Executive Council

Executive Council

Celia Rogero

President

Until 2026

Biography

Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU)

celia.rogero@ehu.eus

Staff Scientist of the NanoPhysics Lab at the Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV / EHU) in San Sebastian permanent member. The reactivity of the molecules, as well as the catalytic properties of the surfaces are my main research lines, together with the bottom-up fabrication of devices with atomic precision.

Francisco Yubero

Vice-president

Until 2026

Biography

ICMSE, CIC-Cartuja, Américo Vespucio 49, E-41092 Sevilla, Spain

email: yubero@icmse.csic.es

Scientific Researcher of the “Nanotechnology on Surfaces” group at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC – Univ. Seville). Expertise in electron spectroscopies, plasma technology, and the implementation of porous/compact thin films in optical sensors and devices.

Arantzazu Mascaraque

Secretary

Until 2026

Biography

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

a.mascaraque@ucm.es

Group Leader of the Surface Science and Nanostructures UCM Group. Specialties: electronic structure of low-dimensional systems, correlated materials, nanomagnetism, low energy electron microscopy.

Juan de la Figuera

Treasurer

Until 2026

Biography

Instituto de Química Física “Rocasolano”

email: juan.delafiguera@csic.es

Staff researcher on experimental surface science, with some administration experience (former director of the IQFR institute, and involved in several scientific societies). I like to see film growth happen in real time and real space, so far through the use of low-energy electron microscopies in ultra high vacuum.  Research themes are dynamic studies on surfaces, film growth of metals and oxides (more soon), and studies of surface magnetization vector with nanometer resolution.

Mª Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano

Member

Until 2026

Biography

Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC)

email: vgp@icp.csic.es

Leader of the Modeling for Theoretical Catalysis Group at the ICP-CSIC. She and her Group conducts research into surface chemistry and physics as well as fundamentals of catalytic reactions at metal surfaces, metal oxide surfaces and supported oxide and metal catalysts, providing deep insight in the structure-function relationships of catalytic materials for energy and environmental applications.

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2408-8898

Ana Borrás

Member

Until 2026

Biography

Since 2011, Ana Borras is a tenured scientist in the Spanish National Scientific Council (CSIC).

After completing her Ph. D. at the University of Seville (2007), she moved to EMPA-ETH Thun to synthesise small-molecule nanowires and organic nanocomposite thin films.

She currently belongs to the Nanotechnology on Surfaces Laboratory of the Materials Science Institute of Seville (ICMS), where she leads the research line Multifunctional One Dimensional Nanomaterials devoted to the development and applications of complex hybrid and heterostructured 1D and 3D materials fabricated by vacuum and plasma deposition methods.

Ana Borras holds the ERC Starting Grant 3DScavengers aimed at the fabrication of multisource energy harvesters and hybrid nanogenerators. Besides, she is the international coordinator of the FET-Open project SOUNDofICE for the demonstration of a pioneering strategy based on the surface engineering of MHz Acoustic Waves for a smart and sustainable removal of ice, with impacts in aeronautics and wind energy.

She has more than 100 articles with h-index 31, and contributions to D1 journals, including Progress in Materials Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Energy, Chemistry of Materials, ACS Appl. Mat. Interf, Nanoscale and J. Physical Chemistry C. She has participated in and led more than 20 projects for the Industry. She has co-authored 5 patents, and supervised 4 PhD Theses.

She has been appointed Spanish representative of the IUVSTA (Plasma Science and Technology Division), co-chair of the Online Low-Temperature Plasma seminars and is a member of the Plasma Nanoscience Foundation (iPlasmaNano).

Gustavo Ceballos

Member

Until 2026

Biography

Graduado en Química en la Universidad Central de Venezuela en 1989. Doctorado en el Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie der Universität Bonn, Alemania. En 1997, después del doctorado, se trasladó al Institut für Experimentalphysik der Freie Universität Berlin para realizar una estancia postdoctoral, y de 2001 a 2002 al Grupo de Microscopía de Efecto Túnel de Barrido a Baja Temperatura en el Fritz-Haber-Institut der MaxPlanck-Gesellschaft, también en Berlín. De 2002 a 2006, investigador científico en el XSTM y STM de baja temperatura en el Laboratorio Nazionale TASC-INFM, Trieste, Italia.

En 2007 obtuvo un puesto de científico senior en el Instituto Catalán de Nanotecnología (ICN) en Barcelona, España. Inició la creación de la División de Desarrollo de Instrumentos de Nanociencia, una plataforma científica y técnica integrada para abordar proyectos instrumentales innovadores en la investigación básica, así como en la tecnología aplicada.

En 2010 fue nombrado Jefe de las Divisiones de Apoyo a la Investigación en el ICN2 (antiguo ICN) liderando un equipo de 12 científicos y técnicos especializados que cubren el apoyo a la investigación en varias áreas estratégicas como el desarrollo de instrumentación para la investigación básica y tecnológica, la caracterización avanzada por microscopía electrónica, la nanofabricación, las técnicas avanzadas para el crecimiento de materiales nanoestructurados,  y los laboratorios de caracterización.

Lidia Martínez

Member

Until 2026

Biography

Staff scientist at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I work in the gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles using gas aggregation sources and characterization of low dimensional materials (XPS, AFM, wettability).

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-2962

Outgoing Members

Miguel Manso

President

2019-2023

Biography

Bio-Interfaces

Dpto. De Física Aplicada e Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales Nicolás Cabrera, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

email: miguel.manso@uam.es

Research focused on surface modification through self assembly, plasma and ion beam methods for biomedical applications at molecular (biosensors) or cellular level (cell guiding). Interested in the use of photons (X-Rays to infrared), electrons and ions for the characterization of biointerfaces.

Fernando Agulló-Rueda

Treasurer

2019-2023

Biography

Instituto Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), CSIC

email:  f.agullo.rueda@csic.es

Web page: www.fagullo.com

Research Scientist at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In charge of the Raman Microscopy Lab. Main research interests are the study of thin films and coatings by optical and Raman spectroscopy and the effects produced by laser and ion irradiation.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9211-1987

Miguel Angel Niño

Member

2021-2023

Biography

Afiliacion: Sincrotron ALBA e-mail: mnino@cells.es Staff Scientist at CIRCE beamline. Specialist in Surface Science with synchrotron radiation using X ray Photoemission Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy and related UHV techniques. Field of interest: low dimensional systems, nanomagnetism, surface reactivity, thin film growth, electronic structure properties.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3692-147X

Arantxa Fraile Rodríguez

Member

2021-2023

Biography

email: arantxa.fraile@ub.edu

Researcher in the Group of Nanomagnetic Materials (https://magneticnanomaterialsub.wordpress.com/) at the Dpt. of Condensed Matter Physics and the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (http://www.ub.edu/in2ub/index.php?lang=en), of Universitat de Barcelona (https://www.ub.edu/web/portal/en/). I carry out research in the field of multifunctional nanomaterials with, mainly, magnetic and plasmonic properties. I use advanced microscopic and spectroscopic techniques based on Synchrotron radiation (PEEM, XAS, XMCD, EXAFS).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2722-0882