Since 2015, Dr. Carlos Garcia Nuñez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Glasgow. From 2015 to 2017, he has worked in the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) Group, investigating contact-printing of semiconductor nanowires and 2D materials on flexible substrates for sensing, optoelectronics and e-skin applications. In 2018, he joined Micromanipulation Research Group, where he is currently working on the manipulation of high dielectric nanostructures by optoelectronic tweezer (OET) trapping for energy storage applications such as supercapacitors.
In 2009, he received a B.S. degree in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM). One year later, he finished a M.S. in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at the Department of Applied Physics (UAM). In 2010, he joined the Group of Electronics and Semiconductors (ELySE) at UAM, and one year later he became a Fellowship Researcher (FPI fellowship belonging to the MINECO-Spain) at ELySE. In 2015, he obtained a Ph.D in physics (summa "cum laude"). During his PhD, he participated actively in multidisciplinary research projects, including sensors and biosensors based on Zn3N2, IR/VIS/UV photodetectors based on ZnO and Ga(As,N) nanowires, and multi-band Solar Cells. In addition, he carried out two visiting research for three months at The University of Alabama (characterization of GaAs nanowires TEM and Raman spectroscopy), and The Walter Schottky Institut (fabrication of functionalized ZnO nanowires based liquid gate field effect transistors).
From his research in the aforementioned multidisciplinary fields, he has published above 31 articles – 18 as first author – in peer-reviewed Journals (19) and International Conference Proceedings (12). He has also 1 patent and 1 book chapter.