Dr. Javier Martínez Rodrigo, ICTS Manager at the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM), has received the Award for the Incorporation of Research Excellence to the UPM 2021, according to the resolution of December 20, 2021 of the Rector of the Polytechnic University, which makes public the final list of beneficiaries of the Annual Call for Research and Innovation Awards in the framework of the Own Program of R+D+i 2021.
For Professor Javier Martinez, this award “means two things, on the one hand to look back and appreciate the effort of everything previously done and on the other hand a great injection of “Energy” to look ahead and continue working in the same way with the aim of achieving greater scientific challenges”.
Recognition of its high scientific production, research training, leadership capacity and international relevance.
Javier Martínez holds a PhD in Physics and a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Valladolid. He has made postdoctoral stays at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (USA) and at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Bologna (Italy). In 2005 he joined the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid of CSIC as a Juan de la Cierva y Ramón y Cajal researcher developing AFM nanolithography techniques.
Since 2011, he is a professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the Department of Materials Science and researcher at the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnologies (ISOM) where he has been deputy director (2019-21). He has published more than 37 scientific papers in the ISI Web of Science, in high impact journals Nature Nanotechnology, Nanoletters, Advanced Materials, etc. His papers have more than 1500 citations, h-index 22 and he is author of several patents, two of them with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology and is focused on the development of devices fabricated with graphene and 2D materials for energy applications where he has coordinated several National Plan Challenges projects. Since 2013, he is the ISOM coordinator in the ICTS Micro and Nanomanufacturing Cleanroom Network (micronanofabs.org).