Científico Titular CSICNº ORCID: 0000-0003-2698-2543
C/ Mariano Esquillor, 50018, Zaragoza
I am a Tenured Reseacher of the Spanish Reseach Council (CSIC) since 2012 after
a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (Spanish Excellence Recruitment program) contract.
My research activity relates to the study of the electronic structure and the physico-chemical properties of pristine and
thin layers grown under UHV conditions onto metal or semiconductor substrates surfaces (both flat and curved monocrystals).
I have hand-on expertise in several Surface Science techniques, deserving a special mention Angle Resolved Photoemission (ARPES),
low electron diffraction (LEED) and Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM).
My current research activity can be summurized in two lines related to the study of electronic (and magnetic) properties of
self-assembled low-dimensional nanostructured systems:
a.- Molecular organic ultra-thin films self-assembled on metallic surfaces.
The aim is to achieve organic materials for nanotechnological applications based at the precise control and manipulation of
the molecular building blocks at the organo-metallic interface. I study the surface electronic structure from the 2D nanoporous
networks, which goes far beyond the self-assembly processes.
I also explore the electronic structure of on-surface synthesized carbon based Nanostructures. This «dry chemistry» stem from
small organic precursors that generate graphene nanoribbons with atomically precise edges. Our aim is to achieve a regular and
extended 2D covalently bonded arrays.
b.- Electronic confinement in vertical and laterally nanostructured systems.
Modification rationale of confined surface electrons at thin metallic films grown on insulators or semiconductors or on
nanostructured (vicinal) metallic surfaces. The use of curved crystals is the latest cutting edge to perform this research.
In particular, these truncated cylindrical crystals host different terrace densities as a function of the surface position probed.
Researcher ID: D-3570-2009
ORCID Code: 0000-0003-2698-2543