Dr. Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez

Researcher ID: P-5472-2014

Google Scholar: Nicolás Pérez Rodríguez

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Email: n.perez.rodriguez(at)ifw-dresden.de


Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW)
Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN)
Helmholtzstraße 20
D-01069 Dresden, Germany

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

2. ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant "MagnetoFLEX"
    Ultra-thin flexible Magnetic sensorics

1. ERC Starting Grant "SMaRT"
    Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology

Awards and scholarships

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

Selected publications

9.A. I. Figueroa, C. Moya, J. Bartolomé, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, N. Pérez, A. Labarta and X. Batlle
SiO2 coating effects in the magnetic anisotropy of Fe3-xO4 nanoparticles suitable for bio-applications
Nanotechnology 24, 155705 (2013) URL

8.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) URL

7.N. Pérez, F. López-Calahorra, A. Labarta, X. Batlle
Reduction of iron by decarboxylation in the formation of magnetite nanoparticles
PhysChemChemPhys 13, 19485 (2011) URL

6.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) URL
5.X. Batlle, N. Pérez, P. Guardia, O. Iglesias, A. Labarta, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, J. Bartolomé, A. G. Roca, M. P. Morales and C. J. Serna
Magnetic nanoparticles with bulk-like properties
J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07B524 (2011) URL

4.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) URL

3.P. Guardia, N. Pérez, A. Labarta and X. Batlle
Controlled synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles over a wide size range
Langmuir 26, 5843 (2010) URL

2.N. Pérez, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, J. Bartolomé, M. P. Morales, C. J. Serna, A. Labarta and X. Batlle
Nanostructural origin of the spin and orbital contribution to the mangetic moment in Fe3-xO4 nanoparticles
Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 093108 (2009) URL

1.      N. Pérez, P. Guardia, A. G. Roca, M. P. Morales, C. J. Serna, O. Iglesias, F. Bartolomé, L. M. García, X. Batlle and A. Labarta
Surface anisotropy broadening of the energy barrier distribution in magnetic nano-particles
Nanotechnology 19, 475704 (2008) URL