Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices

Group Leader: Jose Antonio Garrido

  • Technology and micro/nanofabrication of advanced electronic devices and systems based on 2D materials

  • Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of graphene and metal-organic CVD (MOCVD) of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDs) films

  • Study of fundamental electronic and electrochemical phenomena of 2D materials

  • Bioelectronics and biomedical technology development: neural interfaces, neuroprosthetics, cell bioelectronics and biosensors


Led by ICREA Research Prof. Jose A. Garrido, the Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group joined the ICN2 in September 2015. The group aims to explore fundamental electronic and electrochemical phenomena of novel materials, with a current particular emphasis on graphene and other 2D materials (e.g. MoS2), and to develop the fabrication and processing technologies necessary to prepare advanced electronic devices and systems based on them. A major focus of our work are applications related to neural interfaces and neuroelectronics.

Group Leader

Jose Antonio Garrido

ICREA Research Professor and Vice Director

Jose A. Garrido is an ICREA Research Professor and leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group, which explores novel electronic materials, such as graphene and other 2D materials, and their potential in electronic and bioelectronic applications.

He received his Master’s and PhD degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From 2001 to 2004 he worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universität München (Germany). He obtained his habilitation in experimental physics at this university in 2010 and from 2011 to 2015 held a lecturer (privatdozent) position at its department of physics.

In 2015 Jose A. Garrido joined the ICN2 where, in addition to his role as Group Leader, he is Vice-Director. He is the coordinator of the European project BrainCom, in which 10 institutions from 6 countries participate in the development of a brain implant that allows verbal communication in patients with aphasia. He is also the coordinator of the i-VISION project funded by La Caixa Foundation, where 5 institutions join forces in the development of a retinal implant to restore vision. In addition, he is also the leader of the GraphCAT project, which is part of a large initiative of the Catalan government aiming at supporting emerging communities with large innovation potential. The project involves over 20 institutions including industry and academia.

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