The group is committed to explore, obtain, study and optimize new materials 2D materials (graphene and TMDCs), 0D nanostructures, thin films and heterostructures for optoelectronics, magnetoelectronics and, recently, quantum technologies.
Currently: development of materials for thermoelectric applications, new photovoltaic solar cells, biodetection and optical imaging and, recently, a disease diagnosis system based on Brillouin spectroscopy.
Studies of a fundamental nature, always with the focus on applications, but also with an applied aspect. The group has a portfolio of patents and has contracted with companies for many years.
The available techniques for the preparation of thin films by sputtering and 2D materials by CVD and advanced techniques for optical, electrical and magnetic characterization are complemented by experiments in large international synchrotron and neutron radiation facilities.




1- Materials for Energy: New thermoelectric materials based on systems with Skuterudite-type structures or SnSe-type intermetallic structures with the intention of reducing thermal conductivity and optimizing the Seebeck effect. New materials and heterostructures for photovoltaics and LED lighting based on hybrid perovskites that will be extended to inorganic perovskites. New electrodes for hydrogen generation.

2- Materials for Information Technologies: Heterostructures for spintronics-superconductors through hybridization of ferromagnetic insulating materials, superconducting metals and 2D topology. Single photon emitters based on the creation of isolated defects in 2D dialcogenides with applications in quantum communications.

3- Materials for Health: Development of materials and systems for bio-sensing and optical imaging. Development of optical signal analysis systems (Raman, reflectance, etc.) through machine learning at the subcellular and tissue level. Disease diagnosis system based on Brillouin spectroscopy.