Dr. Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez

Researcher ID: P-5472-2014

Google Scholar: Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez


Short biography

Born and raised in Spain, Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez obtained his degree in Physics (1999) at the Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife. After working several years in Finances and other related areas (MBA in 2002) he returned to the Academia finishing his Master Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2007) at the Universitat de Barcelona.

He continued in Barcelona earning his PhD in Nanoscience (2012) working with Prof. Xavier Batlle and Prof. Amílcar Labarta on magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications. For his dissertation he was awarded the Special Doctorate Prize 2012 of the Universitat de Barcelona.

After teaching magnetic and superconducting materials courses and other subjects at the Universitat de Barcelona since 2010, he joined the IFW Dresden in 2014 in order to become a member of the ERC group led by Denys Makarov.

Research interests

  • Flexible magnetoelectronics
  • Printable sensorics
  • Technological applications of magnetic nanomaterials
  • Biomedical applications of magnetic nanomaterials
  • Magnetism at surfaces
  • Magnetization reversal processes
  • High resolution microscopy techniques
  • Spectroscopic characterization techniques

Projects involved

Awards and scholarships


  • Special Doctorate Prize 2012 of the Universitat de Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)

Selected publications

  • A. I. Figueroa, C. Moya, J. Bartolomé, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, N. Pérez, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
    SiO2 coating effects in the magnetic anisotropy of Fe3-xO4 nanoparticles suitable for bio-applications
    Nanotechnology 24, 155705 (2013)
  • J. Salafranca, J. Gazquez, N. Pérez, A. Labarta, S. Pantelides, S. Pennycook, X. Batlle, M. Varela
    Surfactant organic molecules restore magnetism in metal-oxide nanoparticle surfaces
    Nano Lett. 12, 2499 (2012)
  • N. Pérez, F. López-Calahorra, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
    Reduction of iron by decarboxylation in the formation of magnetite nanoparticles
    PhysChemChemPhys 13, 19485 (2011)
  • N. Pérez, F. Casanova, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García-Vinuesa, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
    Griffiths-like phase and magnetic correlations at high fields in Gd5Ge4
    Physical Review B 83, 84411 (2011)
  • X. Batlle, N. Pérez, P. Guardia, O. Iglesias, A. Labarta, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, J. Bartolomé, A. G. Roca, M. P. Morales, C. J. Serna
    Magnetic nanoparticles with bulk-like properties
    J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07B524 (2011)
  • R. Mejías, S. Pérez-Yagüe, A. G. Roca, N. Pérez, A. Villanueva, M. Cañete, S. Mañes, J. Ruiz-Cabello, M. Benito, A. Labarta, X. Batlle, S. Veintemillas-Verdaguer, M. P. Morales, D. F. Barber, C. J. Serna
    Liver and brain imaging through dimercaptosuccinic acid-coated iron oxide nanoparticles
    Nanomedicine 5, 397 (2010)
  • P. Guardia, N. Pérez, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
    Controlled synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles over a wide size range
    Langmuir 26, 5843 (2010)
  • N. Pérez, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, J. Bartolomé, M. P. Morales, C. J. Serna, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
    Nanostructural origin of the spin and orbital contribution to the mangetic moment in Fe3-xO4 nanoparticles
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 093108 (2009)
  • N. Pérez, P. Guardia, A. G. Roca, M. P. Morales, C. J. Serna, O. Iglesias, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, X. Batlle, A. Labarta
    Surface anisotropy broadening of the energy barrier distribution in magnetic nano-particles
    Nanotechnology 19, 475704 (2008)