Josep Fontcuberta

I’m mostly interested on functional oxides. These strongly correlated electronic systems display fascinating ferroic (i.e. magnetic, ferroelectric), electric and optical properties, that have motivated my research and that of the group I’ve led. I’m a material’s scientist and I have devoted much effort to the preparation and growth of epitaxies of complex oxides and to the study of the relationship between their structure, microstructure and functional properties. Nowadays, my research activity is focused on exploiting oxide thin films for efficient data storage using magnetic and ferroelectric materials, and their potential use in photovoltaics for energy harvesting and as transparent metallic electrodes. I’m persuaded that oxides can play a very important role in advanced high-tech devices and I’m pushing for the development of either new applications or new-concept devices.

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