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Gonzalo Fuentes Iriarte

  • Associate profesor
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


    During his PhD thesis, entitled AlN Thin Film Electroacoustic Devices, Uppsala University (Sweden), the researcher acquired a solid experience in the synthesis of AlN thin films by "reactive sputtering". During his postdoctoral fellowship in the nanotechnology division at IMEC (Interuniversitary Microelectronics Center) in Leuven, Belgium, the researcher learned essential growth techniques and structural and electrical aspects of characterization techniques related to carbon nanotubes and nanocolumns of semiconductor materials. Since March 2011, the researcher is Asisstant profesor (Professor Contracted Doctor I3) at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Since that date, among other achievements, it is worth mentioning the direction of two Master projects at UPM and two PhD theses at that university. The researcher has designed, assembled and optimized a AlN reactive sputtering system at ISOM´s clean room. The system enables the synthesis of high quality AlN thin films used in a wide range of applications. The researcher has collaborated in more than 10 research projects and has been IP (main researcher) at ISOM of the project '' Microsystems of thermal control for industrial applications (T-MEMS) '', funded with 1.2 M EUR by the Community of Madrid.He has also been IP (principal investigator) of the project “SAW devices on diamond substrates” funded by Huawei Technologies Ltd, based in Ontario, (Canada)

    Research interests

    Professional experience

    Associate profesor

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    March 2011 - Present

    Contratado Ramón y Cajal

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    January 2007 - March 2011(4 years)


    KU Leuven

    January 2005 - January 2007(2 years)


    Faculty of Science and Technology

    Uppsala University