Senior Scientist

Nanocharacterization of Materials Group - NanoCarma

Fernando Agulló-Rueda is a staff scientist at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) since 1988 and Senior Research Scientist since 2006. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in 1986 for work in halide perovskites. Afterwards he worked abroad for a total of four years: 8 months at the University of Hamburg setting up a Raman spectroscopy laboratory, more than 2 years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, and 1 year at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, in the last two cases studying the electro-optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures. Throughout his career he has investigated the optical properties of materials and has published some books and more than 135 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals and with about 3642 citations (h-index = 31). In 1995 he started the Raman Microscopy Lab to study the nano- and microstructure of materials and devices. He has collaborated with many different groups studying optical waveguides, semiconductor nanostructures, coatings and thin films, biological materials, ion and laser irradiation effects, etc. He has also contributed to the popularization of science with courses, books, and book chapters. He has advised three doctoral theses at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). He is a member of various scientific societies and since 2021 he is in the Executive Council of the Spanish Vacuum Society (ASEVA), where he acts as Treasurer.