The research interest of ÍÑIGO BRETOS is focused on the synthesis, processing and characterization of multifunctional advanced materials (ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, multiferroics or superconductors) for intelligent and sustainable electronic devices with application in the fields of digital information (memories, sensors and actuators), energy (photovoltaic and piezoelectric harvesters) and environment (photocatalysts for environmental remediation). Over the years, his research career has evolved from the area of microelectronics to the emerging technology of flexible electronics, with particular emphasis on the development of synthetic approaches with low-energy consumption (low-temperature processing) and environmentally friendly (aqueous synthetic routes, lead-free materials). This fact motivated the development of his main research line: the low-temperature processing and integration of multifunctional advanced materials in electronic systems.
ÍÑIGO (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1979) received his BSc degree in Chemistry from the Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona) in 2001 and his PhD degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid) in 2006. After a postdoctoral position in the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), in 2009 he joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC) where he recently became CSIC Researcher (2022). During his career, he has led several research projects (EXPLORA, ComFuturo) and participated in more than 25 R&D projects including contracts with private companies (BASF SE and Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH). He is author of more than 50 articles in SCI journals, 3 book chapters and 1 international patent of invention. Among his articles, contributions in Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemistry of Materials and Journal of Materials Chemistry C stand out. He has an active participation in activities of science outreach (highlighting his projects “Toca la Ciencia” and “La radiante vide de Marie Curie”) appearing in several national/autonomic media (RTVE, La Sexta TV, EITB, El Mundo, madri+d, etc). At ICMM-CSIC, he belongs to the Scientific Culture and Outreach Committee and to the Equality Committee; he coordinates the outreach activity “Toca la Ciencia” as well as one of the outreach routes offered in the guide tours to his center; he organizes the seminar line “Young Scientist Meetings”; and he teaches in the postgraduate course “Frontiers in Materials Science”.