Research topics



  • Advanced experimental studies for in situ analysis of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles: local structure and electronics. Properties: reactivity and magnetism. Interaction with ligands and differences from correlated bulk materials.
  • Ordered surfaces at nanoscale induced by Langmuir-Blodgett technique: properties and applications.
  • Catalysts and advanced materials characterizations: local order, electronic and basic properties. Synchrotron based studies: absorption, photoemission, dispersion, diffraction, magnetic dichroism, etc.


  • Novel materials for hydrogen storage.
  • Supported catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis.
  • Nanoparticles films obtained by Langmuir-Blodgett.
  • Graphene chemically obtained and graphene films arranged by Langmuir-Blodgett. Transport properties and advanced characterization by X-ray absorption and emission techniques.
  • Electronic and structural characterization of mesoporous thin films.
  • Metallic diffusion on silicon, fundamental research at nanoscale range.
  • Synthesis and characterization of noble metal, bimetallic and oxide nanoparticles.

* See current research grants