Alejandra Ruiz de Clavijo
Alejandra Ruiz was born in 1991, Madrid (Spain). She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2014 and subsequently got her Master degree in Nanophysics and Advanced Materials in 2015 from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She got an Erasmus Scholarship from September 2012 to June 2013 and she finished her Bachelor studies abroad at Greenwich University, United Kingdom. She did her Master thesis at Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (IMN-CISC) where she worked on the optimization and fabrication of 3-D Porous Alumina and electrodeposition process of different magnetic materials (Ni, Co) into those types of membranes. The main topics of her research focus on fabrication of nanostructures by an anodization process and growth of Ni and Co into these nanostructures by electrochemical deposition and the study of their magnetic properties.
Currently she continues her research at IMN-CSIC in the research group FINDER, as a PhD student. Her research also includes the study of Thermoelectric nanostructures (fabrication of nanowires arrays of thermoelectric materials as Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 by chemical electrodeposition; physical, morphological and compositional characterization of the structures by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersed X-Rays (EDX); and study of their thermoelectric properties by thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, and Seebeck coefficient measurements.