PEOPLE: current staff

The adventurous Team

For those about to Research
Dr. Amador Caballero

Dr Amador Caballero

Scientific Researcher CSIC

Control of the microstructure development of functional micro/nano ceramics.
Grain boundary and interface phenomena.
Industrial ceramic processing.
Wide band gap oxide semiconductors, Piezoceramics and non-linear ferroic materials.

Dr. Amador Caballero

Dr. Amador Caballero

Scientific Researcher CSIC

  • Scientific Collaborator of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI), 2018 to present.

  • Deputy Director of the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC), 2017 to present.

  • Editor in chief of the "Boletin de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio" (Elsevier), 2016 to present.

  • Vice-secretary of the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV), 2016 to present.

  • Head of the Electroceramics Department at the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC), 2014-2017.

  • Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, since 2008.

  • Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2001-2008.

  • Posdoctoral Associate at the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Cambridge, USA, 1995-1996.

Dr. Teresa Jardiel

Dr Teresa Jardiel

Ramon y Cajal Researcher CSIC

Synthesis of nanostructured materials.
Phase equilibrium, structural characterization, and microstructural development.
Effect of processing on microstructure and physical properties.
High-temperature piezoelectrics, photocatalyst, ionic conductors and multiferroics.

Dr. Teresa Jardiel

Dr. Teresa Jardiel

Ramón y Cajal Researcher CSIC

  • Associate Editor of the "Boletin de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio" (Elsevier), 2018 to present.

  • RAMON y CAJAL Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2019 to 2023.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2009 to 2018.

  • Postdoctoral Associate at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel. Nantes, FRANCE, 2008-2009.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry Engineering. Madrid, SPAIN, 2007-2008.

  • Predoctoral Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2000-2006.

Dr. Marina Villegas

Dr Marina Villegas

Scientific Researcher CSIC

Synthesis strategies for ceramic materials.
Synthesis-microstructure-properties relationships.
Bismuth based ferroelectric /ferromagnetic ceramics.
Lead free piezoelectric ceramics.
Management of science.

Dr. Marina Villegas

Dr Marina Villegas

Scientific Researcher CSIC

  • Adviser to the Presidency, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). 2019 to present.

  • Director-General of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI). 2016-2018.

  • Director-General of Scientific Research of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). 2014-2016.

  • Deputy Director for Research Programs of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). 2012-2014.

  • Director of the Postdoctoral Department of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). 2010-2011.

  • Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, since 2009.

  • Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 1999-2009.

  • Posdoctoral Associate at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 1994-1999.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Laussane (EPFL). Laussane, SWITZERLAND, 1993.

  • Predoctoral Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 1989-1993.

Dr. Marco Peiteado

Dr Marco Peiteado

Tenured Scientist CSIC

Synthesis of hierarchical nanostructures.
Soft solution processing and energy-saving manufacturing approaches.
Microstructure-properties relationships.
Semiconductor ceramics and multiferroics.

Dr. Marco Peiteado

Dr Marco Peiteado

Tenured Scientist CSIC

  • Head of the Electroceramics Department at the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC), 2017 to present.

  • Vice president of the "Ceramics for Energy and Electronics" section of the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV), 2016 to present.

  • Secretary of the "Ceramics for Energy and Electronics" section of the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV), 2012-2016.

  • Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, since 2017.

  • RAMON Y CAJAL Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). ETSI de Telecomunicación, Department of Applied Physics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2012-2017.

  • Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry Engineering. Madrid, SPAIN, 2011.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2008-2012.

  • Postdoctoral Associate at Jozef Stefan Institut of Ljubljana, Department of Advanced Materials. Ljubljana, SLOVENIA, 2005-2008.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). ETSI de Telecomunicación, Department of Applied Physics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2005.

  • Predoctoral Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 1999-2004.

Dr. David González Calatayud

Dr David González Calatayud

ComFuturo Researcher CSIC

Synthesis and characterisation of coordination compounds.
Synthesis and processing of nanostructured materials.
Soft chemistry synthesis and directed bioinspired assembly.
Biosensing, molecular imaging and drug delivery applications.
Characterisation of the functional response, electrochemical and photoreactivity studies.

Dr. David González Calatayud

Dr David González Calatayud

ComFuturo Researcher CSIC

  • COMFUTURO Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2018 to 2021.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2016 to 2018.

  • Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Bath, Department of Chemistry. Bath, United Kingdom, 2014-2016.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Department of Electroceramics. Madrid, SPAIN, 2011-2014.

  • Predoctoral Fellow at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Madrid, SPAIN, 2004-2010.

  • Under-graduate Fellowat Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). "Introduction to research" fellowship sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education (MEC), Madrid, SPAIN, 2003-2004.

Dr. Carlos Gumiel

Dr Carlos Gumiel

Assistant Prof. U. Nebrija and UC3M

Synthesis of nanomaterials.
Soft solution processing.
Thin film processing: spin coating.
Multiferroic ceramics.

Dr. Carlos Gumiel

Dr Carlos Gumiel

Assistant Prof. UC3M and U. Nebrija

  • Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry Engineering. Madrid, SPAIN, 2019 to present.

  • Assistant Professor at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija de Madrid, Department of Industrial Engineering. Madrid, SPAIN, 2019 to present.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), ETSI de Telecomunicación. Madrid, SPAIN, 2018-2019.

  • Predoctoral Fellow at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), ETSI de Telecomunicación. Madrid, SPAIN, 2015-2018.

Isabel Salmean

Isabel Salmean

Hired Lab Assistant CSIC

Processing of functional ceramics.
Industrial ceramic processing.
Microstructural characterizarion.