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Felix Casanova

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f.casanova@nanogune.eu

Nanodevices

Group co-leader

Ikerbasque Research Professor

 

 

Background:

2004 PhD in Physics. University of Barcelona
2005-2007 Fulbright Fellow. University of California – San Diego (US)
2007-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher. University of California – San Diego (US)
2009-present Ikerbasque Research Professor in CIC nanoGUNE

Research interests:

·Spin-dependent phenomena in metals, insulators and 2D materials
·Advanced nanofabrication

Short CV
Dr. Fèlix Casanova obtained his PhD in March 2004, in the Fundamental Physics department of the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Prof. X. Batlle. The research was devoted to the study of the magnetocaloric effect in intermetallic alloys.

He was a postdoctoral fellow, in the group of Prof. I. K. Schuller at the University of California, San Diego (USA) from 2005 to 2009, where he worked in a variety of projects in nanoscience, including capillary condensation in nanoporous materials and spin injection and transport in metals, and he acquired extensive experience in nanofabrication techniques.

Since July 2009, Dr. Casanova is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and co-leader of the Nanodevices Group at CIC nanoGUNE. He is responsible for the research line devoted to the spin-dependent phenomena in metals (spin transport, spin Hall effect, Rashba-Edelstein effect), magnetic insulators (spin Hall magnetoresistance, magnon transport) and in novel two-dimensional materials. He also supervises the research effort in advanced nanofabrication in the group.

He has published 91 articles, which have been cited more than 2000 times. The overall h-index of his publications is 26. He has been invited to some of the most important international conferences including the prestigious March Meeting of the American Physical Society, the Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, the INTERMAG Conference or the Gordon Research Conference. He has given invited seminars at universities and research centers in Europe, United States, Japan and South America. He has supervised 3 PhD thesis (+4 ongoing) and 4 master theses. He is currently mentoring 4 postodoctoral researchers. He is involved in several grants at the European and national level as PI or participant and has a collaboration with Intel Corp., the world-leading microelectronics company. He has been project evaluator for funding bodies (Spain, Argentina, Israel, USA) as well as program committee member of the International Conference in Magnetism. He is currently an editorial board member of the Physical Review Applied, published by the American Physical Society.

Updated on May 29, 2017. 

Publications before joining nanoGUNE:

[1] “Entropy change and magnetocaloric effect in Gd5(SixGe1-x)4”, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa and A. Planes, Physical Review B 66, 100401(R ) (2002).

[2] “Scaling of the entropy change at the magnetoelastic transition in Gd5(SixGe1-x)4”, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa and A. Planes, Physical Review B 66, 212402 (2002).

[3] “Magnetic field induced entropy change and magnetoelasticity in Ni-Mn-Ga alloys”, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta and B. Rodriguez, Physical Review B 66, 224413 (2002).

[4] “Change in entropy at a first-order magnetoelastic phase transition: Case study of Gd5(SixGe1-x)4 giant magnetocaloric alloys”, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa and A. Planes, Journal of Applied Physics 93, 8313 (2003).

[5] “Multiscale origin of the magnetocaloric effect in Ni-Mn-Ga shape-memory alloys”, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes, F. Casanova, X. Batlle and A. Labarta, Physical Review B 68, 094401 (2003).

[6] “A High-Sensitivity Differential Scanning Calorimeter with magnetic field for magnetostructural transitions”, J. Marcos, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta, A. Planes and Ll. Mañosa, Review of Scientific Instruments 74, 4768 (2003).

[7] “Effect of the magnetic field on the magnetostructural phase transition in Gd5(SixGe1-x)4”, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, X. Batlle, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes and S. de Brion, Physical Review B 69, 104416 (2004).

[8] “Magnetic field induced entropy change and magnetoelasticity in Ni-Mn-Ga alloys”, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta and B. Martínez, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276, e1595 (2004).

[9] “Magnetocaloric and shape-memory effects in Ni-Mn-Ga ferromagnetic alloys”, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta and B. Martínez, Journal de Physique IV 115, 105 (2004).

[10] “Dynamics of the magnetostructural phase transition in Gd5(SixGe1-x)4”, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, X. Batlle, E. Vives, J. Marcos, Ll. Mañosa, and A. Planes, The European Physical Journal B 40, 427 (2004).

[11] “Differential Scanning Calorimetry experiments in RCo2”, J. Herrero-Albillos, F. Casanova, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, X. Batlle and A. Labarta, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 290-291, 682 (2005).

[12] “Direct measurement of the field-induced entropy change in Gd5(SixGe1-x)4 magnetocaloric alloys”, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, X. Batlle, F. J. Pérez-Reche, E. Vives, Ll. Mañosa, and A. Planes, Applied Physics Letters 86, 262504 (2005).

[13] “Coexistence of short-range ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic correlations in Ge-rich Gd5(SixGe1-x)4 alloys”, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, X. Batlle and S. de Brion, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 38, 3343 (2005).

[14] “Entropy change at the magneto-structural transition in RCo2 (R=Dy, Ho, Er)”, J. Herrero-Albillos, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, and A. Labarta, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 301, 378 (2006).

[15] “Giant heat dissipation at the low-temperature reversible-irreversible transition in Gd5Ge4”, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, and X. Batlle, Physical Review B 72, 172402 (2005).

[16] “Acoustic emission at the magnetostructural transition of the giant magnetocaloric material Gd5Si2Ge2”, F. J. Pérez-Reche, F. Casanova, E. Vives, Ll. Mañosa, A. Planes, J. Marcos, X. Batlle, and A. Labarta, Physical Review B 73, 014110 (2006).

[17] “Nature and entropy content of the ordering transitions in RCo2”, J. Herrero-Albillos, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, F. Casanova, A. Labarta, and X. Batlle, Physical Review B 73, 134410 (2006).

[18] “Reply to Comment on ‘Nature and entropy content of the ordering transitions in RCo2’ ”, J. Herrero-Albillos, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, F. Casanova, X. Batlle, and A. Labarta, Physical Review B 75, 187402 (2007).

[19] “Effect of surface interactions on the hysteresis of capillary condensation in nanopores”, F. Casanova, C. E. Chiang, C.-P. Li, I. V. Roshchin, A. M. Ruminski, M. J. Sailor and I. K. Schuller, Europhysics Letters 81, 26003 (2008).

[20] “Direct observation of cooperative effects in capillary condensation: the hysteretic origin”, F. Casanova, C. E. Chiang, C.-P. Li, and I. K. Schuller, Applied Physics Letters 91, 243103 (2007).

[21] “Gas adsorption and capillary condensation in nanoporous alumina thin films”, F. Casanova, C. E. Chiang, C.-P. Li, I. V. Roshchin, A. M. Ruminski, M. J. Sailor and I. K. Schuller, Nanotechnology 19, 315709 (2008).

[22] “Control of spin injection by direct current in lateral spin valves”, F. Casanova, A. Sharoni, M. Erekhinsky, and I. K. Schuller, Physical Review B 79, 184415 (2009).

[23] “Commensurability Effects in Magnetic Properties of Superconducting Nb Thin Films with Periodic Submicrometric Antidots”, C. Chiliotte, D. Perez-Daroca, G. Pasquini, V. Berkeris, C.-P. Li, F. Casanova, J. E. Villegas, and I. K. Schuller, Physica B 404, 2809 (2009).

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