Dr Ivan J. Vera-Marun

Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics

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Dr. Ivan J. Vera Marun did his undergraduate degree in Electronics (2002) at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), followed by an MSc on Nanotechnology (2005) and PhD (2010) at the Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente (the Netherlands). He started working on graphene with Prof. Bart van Wees at the The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen. During 2014 he was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow exploring 2D materials beyond graphene with Prof. Barbaros Özyilmaz at the Graphene Research Centre, National University of Singapore.

Since 2015 he joined the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics. Here he serves in the Management Board of the Graphene NOWNANO EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training. He is happy to be working in physics, both research and education, an interest of his since his teen years when he participated in the III Ibero-American Physics Olympiad.

Social responsibility

Outreach Coordinator at the Graphene NOWNANO EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, since September 2015. In this role he co-organises, participates, and manages participation of CDT students in, 10+ outreach and public communication events per year. You are welcome to explore the impact CDT students have on society via the outreach webpage and social media presence.

In 2016 he co-organised the first edition of the Nano Masterclass, now a yearly event, where A-Level students and their teachers experience a full day of lectures, hands-on sessions and lab tours. You are welcome to learn about other social responsibility items under the 'Activities' tab.

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen)

1 Feb 201531 May 2017

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics - graphene, spintronics, thermoelectrics, nanoelectronics, nanomagnetism, spin caloritronics

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2010 - Doctor of Philosophy, Spin-Filter Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, University of Twente (2005 - 2010)
  • 2005 - Master of Science, Nanotechnology, Cum Laude, University of Twente (2003 - 2005)
  • 2002 - Bachelor of Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Universidad Simon Bolivar (1997 - 2002)

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