue a Master's degree in Nanostructured Materials for Nanotechnology Applications. I worked on the research project Pyranylidene derivatives for solar cells: Synthesis and optimization of the TiO2 anode optimizing the solar cells using Au nanoparticles. 

After an enriching stint at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH's innovation department, I came back to fundamental research at academia. I earned my PhD in Physics, titled On-surface synthesis of functional organic nanostructures, through a joint program between Spain and France. My research, centered on characterizing novel organic nanostructures using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) techniques, revealed their potential for low-energy electronic devices.

Currently, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University, I investigate by STM the electronic properties of heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy and those exfoliated and stacked using the Scotch tape method. These artificial materials hold tremendous potential for enhancing electronic devices. 

My research journey may have evolved, but my commitment to advancing electronic device capabilities remains unchanged.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Condensed Matter Physics, Doctoral degree, On-surface synthesis of functional organic nanostructures, Universidad de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)

20 Feb 201811 Feb 2022

Award Date: 11 Feb 2022

External positions

Researcher, Universidad de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)

3 Oct 202129 Jul 2022

Researcher, CEMES Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES Center for the development of structural materials and studies)

1 Oct 201930 Jun 2021

Researcher, Universidad de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)

20 Feb 201830 Sept 2021

Research area keywords

  • Condensed matter physics
  • two-dimensional materials
  • topological insulators
  • scanning probe microscopy

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