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Felix Casanova


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Group Co-leader
Ikerbasque Research Professor


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 107 articles, which have been cited more than 3000 times. The overall h-index of his publications is 34. He has been invited 32 times to talk in 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 5 PhD thesis (+6 ongoing) and 4 master theses. He has mentored 2 post-doctoral researchers (+4 ongoing). 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, EU, Argentina, Israel, USA) as well as program committee member of various international conferences. He is currently an editorial board member of the Physical Review Applied, published by the American Physical Society.

Updated on January 11, 2019. 

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