Ricardo García Arganza (León), Spain
Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid, CSIC
Isaac Newton 8, 28760, Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain
Garcia applies a combined theoretical and experimental approach to develop multipurpose tools for quantitative analysis and manipulation of molecules, materials and devices in the 1 to 100 nm length scale. A key feature of RG’s approach is that nanoscale control and device performance should be compatible with operation in technological relevant environments (air or liquids). He has contributed to the development, understanding and optimization of amplitude modulation AFM (tapping mode AFM). In particular, he participates in the development of multifrequency AFM as a unifying scheme for topography and quantitative mapping of material properties with sub-1 nm resolution. He has also contributed to the emergence and optimization of a versatile nanolithography for the fabrication of nano-scale devices based on the spatial confinement of chemical reactions (AFM oxidation nanolithography).
2004 Professor of Scientific Research, CSIC
2002 Research Scientist, CSIC
1994 Tenured Scientist, CSIC
1990-1993 Post doctoral fellow, Universities of New Mexico and Oregon (USA). Supervisor: Prof. Carlos Bustamante.
1984-1990 PhD in Physics (March 1990), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Supervisor Prof. Nicolas Garcia.
1984 Master in Physics, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
Awards and Honors
●2009, Technological Innovation Prize (1st), Madrid Regional Goverment (Spain).
●2007, Fellow American Physical Society (Material Physics), American Physical Society.
●2005, Nominated to the European Latsis Prize in Nanoengineering from Spain
●1990, Best PhD Thesis in Physics (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain).
RG is author or co-author of 110 publications in international peer review journals, 15 book chapters and 8 patents. RG has an h-index of 37. The total number of citations is above 4950 which corresponds to 45 cites/article. RG is the author of a book entitled Amplitude modulation AFM, Wiley-VCH (2010). RG has directed 10 doctoral thesis.