Rafael Roldán


My research work focuses on the study of materials at the nanoscale and their heterostructures, with contributions that extend from the electronic, optical, elastic, magnetic and superconducting properties of strongly correlated electron materials, graphene, and more recently, the new family of two-dimensional (2D) materials like MoS2 or black phosphorus.

I work at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). I have received a Ramón y Cajal fellowship in 2017, and I am the Principal Investigator of the project FIS2014-58445-JIN: “Physical properties and emerging applications for 2D crystals: optoelectronics, plasmonics and strain engineering” (2015-2018). Previously I received a Juan de la Cierva fellow (2012-2015).

From 2009-2011 I joined the Institute for Molecules and Materials (Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands), and from 2007-2009 I joined the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (Université Paris-Saclay, France). During my PhD that I carried out at the ICMM-CSIC supervised by M.P. López Sancho (2003-2007) I did several stays at the Boston University (USA), at the University of California, Riverside (USA), and at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

More information and a list of my publications can be found in my homepage.