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Joaquín Fernández-Rossier

Staff Researcher


Joaquín Fernández-Rossier holds both a Diploma (1994) and a PhD (1999) on Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He spent 2 years (99-01) as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Department of the University of California San Diego and 18 months (01-03) at the Physics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2003 he obtained a Ramon y Cajal assistant professor position in the Universidad de Alicante and he was promoted to a permanent position in 2008 and to an associate professor (professor titular) in 2009. He works on the broad field of condensed matter physics with emphasis on nanoelectronics and nanospintronics on a variety of materials including graphene and other layered two dimensional materials, magnetic semiconductors and topological insulators. He is the coordinator of the Marie Curie ITN project on Spintronics in Graphene ( He has published more than 95 indexed research papers, including Nature (1), Nature Materials (2), Nature Nanotechnology (1), Nano Letters (2) , Phys. Rev. X (1), Phys. Rev. Lett. (16) , Phys. Rev. B(42), cited more than 2600 times (h=28, Research ID C-3910-2009). He has graduated 4 PhD students.

Selected publications:

1. A. Spinelli, B. Bryant, F. Delgado, J. Fernández-Rossier, A. F. Otte, Imaging of spin waves in atomically designed nanomagnets Nature Materials, published online on July 6 (2014)

2. J. C. Oberg, M. R. Calvo, F. Delgado, M. Moro-Lagares, D. Serrate, D. Jacob, J. Fernández-Rossier, Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin, Control of single-spin magnetic anisotropy by exchange coupling Nature Nanotechnology 9, 64–68 (2014)

3. J. Fernández-Rossier
Single atom devices: Quantum Engineering, Nature Materials 12, 480 (2013).

4. J. Fernández-Rossier
Theory of single spin inelastic tunneling spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters 102, 256802 (2009).

5. R. Calvo, J. Fernández-Rossier, J. J. Palacios, D. Jacob, D. Natelson, C. Untiedt. Kondo effect in ferromagnetic nanocontacts. Nature 458, 1150 (2009).

6. J. Fernández-Rossier, J. J. Palacios. Magnetism in graphene nano-islands. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 177204 (2007).

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