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Ceramics for Smart Systems Group

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Dr. Cecilia Granados-Miralles

Postdoc Researcher

Cecilia Granados-Miralles (Spain, 1988) obtained her PhD in Nanoscience (2017) from the Center for Materials Crystallography at Aarhus University, Denmark. Currently, she is a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellow at Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC). During her career, she has dedicated great efforts to improving the magnetic properties of rare-earth-free permanent magnets, participating in 2 EU projects with that aim (NANOPYME, AMPHIBIAN), contributing as a Work Package Leader on the second. At present, she is focusing on exploring the potential of ferrites for spintronic applications, being Principal investigator of an international IEEE Special project (HESIOD) and also contributing to a MICINN project (MAT4LOWDISS). She is also involved in recycling rare-earth magnets through the EIT Raw Materials project INSPIRES.

Cecilia is highly trained in the field of powder diffraction using both X-rays and neutrons as radiation (PXRD, NPD). She has a wide experience using diffraction to conduct in situ investigations and has performed numerous experiments at large-scale research facilities (ESRF, Petra-III@DESY, ALBA, MAX-lab, SINQ@PSI). She is also familiar with surface characterization techniques such as Low-Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), Photo-Emission Electron Microscopy (PEEM) and X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD), having participated in numerous in situ synchrotron experiments based on these techniques. She has published 31 peer-reviewed scientific articles (>80% Q1, >33% OA), which have gathered 373 citations to date, yielding an h-index of 12. She´s also a co-author of a worldwide patent. She has co-authored 48 contributions to conferences (39 international), including 25 oral presentations and 3 invited talks.