Jordi Arbiol

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Studied Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, where also obtained his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001. He also worked as Assistant Professor at UB. From 2009 to 2015 he was ICREA Prof. at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC. Since 2015 he is ICREA Prof. at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and Leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group. Since 2017 he is President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (SME), was Vice-President from 2013 to 2017 and since 2009 he is Member of its Executive Board.  Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026). He is Scientific Supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Transversal Area at ICN2 and BIST. Awarded with the EU40 Materials Prize 2014 (E-MRS) & listed in the Top 40 under 40 Power List (2014) by The Analytical Scientist. >319 publications; h-index: 62 (WoS); 71 (GoS).

Research interests

Exploring the limits of physical resolution in advanced electron microscopy and understanding the ultimate behavior of materials at the nanoscale and their related properties are the central aims of our research. Main research lines:
1) Single atom recognition and localization in embedded quantum and nanostructures. From the atomic resolution data we obtain in the aberration corrected electron microscopes we create 3D atomic models of the nanosystems studied to get full knowledge on their growth mechanisms.
2) Direct correlation between the structure and elemental composition at the atomic scale and the physical properties at sub-nanometer scale: study of the photonic, plasmonic and phononic properties of the nanomaterials, correlated to simulated theoretical models.
3) Development of in-situ / in-operando experiments in the TEM to understand the physical and chemical phenomena promoting energy mechansims, correlating theoretical models with 

Selected publications

- P. Neuderth, et al., Optical Analysis of Oxygen Self‐Diffusion in Ultrathin CeO2 Layers at Low Temperatures. Advanced Energy Materials8, 1802120 (2018)

-  S. Mukherjee, et al., Growth and Luminescence of Polytypic InP on Epitaxial Graphene. Advanced Functional Materials281705592 (2018)

- S. Vaitiekėnas, et al., Selective-Area-Grown Semiconductor-Superconductor Hybrids: A Basis for Topological Networks. Physical Review Letters121, 147701 (2018)

- J. Liu, et al., Triphenyl phosphite as phosphorous source for the scalable and cost-effective production of transition metal phosphides. Chemistry of Materials30, 1799-1807 (2018)

- Y. Liu, et al., Crystallographically Textured Nanomaterials Produced from the Liquid Phase Sintering of BixSb2-xTe3 Nanocrystal Building Blocks. Nano Letters18, 2557-2563 (2018)

- Y. Zhang, et al., Tin Diselenide Molecular Precursor for Solution‐Processable Thermoelectric Materials. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition57, 17063-17068 (2018)

- M. Friedl, et al., Template-assisted scalable nanowire networks. Nano Letters18, 2666-2671 (2018)

- F. Krizek, et al., Field effect enhancement in buffered quantum nanowire networks. Physical Review Materials2, 093401 (2018)

- S. Mukherjee, et al., Reduction of Thermal Conductivity in Nanowires by Combined Engineering of Crystal Phase and Isotope Disorder. Nano Letters18, 3066-3075 (2018)

- Y. Liu, et al., High Thermoelectric Performance in Crystallographically Textured n type Bi2Te3-xSex Produced from Asymmetric Colloidal Nanocrystals. ACS Nano127174-7184 (2018)

Selected research activities

- 23 Publications in 2018 with a mean IF of 9.5 (16 D1, 22 Q1)
- 7 Keynote Lectures + 1 Invited
- 3 Invited Seminars (ER-C Jülich, Lund Univ., MIT)
- President of the Spanish Microscopy Society
- Elected as Member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) (2019-2026)
- Expert Panel Member for the FWO (Belgium), FNP (Poland) & ANEP