Javier Martinez - digrafen
In 1996, he obtained a graduate degree in Physics from the Universidad de Valladolid. In 2002, he received a PhD degree in Physics. His PhD research activity was supervised by Prof. Jose Antonio de Saja Sáez, head of the department of Condensed Matter Physics. From the same University, he also obtained a graduate degree in Electronic Engineering.
In 2005, he starts as a Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CSIC). He joined the group of Prof. Ricardo García for learning nanolithography techniques by AFM. To complete his technical formation, in 2006 he spend three months of postdoctoral stage at the National Research Council of Italy, in Bologna. Under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Biscarini, head of the department of the Intitute for Nanostructured Materials, he learned microcontact printing technology and others soft lithography techniques.
Back at the Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid, he developed a new prototype of parallel nano-oxidation machine. This prototype can perform oxidation motives of a few nanometers along large areas of mm2 in less than a minute. Also, the strong background obtained in AFM and microelectronic techniques has led him to create silicon nanowire transistors with channels of few nanometers. The silicon nanowire transistors can be used as sensors for molecular recognition at the nanoscale. This technology was patented with the MIT (US Patent 8,154,063)
In April 2011 he moved to the Technical University of Madrid as a professor I3 in the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM). His research interest is focus in the development of nanoelectronic devices fabricated with graphene for energy applications. He has been the Coordinator of two Spanish national research projects in Retos de la Sociedad category. This technology has led to another patent with the MIT and the creation of an Spin off company. Since July 2019, is the Vice Principal of the ISOM.