Dr. Cristina Vicente Manzano

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dra Cristina V. Manzano is a postdoc Atracción de Talento Investigador de la Comunidad de Madrid Project since 2020 in the Functional Nanostructures devices for energy group (FINDER) at the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology, at the Spanish National Research Council (IMN-CSIC). Recently, she got an ERC Consolidator Grant with COOLed project, which is based on the electricity production using radiative coolers and thermoelectric generators without the use of batteries. Last year, she got a permanent position in which she will incorporate in the end of the year.

In 2019, she got a grant Juan de la Cierva Incorporación to join Micro and Technology Institute (CSIC) in the Functional Nanostructures devices for energy group (FINDER). In 2015, she started a four years Postdoc at the Laboratory for Mechanics and Nanostructures at EMPA-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology under the supervision of Dr. Laetitia Philippe with a Marie Curie COFUND fellowship and different industrial projects.In 2014, she received a PhD degree in Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), carrying out her thesis work on “Electrodeposición de Materiales Semiconductores con aplicaciones Termoeléctricas” at Institute of Microelectronic of Madrid (IMM-CSIC) under the supervision of Dr. Marisol Martín González in the Functional Nanostructures devices for energy group (FINDER).

Currently, she is co-author of 1 European licensed patent and a total of more than 35 ISI-recorded publications with more than 750 times cited and an h-index of 15. She is co-author of more than 35 contributions in International Conferences, with more than 20 oral contributions and she gave two invited talks. She is or was principal investigator of 4 projects with more than €2.5M. Also, she has participated in 14 research projects, 4 of them with a private company. She is supervising a PhD student and she supervised four Master thesis and she did 4 different international stays for a total time of more than 54 months.

Her main research line includes the fabrication of materials by electrochemical methods to growth films, micro-components, and nanowires of different materials (semiconductors and metals). Electrochemical atomic layer deposition (EC-ALE) and electrodeposition in ionic liquid using a glove box. Anodization process of Aluminium and Titanium to produce templates for electrodeposition. Referent to the characterization methods are structural properties (XRD, XRF, EDAX), morphological properties (SEM and AFM) and optical properties (Raman spectroscopy, UV-VIS Spectrophotometry, Photoluminescence).