Members

The members of GF2 at ICMM:

Prof. Lorena Pardo Mata
She was born in Madrid, Spain. She studied (1977-1982) and got her degree in Physics at the School of Physics of the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid”. She joined the Department of Ferroelectric Materials, Institute of Materials Physics of the Spanish “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)” in 1982. She was visiting graduate student at the Materials Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA (1984-1985). She got her Ph.D. degree in Physics from the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” in 1987 with her work at CSIC and become a Staff Member of CSIC in 1989. She is Research Professor at the Madrid Materials Science Institute (ICMM-CSIC) since 2008. She has authored or coauthored some 220 publications in the field of polycrystalline ferroelectric materials, processing, and multifunctionality.
      She was the Spanish Leader in several projects of the European Commission (EC) in collaboration with European industries, universities and research laboratories on ferro-piezoelectric ceramics and, also, as thick films and on UV-assisted processing of thin films. She was involved in managing and scientific tasks in EU Networks (COST514 and 528, POLECER, MIND_NoE, CSA_PI). She contributed to establish the European Institute of Piezoelectric Materials and Devices (Piezoinstitute) in 2008. She was involved in the series of Conferences on Piezoelectrics for End Users since its origin (Interlaken , Switzerland, 2002) and Chair of the PIEZO2017 Conference in Cercedilla (Madrid). She become Chair of its Advisory Board (2019-2021) and at present she is Vicepresident of The Piezoinstitute (2021-).
      She carries on editorial tasks in journals (Processing and Applications of Ceramics (PAC) and Materials MDPI) and, also, in Proceedings, Special Issues and the book on “Multifunctional Polycrystalline Ferroelectric Materials: Processing and Properties”.
      She has been at either the Organizer or the Scientific Committees of the Spanish “Reunión Nacional de Electrocerámica” from the First Edition in 1991 and Co-Chaired the Third and Fourth Editions in 1997 and 1999. She was a Co-founder of the “Electrocerámica” Section, Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV), in 1998. She was awarded the “Golden Epsilon” prize of the SECV in 2021 for her dedication to Electroceramics at national and international level.
      She is Member of the Steering Comitee of the “European Meeting on Ferroelectricity (EMF)”, of the Scientific Advisory Board of the “European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD)” and of the International Advisory Committee of “CIMTEC: International Ceramics Congress”.
      She has been a Lecturer in the Winter Schools of PIEZO2019 and 2021 Conferences, and in the past years also imparted seminars at the “Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales” of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, CDMX, Mexico), at “Universidad de la República” (Montevideo, Uruguay), at “ICRAM, Universidad de Burgos” (Burgos, Spain), at the Postgraduate School of the Center for Research on Advanced Materials (CIMAV) (Chihuahua, Mexico) and at the Sassari University (UNISS, Sardinia, Italy).

For other data see Brief CV (until Dec.2013).
For updated record of publications see:  
Scopus Author ID: 55493395100
,  ORCID Author Profile 0000-0003-1731-0657 and  Researcher ID E-1346-2011.

Constantino Cau (April-June, 2022), Master student at Sassari University, Sardinia (Italy). Stay financed by the Erasmus+ program.

Marzia Moreddu (April-August, 2022), Ph.D. student at Sassari University, Sardinia (Italy). Stay financed by the Erasmus+ program.

Clara Galante. “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” (UAM). Temporary stay (August 2021 and April 2022). Undergraduate student (Prácticas Externas).

Antonio Iacomini (February-June, 2020, October-November 2021), graduate student at Sassari University, Sardinia (Italy). Stays financed by the Erasmus + program.

We currently collaborate under projects MAT2017-86168-R and now under PROGRAMA DE APOYO A PROYECTOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN E INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA SOLICITUD 2022. UNAM, Mexico. PAPIIT-UNAM (IA102622), among others, with:

Dr. Amador Miguel González Crespo. He is Professor at The “Escuela Técnica Superior de
Ingeniería y Sistemas de Telecomunicación” at “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid” (UPM). Also, from UPM, Drs. Pilar Ochoa Pérez, Francisco Javier Jiménez Martinez and Manuel Vázquez Rodríguez.  See their research interest.

Dr. Armando Reyes-Montero, Associated Researcher at The Department of Ceramic and Metallic Materials at “Instituto de Investigación en Materiales. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIM-UNAM)“, CDMX, México, and Dr. María Elena Villafuerte Castrejón. She has been until her recent retirement Professor at IIM-UNAM and keeps linked to research activities and disemination of scientific work at all levels in MX.

Dr. Luis Edmundo Fuentes-Cobas. See his research interest and activities on materials teaching. He is Professor at “Centro de Investigaciones en Materiales Avanzados” (CIMAV), Chihuahua, México.

Dr. María Elena Montero-Cabrera. She is Professor at “Centro de Investigaciones en Materiales Avanzados” (CIMAV), Chihuahua, México.

Other collaborations:

Dr. Sebastiano Garroni. He is Professor at Dipartimento di Chimica e Farmacia of The University of Sassari (UNISS). See here the activities of his group INMATE2LAB Research Group .

Former Members at ICMM

Visitors

Dr. Luis Edmundo Fuentes Cobas, CIMAV (México).(Short stay in period 2010-2013 and temporary stays: 6 to 10, November, 2017, for preparation of Experiments on: “Detailed structural characterization of selected functional materials” at Beamline MCX at The Elettra Synchrotron Facility (Trieste, Italy); 4,5 December, 2018; 18 June to 5 July, 2019). 
Dr. María Elena Montero-Cabrera, CIMAV (México). (Temporary stays: 6 to 10, November, 2017, for preparation of Experiments on: “Titanium local order at lead-free  Ba1-xCaxTi0.9Zr0.1O3” at Beamline XAFS at The Elettra Synchrotron Facility (Trieste, Italy), 2017; 4,5 December, 2018; 18 June to 5 July, 2019). 
Dr. Nicolás Pérez Álvarez. Temporary stay (18 November to 3 December, 2016;  12 to 26, February, and 13 to 29, October, 2017) through CSIC funded I-COOPB20160 project (2016-2017) on “Modelado y caracterización de cerámicas piezoeléctricas”. “Univ. de la República” (Uruguay).
Dr. María Elena Villafuerte Castrejón, UNAM (México). Sabbatical leave (September 2015-August 2016).  Temporary stays from 15 to 26 February and from 20 June to 5 June, 2017; from 15 to 30 June, 2018; from 24 June to 10 July, 2019. 
Dr. Doris del Carmen Rivero (Short stays in period 2005-2013). “Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas” (Cuba).

Ph. D. Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. María Torres Sancho (PhD Student, 2007-2010).
Dr. Teresa Hungría Hernández (PhD Student and Postdoctoral Researcher, 2001-2006). Now at Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III (France).
Dr. Pilar Ferrer Escorihuela (PhD Student, 2002-2006). Now at Diamond Light Source Ltd. (United Kingdom).
Dr. Iñigo Bretos Ullívarri (Postdoctoral Researcher (2005-2006)).Now Scientist at ICMM-CSIC (Spain).
Dr. Alberto Moure Arroyo (PhD Student and Postdoctoral Researcher, 1999-2003). Now Scientist at ICV-CSIC (Spain).
Dr. Rosalía Poyato Galán (PhD Student and Postdoctoral Researcher, 1999-2003). Now Staff Scientist at ICM Sevilla-CSIC (Spain).
Dr. Ana González García (PhD Student, 1998-2002). Now at The Boeing Company (Spain).
Dr. Miguel Algueró Giménez (Postdoctoral Researcher (1998, 2001-2004). Now Staff Scientist at ICMM-CSIC (Spain).
Dr. Jesús Ricote Santamaría (Postdoctoral Researcher (2002-2003). Now Staff Scientist at ICMM-CSIC (Spain).

Visitor Students

– Mr. Matteo Poddighe. University of Sassari (Italy). Temporary stays (March -April, 2020). Master student under a Erasmus+ grant.
– Ms. Bouzidi Souhir. University of Monastir (Tunisia). Ph.D. student. Internship of “Le Ministere de L’enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique” (October-December, 2019).
– Ms. Nina Sennes. University of Sassari (Italy). Temporary stay (July-September 2018). Ph.D. student under a Erasmus+ grant.
– Ms. Elena Pascual. “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” (UAM). Temporary stay (July-September 2018). Undergraduate student (Prácticas Externas).
Mr. Antonio Iacomini. University of Sassari (Italy). Master and predoctoral student. Temporary stays (December 2017-March 2018, February to June, 2020). Student under a Erasmus+ grant.
Ms. Mariana del Castillo Larumbe, student under the supervision of Dr. Nicolás Pérez, Universidad de la república, Montevideo (Uruguay). Temporary stay from 12 to 26 February, 2017, sponsored through CSIC funded I-COOP proyect on “Modelado y caracterización de cerámicas piezoeléctricas”.
Mr. Armando Reyes-Montero. CONACYT (México) temporary stays (June-October 2016). Ph.D. student from UNAM under the supervision of Prof. María Elena Villafuerte Castrejón.
Mr. Rodrigo Vivar-Ocampo. CONACYT (México) temporary stays (June-October 2016). Ph.D. student from UNAM under the supervision of Prof. María Elena Villafuerte Castrejón.
Mr. Chaoran Zhu. Temporary stay (April-July 2016). Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Undergrad. student on external practices.
Ms. Verena A. Neufeld (30 July-21 Sept., 2012). Ref. ES-PH-1070 DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.
Mr. Nico Baumbach (20 August – 9 Octubre, 2011). Ref. CSIC-PH-896. DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service.
Mr. Issa Kriaa (19 July- 16 August, 2009). Temporary stay from Sfax University, Tunisia.
Ms. Lavinia-Petronela Curecheriu (4 –16 Mayo 2009). Short Term Scientific Mission, COST 539 Action ELENA

Technicians

Mr. Alvaro García Lucas (Contracted (POLECER,MIND) and FINNOVA 2004, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid, 2004-2013). Now Computer Expert at ICMM-CSIC (Spain).
Mr. José Luis Millán Lumbreras (FINNOVA 2010 technical assistants, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Ms. Virginia Martín Badajoz (FINNOVA 2005, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Ms. Inmaculada Martinez Sanz (FINNOVA 2005, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Ms. Carolina Sánchez Macías (FINNOVA 2004, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Ms. Mercedes Antón de la Fuente (FINNOVA 2003, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Ms. Vanesa Hernandez Martín (FINNOVA 2001, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).
Mr. Iván Ramón Soriano Marín (FINNOVA 1999, co-financed by Autonomous Community of Madrid).

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