Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC FORMATION

1983-1987 Degree in Physics (Material Science) in the Univ. Complutense of Madrid, Spain
July 1991 Doctor in Physics (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

PRESENT PROFESSIONAL SITUATION

Category: Full Professor
Organism: The University of Castilla-La Mancha

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL OR/AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

From 01-01-98 till 31-12-91

Predoctoral student with an FPI (Formation of Researchers) grant from the spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC), Spain.
Topic: XPS (Ph. D. Thesis: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, study of the interfacial reactivity of Si with GaAs native oxides: Formation of a SiO2/GaAs interface).

From 01-01-92 till 31-12-93

Postdoctoral researcher with a grant from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas at the Free University Berlin, Institute of Experimental Physics.
Topic: Studies of semiconductor interfaces with STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy), BEEM (Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy) and PES (Photoelectron Spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation).

From 01-01-94 till 31-12-95

Postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC).
Topic: Characterization of surfaces by STM, LEED and photoemission with synchrotron radiation. Responsible researcher of the STM laboratory in UHV of the Institute of Material Science (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain).

From 01-01-96 till 28-02-97

Postdoctoral researcher at IBM-Zurich.
Topic: Studies of molecular manipulation at room temperature with the STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy)

From 01-03-97 till 15-10-98

Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK).
Topic: Studies of mechanical properties in the nanometer-scale with the AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy); Development of novel AFM modes for the characterization of material properties using ultrasound.

From 16-10-98 till 02-08-00

Assistant Professor at the Engineering School of Almaden (University of Castilla-La Mancha, UCLM) in Almadén, Spain.
Topic: Teaching Material Science to students of Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.

From 02-08-00 till 02-08-03

Lecturer at the Engineering School of Almaden, UCLM, Spain.
Topic: Set up of an SPM Lab in Almadén, Spain.

AWARDS

IBM Research Division Award for Contributions to Engineering with single molecules (March 1997)
IBM Global-Partnership Award to visit IBM Yorktown, USA (July-October 1999)

SOME RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

1. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study of the interfacial reactivity of Si with the oxidized GaAs(100) interface, M. T. Cuberes and J. L. Sacedón, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57 (1990).
2. Ballistic-electron emission microscopy study of the Au/Si(111)7×7 and Au/CaF2/Si(111)7×7 interfaces, M. T. Cuberes, A. Bauer, H.J. Wen, M. Prietsch and G. Kaindl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64 (1994), 2300.
3. Quantitative study of electron transport in ballistic-electron emission microscopy, A. Bauer, M. T. Cuberes, M. Prietsch and G. Kaindl, Phy. Rev. Lett. 71 (1993), 149-152.
4. Order at the boundary of phase-shifted 7×7 domains on Si(111), M. T. Cuberes and J. L. Sacedón, J. of Phys.: Condens. Matter 8 (1996), 8743-8751.
5. Room-Temperature repositioning of individual C60 molecules at Cu steps: Operation of a molecular counting device, M. T. Cuberes, R. R. Schlittler, and J. K. Gimzewski, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69 (1996), 3016.
6. Room-Temperature Supramolecular Repositioning at Molecular Interfaces Using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, M. T. Cuberes, R. Schlittler, and J. K. Gimzewski,Surf. Sci. 371 (1997), L231-L234.
7. Heterodyne Force Microscopy on PMMA/rubber nanocomposites: Nanomapping of Viscoelastic Response at Ultrasonic Frequencies M. T. Cuberes, H. Assender, G. A. D. Briggs, and O. Kolosov, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 33 (2000), 2347.
8. Non-linear detection of ultrasonic vibration of Atomic Force Microscopy cantilevers in and out of contact with the simple, M. T. Cuberes, G. A. D. Briggs, and O. Kolosov, Nanotechnology 12 (2001) 1-7.
9. Granular Co/Ag multilayers with crystalline coherence, J. M. Colino, M. A. Arranz, M. García-Hernández, M. T. Cuberes, N. O. Nuñez, J. L. Vicent, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 310 (2007) e772-e774.
10. Manipulation of Gold Nanoparticles – Influence of surface Chemistry, Temperature, and Environment (vacuum vs ambient atmosphere), K. Mougin, E. Gnecco, A. Rao, M. T. Cuberes, S. Jayaraman, E. Mcfarland, H. Haidara, and E. Meyer, Langmuir, 24 (4) (2008) 1577-1581.
11. New hydrogels based on the interpenetration of physical gels of agarose and chemical gels of polyacrylamide, Emiliano Fernández, Carmen Mijangos, Jean-Michel Guenet, M. Teresa Cuberes, Daniel López, European Polymer Journal 45 (2009) 932-939.
12. Intermittent-Contact Heterodyne Force Microscopy, M. T. Cuberes, Journal of Nanomaterials (2009), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Article ID 762016 (doi:10.1155/2009/762016)
13.Nanoscale Visualization of Elastic Inhomogeneities at TiN Coatings Using Ultrasonic Force Microscopy, J. A. Hidalgo, C. Montero-Ocampo and M. T. Cuberes, Nanoscale Research Letters 4 (12) (2009) 1493-1501 .
14. Characterization of a new scaffold formed of polyelectrolyte complexes using Atomic Force and Ultrasonic Force Microscopy, O. Valdés and M. T. Cuberes, J. Biomed. Nanotechnol 5 (2009) 716-721
15. Differences in the thermal behavior of interpenetrating and semi-interpenetrating polymer hydrogels of agarose – polyacrylamide, Emiliano Fernández, Rebeca Hernández, M. Teresa Cuberes, Carmen Mijangos, and Daniel López, Journal of Polymer Science Polymer Physics ed. (2010) (DOI: 10.1002/polb.22123)