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Thursday, 10 September 2015

ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido: A new Research Group for the ICN2

On September 2015, Prof. Jose A. Garrido joined ICN2 together with a brand new group: Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices. The team will focus on material science and technology of novel electronic materials, with a strong emphasis on graphene and other 2D materials. With a transversal approach, they will work towards the development of technological applications of these materials, reinforcing the strong profile of ICN2 in this key expertise area.

Prof. Jose A. Garrido is, since September 2015, an ICREA Research Professor at the ICN2. Leading the new ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group, he will explore novel electronic materials, such as graphene and other 2D materials, and their potential in electronic and bioelectronic applications.

He received a master (1996) and PhD degree (2000) in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid. He worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universität München (TUM), and afterwards became Group Leader of the Functional Carbon Materials Group. He obtained his habilitation in experimental physics at the TUM in 2010. From 2011 to 2015, Prof. Garrido held a lecturer (privatdozent) position at the department of physics of the TUM.

Additionally, Prof. Jose A. Garrido is co-coordinator of the workpackage Biomedical Technologies of the European Graphene Flagship Initiative (www.graphene-flagship.eu). With his incorporation, ICN2 further strengthns  its unique strategic position to identify new opportunities and develop applications related to 2D materials.

The Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group will focus on material science and technology of novel electronic materials, with a strong emphasis on carbon materials such as graphene, as well as other 2D materials. In addition, the team will work towards the development of technological applications of these materials in electronics, bioelectronics and biosensing, energy storage and conversion, etc.

The activities of the new Group will cut across different scientific aspects, from fundamentals (physics of devices and semiconductors) to materials (growth of graphene and 2D materials by CVD, surface functionalization, advanced characterization), through devices (fabrication technology, nanofabrication), and to applications (biosensors, neural implants and biomedical technologies, energy storage and conversion).

The ICN2 welcomes ICREA Prof. Jose A. Garrido and the team of professionals that will be joining him during the following weeks, such as Dr. Clement Herbert, Damia Viana, and Andrea Bonaccini, .

Learn more about ICREA Prof Jose A. Garrido through this recent interview with Informativos.net