He obtained the PhD from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2007. During his PhD, devoted to surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices in nitride semiconductors, he did 3 stays at the Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics and the Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Techniques (Germany). After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on RF MEMS under contracts with Indra Sistemas.

In January 2009, he joined the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (UK), a pioneering group in the field of mesoscopic physics and nanoelectronics. He moved there first as a visiting researcher, after receiving a Researcher Exchange Award (British Council) to investigate on SAW-driven quantum devices. After this, he stayed there as a postdoctoral fellow for 3 years, after being awarded consecutively with a Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship (MCINN) and with a Postdoctoral Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (EU). During this period, he worked towards a SAW-driven single-electron quantum device with optical readout of the spin, as well as on bulk acoustic wave resonators for biosensing.

In March 2012, he returned to the UPM, after being awarded by the International Programme for Attracting Talent of the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence, to work at the Institute for Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology. He currently works on the growth of graphene by chemical vapor deposition and on the development of different graphene devices for electronic, plasmonic, and energy-storage applications. He now leads a project focused on the dynamic control of graphene by acoustic fields, within the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (EU) ‘SAWTrain’ (www.sawtrain.eu).

Selected publications:

  • Coupling Light into Graphene Plasmons through Surface Acoustic Waves”, J. Schiefele, J. Pedrós, F. Sols, F. Calle, and F. Guinea, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 237405 (2013).
  • Dual-mode thin film bulk acoustic wave resonators for parallel sensing of temperature and mass loading”, L. García-Gancedo, J. Pedrós, X. B. Zhao, G. M. Ashley, A. J. Flewitt, W. I. Milne, C. J. B. Ford, J. R. Lu, and J. K. Luo, Biosens. Bioelectron. 38, 369 (2012).

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