Jose Luis Menendez
Research Center on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (CINN-CSIC)
Dr Jose Luis Menendez is a tenured scientist working for the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Research Center from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CINN-CSIC). He obtained his PhD degree in 2001 after a thesis on the dimensionality effects of optical and magneto-optical properties of Fe based systems. After a post-doc stay (2002-2004) at the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (IEF-CNRS) working on magnetic domain wall propagation in magnetic nanostructures, he started working in the field of transparent ceramics at INCAR-CSIC, mostly spark plasma sintered. Since 2009 he works at CINN-CSIC in the study of the magnetic, optical and magneto-optical properties of ceramics and ceramic nanocomposites. In this time, he has published more than 50 articles in SCI journals, coauthored two book chapters on the spark plasma sintering technique and led several national and European research projects.
Research interests: Ceramic nanocomposites, nanostructured materials, spark plasma sintering, dielectric and optical properties, magneto-optics.