Prof. José Francisco Fernández
José F. Fernández is Professor in Materials Technology at the Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain. He is leader of the Ceramic for Smart System Group (CSS). He obtained his PhD in Physics in 1990 by the University Autonoma of Madrid. Prof. Fernandez possesses a large experience in ceramic processing of functional ceramics which properties are based on complex micro and nanostructures. The research activities have crystallized in the development of several concepts in functional ceramics and nanotechnology as: surface modification of ceramic particle; grain boundaries engineering of semiconductor ceramics; sintering and tailoring of lead free piezoceramic; Confocal Raman Microscopy of ceramics; proximity effects in the nanoscale; dry nanodispersion of metal oxides; functionalization of traditional ceramics through nanotechnology; and unusual properties in nanostructured ceramics. His interests are focussed in the development of advanced ceramics to be integrated in smart systems. He is very active in knowledge transfer activities. Is authored and co-authored over 310 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 61 invited talks and 32 filed patents and the foundation of a 2 spin-off company in functional micro-nanoparticles. He has supervised 17 Ph. D’s and he has been Principal Investigator in >90 projects. In 2013 receive the Gold Epsilon Award of the Spanish Ceramic Society for their contribution to the Electroceramics field and the FELLOW of the European Ceramic Society for the distinguished scientific career as well to the contribution to the ECeRs development. In 2014 receive the V Highway International Innovation Award by the Fundación de la Asociación Española de Carreteras.