Juan G. Lozano

ERC Post-doctoral Research Fellow Lecturer in Materials, Corpus Christi College

BSc in Physics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), PhD (Universidad de Cadiz, Spain)

Short Bio

I developed my work as a PhD student in the Research Excellence Group “Materials Science and Engineering” from the University of Cadiz (Spain). During this time, I specialized in transmission electron microscopy techniques, including conventional TEM, HRTEM and electron diffraction, HAADF-STEM, EELS and EDX, and I applied all these techniques to the structural and chemical characterization of III-N semiconducting materials. I obtained my PhD in 2008 with the thesis entitled “Evaluation by electron beam techniques of In(Ga)N based heterostructures for opto/microelectronics applications”, which was awarded with the “Best PhD Thesis 2007/08 in Electron Microscopy” by the Spanish Microscopy Society.

Afterwards, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University before joining the Department of Materials in Oxford as an EC Marie Curie Research Fellow. Recently, I have been working on the application of o a newly developed technique, optical sectioning in the STEM, to investigate the depth-dependent strain and the atomic configuration of dislocations in GaN.

My main research interest is the application of cutting-edge advanced microscopy techniques, in particular high resolution STEM, EELS and in-situ experiments to understand the structure, chemistry and response to external stimuli of novel 0D, 1D, and 2D nanomaterials, such as nanoparticles, nanotubes and graphene.

Since 2012 I am a Lecturer in Materials in Corpus Christi College, where I teach different subjects to first and second year Materials undergraduates. I am also co-author of more than 40 publications in international journals and book chapters.