Research Professor

2D Foundry


Dr. Castellanos-Gomez is a Tenured-Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) since 2017. He explores novel 2D materials and studies their mechanical, electrical and optical properties with special interest on the application of these materials in nanomechanical and optoelectronic devices. Part of his work can be considered as pioneering in the field of 2D materials beyond graphene as he has reported some of the early works on novel 2D materials like MoS2, black phosphorus, TiS3 and franckeite. Among his achievements, his works on strain engineering of 2D semiconductors and on photodetectors based on 2D materials are considered seminal works by the community. 

Dr. Andres Catellanos-Gomez authored more than 150 articles in international peer review journals and 6 book chapters. According to Google Scholar, A. Castellanos-Gomez has an h-index of 63, with a total number of citations above 22,000. He has received numerous awards and honors like the ERC Starting Grant in 2017, he has been appointed Fellow of the International Association for Advanced Materials, has been selected as one of the Emerging Leader 2020 by Journal of Physics: Materials, included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 lists of Clarivate/WOS, selected as one of the 2018 Emerging Investigators by Chemical Society Reviews, selected as one of the Top Ten Spanish Talents of 2017 by the MIT Technology Reviews and he has been shortlisted in the Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2017 of the journals Chemical Communications and Chemical Society Reviews. He has been also recognized with the Young Researcher Award (experimental physics) of the Royal Physical Society of Spain (2016), the Joshep Wang Award (2014) given by the Cognizure Publishing Group, the 2013 Young Researcher Award of the Instituto Universitario de Materiales (Universidad de Alicante), the Young Resercher Award 2012/2013 of the Grupo Español del Carbón and the PhD thesis award of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Premio Extraordinario 2011).