Andres Castellanos-Gomez obtained his Physics Degree from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2006. His PhD (Cum Laude and “Extraordinary Award”, 2011) was carried out at the Condensed Matter Department of the Autónoma University of Madrid. His PhD work was devoted to the study of the electrical and mechanical properties of atomically thin materials by scanning probe microscopy techniques. Dur- ing his postdoctoral stay (2011 - 2015) at the internationally renowned Kavli Institute of NanoScience in Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) he was in charge of the research on optoelectronic and optomechanic properties of nanodevices based on 2D materials in Prof. Herre van der Zant’s group. In 2015 A.C-G. joined IMDEA Nanoscience as a researcher and since 2016 he is Ramon y Cajal fellow. He received the Young Researcher Award 2012/2013 given by the Grupo Español del Carbón, the Young Researcher Award 2013 given by the Instituto Universitario de Materiales (Alicante University) and the Joseph Wang Award 2015 for Young Researchers in Nanoscience by the Cognizure publishing group.
The research in our group focusses on the optoelectronic properties of two-dimensional materials:
Isolation and characterization of novel and unexplored 2D materials (2DMater 2014,AdvMater 2015).
Optoelectronic devices based on 2Ds: we study the physical properties of photodetectors, photodiodes and solar cells based on atomically thin materials (Nano Lett 2014, Nano Lett 2015, Nature Comm 2015,...).
Strain engineering:we are very interested in tailoring the optical and electronic properties of 2D materials by means of mechanical deformations (Nano Lett 2013, Nanoscale 2015, Nano Lett 2016,...).