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RESEARCH GROUPS

Laser Group


Materials processing technologies which imply the presence of laser radiation are versatile, rapid, allow high spatial resolution, and ensure reproducibility. Laser-matter interactions involve the development of a huge number of complex physical and chemical mechanisms, leading to materials transformations which cannot be obtained by conventional techniques. The aim of our work is to obtain nanostructured functional materials by means of different laser techniques such as Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE), Laser Direct Write (LDW), Liquid phase laser synthesis (LILS) and Laser Surface Processing (LSP). We develop high quality thin films of organic-inorganic nanocomposites and nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and graphene-based composites using MAPLE and PLD techniques. We are also investigating the chemical transformation by LSP and LILS of complex systems made of carbon-based nanomaterials, and the recrystallization of different types of nanostructures for energy, environmental, electronics and sensing applications. The experimental work, synthesis of the materials and their compositional-structural characterisation is complemented with computer simulations of the laser-matter interactions. The LPR Group leaders obtained the "International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal (IAAM Scientist medal) for the year 2016" due to their contribution in the field of "Advanced Materials Science and Technology"

Former Members

  • 2024

    Dr. Arevik Musheghyan (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. Iacyel Gomes da Silva (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. María Susana Gutiérrez Gómez (Postdoctoral contract)

    Ms. Clàudia Ortega Secilla (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Víctor Blanco Martínez (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. José Daniel Randazzo (Degree final project - UAB)

  • 2023

    Dr. Arevik Musheghyan (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. Iacyel Gomes da Silva (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. María Susana Gutiérrez Gómez (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. Chinwe Nwanya (Women for Africa Programme, University of Nigeria)
    Mr. Jeremy D'Arcangeli Escobar (Degree final project - UAB)
    Ms. Laia Figueres Fernández (Degree final project - UAB)
    Ms. Fernanda Piña Delgadillo (JAE Intro)
    Ms. Marcella Marra (Internship, University of Salento)
    Ms. Chiara Provenzano (Internship, University of Salento)
    Mr. Yassine Cherif (Internship, University of Abou-BekrBelkaid)

    Mrs. Eléna Oliveira (Internship, University of Lille)

  • 2022

    Dr. Arevik Musheghyan (Postdoctoral contract)
    Dr. Chinwe Nwanya (Women for Africa Programme, University of Nigeria)
    Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    Mr. Gerard Felipo i Esteve (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Roger Garreta Piñol (Degree final project - UAB)
    Ms. Emma Poupard (Internship, Polytech Nantes)
    Mr. Colin Duchassouy (Internship, Centrale Lille Institut)
    Mr. Pablo Gómez Montañez (Joves i Ciencia, 2022)
    Mr. Daniel Eduardo Monjaraz (Internship, CICESE Mexico)
    Mr. Jeremy D'Arcangeli Escobar (Degree final project - UAB)

  • 2021

    Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    Mr. Alifhers Salim Mestra (PhD stay - PUCV, Chile)
    Mr. Carlos García (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Roger Morales (Degree final project - UAB)
    Mr. Faïz Attoumani (Internship, Polytech Nantes)
    Ms. Blanca Gilabert López (Joves i Ciencia, F. Catalunya - La Pedrera)
    Mr. Nick Toledo García (Internship, UB)
    Ms. Anna Pérez Serrano (Internship, UB)
    Mr. Alexandre Pinsach Gelabert (Internship, UB)
    Mr. Gerard Felipo i Esteve (Degree final project - UAB)

  • 2020

    • Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Maroua Omezzine (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Alifhers Salim Mestra (PhD stay - PUCV, Chile)
    • Mr. Nabil Abomailek (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Carlos García (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Roger Morales (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Eleonor Artot (Erasmus Internship - ESNCL, France )
    • Ms. Anna Bertomeu (Internship - UB)
  • 2019

    • Dr. Yasmín Esqueda (Postdoc, CICESE,  México)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Maroua Omezzine (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Nil Ponsa i Campanyà (Degree final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Guillem Domènech Domingo (Master final project - UAB)
    • Mr. Seyed Komarizadeh (Master final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Shima Fasahat (Internship stay - University of Isfahan, Iran)
    • Mr. Eudald Vehí Lorente (Internship)
  • 2018

    • Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan (Postdoc - University of Helwan, Egypt)
    • Mr. Pablo García Lebière (PhD, ICMAB - UAB)
    • Ms. Afroditi Koutsogianni (Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships programme - University of Patras, Greece)
    • Mr. Joaquim Gispert Montserrat (Degree internship - UAB)
    • Mr. Miquel Minguillon Rosa (Degree internship - UAB)
  • 2017

    • Mr. Andreu Martínez Villarroya (Master final project - UAB)
    • Ms. Marta Rodríguez López (Internship)

Research Lines

  • Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of hybrid nanocomposites

  • Laser Surface Processing of functional nanostructures
  • Laser Direct Write of nanostructured systems

  • Advanced nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

Equipment

Laser systems

  • Quantel Brilliant B Nd:YAG laser. Harmonic modules for 1064, 532 and 266 nm emission wavelengths
  • Quantel Brilliant Nd:YAG laser. Harmonic modules for 1064, 532 and 266 nm emission wavelength
  • Nanio Air 532-10-V-SP laser marking system (532 nm wavelength, InnoLas Photonics)
  • CO2 laser marking system (10640 nm wavelength; Widlaser G200)
  • CW diode laser engraving system (450 nm wavelength; MDL-F-450-1000 CNI Optoelectronics Technology Co.)

Other equipment

  • MAPLE - PLD deposition chamber equipped with liquid-nitrogen cooling and high volume vacuum systems
  • Direct laser irradiation - LDW: high precision motorized XYZ positioning station, high vacuum and environmental chambers 
  • Electrical characterization: 4-microprobe station (PRCBE mini from Perfict Lab), Keithley 2612B source-meter system, Tektronix TBS1102B oscilloscope
  • Electrochemical studies: Keithley 2450-EC systems (CV, GCD, SPECS), Hioki IM3590 (EIS)
  • Microcen 24 centrifuge
  • Chemistry-processing laboratory for chemical synthesis and targets/coatings preparation (NEURTEK ATX Automatic applicator, MW and conventional ovens, etc)
  • High performance workstations and special software for the completion of numerical simulations and data treatment (COMSOL 6.0, Mathematica 12, MountainsMap 8.0, etc)

Publications

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