Jose A. Garrido

Jose A. Garrido

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Jose A. Garrido is an ICREA Research Professor at the Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology-ICN2 in Barcelona, and head of the Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices group. He received a Master and PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a postdoc at the Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universität München, where he obtained his habilitation in experimental physics in 2010. From 2011 to 2015, Jose A. Garrido held a lecturer (privatdozent) position at the department of physics of the Technische Universität München. In September 2015, Jose A. Garrido joined ICN2 as ICREA Professor, where he is also serving as Vicedirector. In Dec 2019, Jose A Garrido founded INBRAIN Neuroelectronics, a spin-off of ICN2 and ICREA that develops medical solutions based on innovative graphene technologies; he is Chief Scientific Officer at INBRAIN.

Research interests

Jose A. Garrido leads the Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices group at ICN2. The activities of the team focus on technology and material science of novel electronic materials, with a strong emphasis on graphene and other 2D materials. In addition, the team works towards the development of technological applications of these materials in electronics, neural interfaces and bioelectronics. The activities cut across different scientific aspects, from fundamentals (physics of devices and semiconductors) to materials (growth of graphene and 2D materials, surface functionalization, advanced characterization), through devices (fabrication technology, nanofabrication), and to applications (neural implants and biomedical technologies, biosensors, energy storage, etc).

Selected publications

- Bonaccini Calia A et al. 2022, 'Full-bandwidth electrophysiology of seizures and epileptiform activity enabled by flexible graphene microtransistor depth neural probes', Nature Nanotechnology, 17(3):301-309.

- Wykes RC, Masvidal-Codina E, Guimerà-Brunet A & Garrido JA 2022, 'The advantages of mapping slow brain potentials using DC-coupled graphene micro-transistors: Clinical and translational applications', Clinical And Translational Medicine, 12, 7, e968.

- de la Cruz J, Nguyen D, Illa X, Bousquet J, Perez-Marin AP, del Corro E, Picaud S, Garrido JA, Hebert C 2022, 'Single and Multisite Graphene-Based Electroretinography Recording Electrodes: A Benchmarking Study', Advanced Materials Technologies, 2101181.

- Arrighi A, del Corro E, Navarro Urrios D, Vasile Costache M, Francisco Sierra JF, Watanabe K, Taniguchi T, Garrido JAValenzuela SOSotomayor Torres CM & Sledzinska M 2022, 'Heat dissipation in few-layer MoS2 and MoS2/hBN heterostructure', 2d Materials, 9, 1, 015005.

Selected research activities

Coordinator, EU project BrainCom, FET proactive 

Coordinator, iVISION, La Caixa Health Research

Coordinator, EU project MINIGRAPH, EIC Pathfinder Challenges