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Academic background

  • Doctor en Ciencias Físicas (Apto Cum Laude, Premio Extraordinario))
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (01/12/1995)
  • Grado de Licenciatura (Tesina), Sobresaliente
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (01/02/1992)
  • Licenciada en Ciencias Físicas (Especialidad Óptica y Estructura de la Materia) Premio Extraordinario
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (01/09/1991)

WoS Researcher ID: I-1527-2015

ORCID: 0000-0001-7025-5699

Number of sexenios: 4. Date of the last sexenio granted: 01/01/2016.

Metrics from WOS (at 10/12/2020)

h = 34; 128 total pubs (>85 in Q1). Total citations: 5094.

Last 10 years: 50 pubs; 2036 citations; 3 PhD thesis supervised (+2 in course)

200 citations/year  (period 2016-2020).

Prof. Díaz García is full professor of Condensed Matter Physics at UA and leader of the Organic Electronics and Photonics group. Her research, mostly experimental, is framed within the area of functional materials, concretely in organic materials with optoelectronic properties. It is remarkable her multidisciplinary research involving different disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, Material Science and Technology (nanofabrication). This is reflected in the variety of journals where she publishes her work (Adv. Opt. Mater., Angew. Chem., J. Phys. Chem., Opt. Exp., J. Mater. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., among others), highlighting also publications in the prestigious journals of Science and Nature Communications.

Her PhD work dealt with “Nonlinear Optics in organic materials”, a pioneer topic in Spain at that time. She set up an experimental lab in the UAM and collaborated with prestigious groups in this topic, concretely with Prof. J. Zyss from France Telecom (Paris, France); and with Prof. Stegeman and Prof. E. Van. Stryland, both in CREOL (Florida, USA). In 1996/97 she worked with Prof. A.J. Heeger (Nobel prize in Chemistry 2000) in the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), as part of the pioneer group who discovered stimulated emission in semiconducting polymers. In 1998, she was hired by Prof. W.E. Moerner (Nobel prize in Chemistry 2014) in the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) to work on photorefractive polymers.

From 1999 to 2001, being already an Associate Lecturer in the recently created Universidad Miguel Hernández, she completed two summer stays in the Washington State University (Pullman, USA). During her first stay, she worked on a NASA’s project about optical tweezers for a space mission. The project carried out during the second stay, from the Fulbright commission, was led by her.

In 2001, she obtained a professorship at UA, where she founded the Organic Electronics and Photonics group, bringing together diverse researchers. Since then, her research has focused on the study of organic materials with views to the development of optoelectronic devices, particularly photoconductive and photorefractive, as well as the development of organic thin film lasers with distributed feedback resonators and their applications in sensing. At present major efforts are focusing on all-solution processed devices with resonators fabricated by holographic lithography. It should be remarked the active collaborations with prestigious international groups, being particularly important the one with Prof. J. Wu (Singapore Univ.) related to Nanographenes. Moreover, Prof. Díaz García has an enormous interest in expanding her research towards exploiting 2D materials as the active media for lasing, an emerging topic of great novelty in the area of Nanophotonics.

The high productivity, quality and repercussion of Prof. Díaz García’s work has been constant during all her career: 20 pubs. during her PhD; 13 in UCSB; 3 in UCSD; and the rest (up to 128) since her arrival to Spain as an independent researcher and group leader. She has been the main researcher of more than 10 research proposals. Additionally, she carries out active teaching in undergraduate, Master and Doctoral studies since 1998. At present, she participates in two Master and Doctoral programs on Materials Science (UA) and on Nanoscience and molecular science (inter-university).