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
·Spin-dependent phenomena in metals, insulators and 2D materials
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. His current research interests are focused on spin-dependent phenomena (including spin transport and spin-orbit effects) in metals, insulators, and novel two-dimensional materials. He also supervises the research effort in advanced nanofabrication in the group.
He has published 133 articles, which have been cited ~6500 times. The overall h-index of his publications is 46. 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, the Gordon Research Conference, and the Graphene Week. He has given invited seminars at universities and research centers in Europe, United States, Japan and South America. He has supervised 7 PhD thesis (+5 ongoing) and 5 master theses. He has mentored 4 post-doctoral researchers (+7 ongoing). He is PI or participant in several European and national funded projects, including the coordination of a MSCA Innovative Training Network (SPEAR), and has a collaboration with Intel Corp., the world-leading microelectronics company. He has been project evaluator for funding bodies (Spain, France, EU, Argentina, Israel, USA, Japan) and program committee member of several international conferences. He is currently an Editorial Board member of the Physical Review Applied, published by the American Physical Society. He has been distinguished with the 2020 Outstanding Researcher Award by Intel Corp.
Updated on April 30, 2021.