Executive Council

José Ángel Martín Gago

President

Until 2021

Biography

Instituto Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid; ICMM-CSIC

email: gago@icmm.csic.es

Group leader of the ESISNA group (structure of nanoscopic systems). Specialist in studies of low dimensional systems by scanning probe microscopy techniques and synchrotron radiation in UHV environments. Design of UHV systems for space simulations and studies of astrochemistry.

Miguel Manso

Vice-president

Until 2021

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.

Arantzazu Mascaraque

Secretary

Until 2023

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.

María Francisca López

Treasurer

Until 2021

Biography

Instituto Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid; ICMM-CSIC

email: mflopez@icmm.csic.es

Tenured scientist at the ESISNA group (structure of nanoscopic sysytems) at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM, CSIC). Current scientific interests: on-surface reactions, two-dimensional systems and systems based on molecular nanostructures on surfaces, under UHV conditions.

Juan Carlos Sánchez

Member

Until 2021

Biography

Instituto Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla; ICMS (CSIC-US)

email: jcslopez@icmse.csic.es

Preparation of hard and self-lubricant coatings by magnetron sputtering techniques. Study of mechanical and tribological properties of modified surfaces, coatings and lubricant additives. Microstructural and chemical characterization of nanostructured materials by spectroscopic and microscopic techniques.

Francisco Yubero

Member

Until 2023

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.

Juan de la Figuera

Member

Until 2023

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.  

Carmen Ocal

Member

Until 2021

Biography

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

cocal@icmab.es

Leader of the Chemical Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces group at the ICMAB-CSIC. Specialist in surface science and related experimental techniques (scanning probe microscopies and synchrotron radiation) applied to nanoscale structure-property-function correlations.

Celia Rogero

Member

Until 2023

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.