Personnel of the ICMAB

Name:Fontcuberta Griñó, Josep
Date of assignement:1991
Date and place of birth:1953, Caldes de Montbui , Catalonia, Spain

University degrees:
Degree on Physics. Universitat Barcelona 1977
Doctorat, universitat i any:
PhD Physics. Universitat de Barcelona. 03-12-1981
Magnetic , Ferroelectric and Superconducting Oxides
Most significative academic merits:
Editor of Solid State Communications, Scientific Journal (Elsevier)
Sociedad Española de Electrocerámica: Epsilon de Oro 2001
H Factor:36

Researcher Id:

Most significatives scientific articles:
Magnetization Reversal by Electric-Field Decoupling of Magnetic and Ferroelectric Domains Walls in Multiferroic-Based Heterostructures
Authors:V. Skumryev, V. Laukhin, I. Fina, X. Martí, F. Sánchez, M. Gospodinov, J. Fontcuberta
Reference:Physical Review Letters, 106, 057206 (2011)

Tunel Junction with multiferroic barriers
Authors:M. Gajek, M. Bibes, S. Fusil, K. Bouzehouane, J. Fontcuberta, A. Barthélémy and A. Fert
Reference:Nature Materials, 6, 296 (2007)

Electric-field control of exchange bias in multiferroic epitaxial heterostructures
Authors:V. Laukhin, V. Skumryev, X. Martí, D. Hrabovsky, F. Sánchez,
Reference:Physical Review Lett. 97, 227201 (2006)

NiFe2O4: A versatile spinel magterial brings new opportunities for Spintronics.
Authors:U. Lüders, A. Barthelemy, M. Bibes, K. Bouzehouane, S. Fusil, E. Jacquet, J.P. Contour, J.-F- Bobo, J. Fontcuberta and A. Fert.
Reference:Adv. Mater. 18, 1733-1736 (2006)

The colossal magnetoresistance of ferromagnetic manganites : structural tuning and mechanisms
Authors:J.Fontcuberta , B.Martí­nez , A.Seffar , J.L.Garcí­a-Muñoz , S.Piñol , X.Obradors
Reference:Phys. Rev. Lett , 76, 1122 (1996)

Last update: 2013-12-20 11:40:02

Research Fields:

All along my scientific carrier I have been mostly interested on functional oxides. These strongly correlated electronic systems displays some fascinating properties such as ferroic (i.e. magnetic, ferroelectric), electric, optic, etc, that have motivated my research and that of the group I leading. I’m a material’s scientist and I have devoted much effort to the preparation and epitaxial growth of complex oxides and heterostructures and to the study of the relationship between structure, microstructure and functional properties. Nowadays, my research activity is focused on materials and devices for magnetoelectronics. I’m persuaded that oxides may play a very important role in advanced high-tech devices and thus, in all projects I am involved I have been pushing for the development of either new applications or new-concept devices aiming to exploit functional properties of oxides. I have co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers and directed 15 PhD Thesis works. I have delivered around 100 Invited Talks at Workshops and Conferences. I’m co-author of several patents and I have participated in some U.E. scientific projects (STREPS, Networks, Marie-Curie Training site, etc) and NATO grants. At the present, I’m coordinating several projects either financed by national or international institutions. I’m also participating in STREP, NoE and ESF projects related to advanced thin film technologies of magnetic and multiferroic oxides.

Contact Data:

+ 34 935 801 853
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P.O. Box:
+ 34 935 805 729
fontcuberta (at)
Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra

Catalunya, Espanya