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Miguel Munoz Rojo

  • Postdoc
  • Stanford University
  • 24PublicationsNumber of items in Miguel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

Research interests

Transport Property MeasurementsThermoelectricsPhysicsNanoscienceAtomic Force Microscopy

About

Miguel Muñoz Rojo obtained his degree in Physics in June 2010, at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During his degree, he spent an academic year at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin under the Erasmus exchange program. In his first academic year, he was awarded with a diploma of academic excellence that enabled him to work in the department of materials from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the group of non-linear optics under the direction of Prof. Mercedes Carrascosa and Prof. Angel Garcia. In his last year of degree, he was awarded with a national grant for scientific collaboration with the department of Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA Nanoscience) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Prof. Rodolfo Miranda Soriano. After finishing his university degree, he got a Leonardo da Vinci grant for a stay of 6 months at the National Physical Laboratory of London where he worked with a team of scientists on a European project focused on the physical properties characterization of thermoelectric materials. He gained knowledge on transport in nano-materials, thermoelectric effect, metrology and experimental uncertainty measurements. His skills were involved in the use of advanced methods for active materials characterization (nanoscale characterization of electrical and thermal properties, atomic force microscopes, probing station,..). and the design of new experiments for energy efficiency of working modules evaluation of uncertainty and accuracy of system. From September 2011 to July 2015, he held a Pre-Doctoral JAE fellowship that supported him financially during his four years of doctorate. In the meantime, from 2011 to 2012, he got his Master degree in Nanoscience and Molecular Nanotechnology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, achieving rank first of his academic year. His PhD research took place at the thermoelectric group of Dra. Marisol Martín González in the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid (Spain). His thesis was supervised by Dra. Marisol Martín González and his academic supervisor was Dr. Rodolfo Miranda Soriano. The thesis is titled: “Transport Property Measurements of Nanostructured Materials”, in which he studied how the reduction of dimensionality affects the transport properties of the material under study for either inorganic (Bi2Te3, SiGe..) or organic (P3HT, PCDTBT,..) nanostructures (1D and 2D structures). Moreover, novel surface effects found on 1D-topological insulator structures were also studied. During this time, he gained a wide experience and knowledge on thermal and electrical measurements of nanostructured materials, such as thin films or nanowires. Among the different techniques used for that purpose, such as Seebeck Microprobe System, lithography/holographic processes, structural characterization (SEM, Raman Spectroscopy, ..) or four probe station, among others, his main working device was the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM). He worked with different SPM modes, such as Scanning Thermal Microscopy or Kelvin Probe Microscopy (some of which were implemented in his AFM system), to determine the transport properties and observe surface effects on nanoscale materials. Moreover, he combined the experimental results with COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations that helped him to carry out the analysis and gain deep understanding of the underlying physics. To achieve these goals, he accomplished several stays at top laboratories all over the world: a) University of Bordeaux, LOMA Laboratory, (France, 3 months) in the group of Prof. Stefan Dilhaire, b) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York, USA, 1 month) in the group of Prof. Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc and c) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA, 2 months) in the group of Prof. Miquel Salmerón. During his PhD, he received one best poster award at the 12th European Congress of Thermoelectricity and he participated in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting about Physics after qualifying in an international competition among young talent scientists from all over the world. He presented 25 contributions in 14 Congresses of both European and International character, in which 8 were oral presentation, 3 were posters and the rest were contributions as co-author (both orals and posters). He finished his PhD with 17 publications. He is now a postdoc at Stanford University.

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Publications (5)

  • Thermal conductivity measurements of high and low thermal conductivity films using a scanning hot probe method in the 3ω mode and novel calibration strategies

    • Wilson A
    • Muñoz Rojo M
    • Abad B
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  • Improvement of Bismuth Telluride electrodeposited films by the addition of Sodium Lignosulfonate

    • Caballero-Calero O
    • Díaz-Chao P
    • Abad B
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  • Effect of nanostructuration on the thermal conductivity of thermoelectric materials

    • Grauby S
    • Puyoo E
    • Rojo M
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  • Electrical contact resistances of thermoelectric thin films measured by Kelvin probe microscopy

    • Muñoz-Rojo M
    • Caballero-Calero O
    • Martín-González M
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  • Fabrication of Bi 2 Te 3 nanowire arrays and thermal conductivity measurement by 3ω-scanning thermal microscopy

    • Muñoz Rojo M
    • Grauby S
    • Rampnoux J
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Professional experience

Postdoc

Stanford University

February 2016 - Present

Postdoc

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid

September 2015 - December 2015(4 months)

PhD Student

Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid

September 2011 - July 2015(4 years)

Leonardo Da Vinci Grant (student)

National Physical Laboratory

September 2010 - April 2011(7 months)

Education

Electrical Engineering

Stanford University

February 2016 - Present