I graduated in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1989. I earned my PhD at the same university in 1993 thanks to my theoretical work on electronic structure and transport properties of semiconductor quantum dots and various topics related to the integer and fractional quantum Hall effect (QHE). I continued my professional career as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council (Canada), Indiana University (USA), and University of Kentucky (USA) where, among other topics, I explored more in depth the many-body physics of the fractional QHE in collaboration with Allan MacDonald and did fundamental work on vortex matter and mesoscopic superconductivity in collaboration with Andre Geim. I came back to Spain as an Associate Professor at the Universidad of Alicante (Spain), where I worked for almost 10 years. There I pioneered one of the first projects world-wide to compute quantum transport from first principles, resulting in a collection of codes currently distributed under the common denomination ANT (Atomistic NanoTransport). Since 2009 I work at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics (UAM). In 2014 I co-founded SIMUNE Atomistics, the first company in Spain that offers computational services for material science related industrial needs.
Honors and Awards
- PhD Thesis Annual Award.
- Nano and molecular electronics.
- Graphene and 2D Materials.
- Topological Insulators.
1. Franckeite as a naturally occurring van der Waals heterostructure, Aday J. Molina-Mendoza, Emerson Giovanelli, Wendel S. Paz, Miguel Angel Niño, Joshua O. Island, Charalambos Evangeli, Lucía Aballe, Michael Foerster, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Nicolás Agraït, J. J. Palacios, Emilio M. Pérez & Andres Castellanos-Gomez, Nature Communications 8, 14409, (2017). [URL]
2. Atomic-scale control of graphene magnetism by using hydrogen atoms, Héctor González-Herrero, José M. Gómez-Rodríguez, Pierre Mallet, Mohamed Moaied, Juan José Palacios, Carlos Salgado, Miguel M. Ugeda, Jean-Yves Veuillen, Félix Yndurain, Iván Brihuega, Science, 352, 437-441, (2016). [URL]
3. Graphene nanoribbons: Electrons go ballistic, Juan José Palacios, Nature Physics 10, 182-183, (2014). [URL]
4. Isolation and characterization of few-layer black phosphorus, Andres Castellanos-Gomez, Leonardo Vicarelli, Elsa Prada, Joshua O Island, K L Narasimha-Acharya, Sofya I Blanter, Dirk J Groenendijk, Michele Buscema, Gary A Steele, J V Alvarez, 2D Materials. 1, 025001, (2014). [URL]
5. Magnetic field-induced dissipation-free state in superconducting nanostructures, R. Córdoba, T. I. Baturina, J. Sesé, A. Yu Mironov, J. M. De Teresa, M. R. Ibarra, D. A. Nasimov, A. K. Gutakovskii, A. V. Latyshev, I. Guillamón, H. Suderow, S. Vieira, M. R. Baklanov, J. J. Palacios & V. M. Vinokur, Nature Communications 4, 1437, (2014). [URL]
6. Topologically Protected Quantum Transport in Locally Exfoliated Bismuth at Room Temperature, C. Sabater, D. Gosálbez-Martínez, J. Fernández-Rossier, J. G. Rodrigo, C. Untiedt, and J. J. Palacios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 176802, (2013). [URL]
7. Mechanical Annealing of Metallic Electrodes at the Atomic Scale, C. Sabater, C. Untiedt, J. J. Palacios, and M. J. Caturla, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 205502, (2012). [URL]
8. Reversible Change of the Spin State in a Manganese Phthalocyanine by Coordination of CO Molecule, A. Stróżecka, M. Soriano, J. I. Pascual, and J. J. Palacios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147202, (2012). [URL]
9. Magnetoresistance and Magnetic Ordering Fingerprints in Hydrogenated Graphene, David Soriano, Nicolas Leconte, Pablo Ordejón, Jean-Christophe Charlier, Juan-Jose Palacios, and Stephan Roche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 016602, (2011). [URL]
10. The Kondo effect in ferromagnetic atomic contacts, M. Reyes Calvo, Joaquín Fernández-Rossier, Juan José Palacios, David Jacob, Douglas Natelson & Carlos Untiedt, Nature 458, 1150-1153, (2009). [URL]