Clivia Marfa Sotomayor Torres#

Clivia Marfa Sotomayor Torres
Membership Number:5310
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 - present ICREA Research Professor and group leader, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2, Spain
  • 2013 - 2018 Visiting Professor, 20% dedication, School of Engineering Science, Photonics Unit, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
  • 2004 - 2008 Research Professor and Director of the Photonic Nanostructures Group, NMRC/Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2003 - 2004 CNRS Visiting Researcher (6 months) and Guest Professor (another 6 months) at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France
  • 1996 - 2004 C4 Professor of Material Sciences in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1987 - 1996 Tenured Senior Lecturer (from 1994) and tenured Lecturer (1987-1993), Faculty of Engineering, Dept. Electronics and Electrical Engineering & Nanoelectronics, Research Centre, University of Glasgow, UK. Head of the Photonics Nanostructures Group
  • 1984 - 1987 Tenured “New Blood” Lecturer (from 1984), Faculty of Natural Philosophy, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • 1983 - 1984 Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Natural Philosophy, Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK in the group of Prof. R. A. Stradling

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physics, solid state, semiconductors
  • Phonon physics and engineering in low dimensional structures
  • Nanoscale thermal transport in Si phononic crystals and 2D transition metal dichalcolgenides
  • Nanofabrication by nanoimprint lithography, electron beam lithography, dry etching and directed self-assembly
  • Nanophotonics: photonic crystals and quantum dots
  • Optomechanics.
  • Dimensional nanometrology.

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 ERC Advanced Grant (PE7)
  • 2015 Nanoimprint Pioneer Award
  • 2007 ICREA Research Professorship Award
  • 2004 Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator Award
  • 1993 - 1994 Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Office Education Department, Support Research Fellowship. One of eight awards in Scotland, to dedicate 100% of the time for research.
  • 1990 - 1991 Nuffield Foundation. A one-Year Science Research Fellowship. One of seven UK-wide awards in science, to dedicate 100% of the time for research.
  • 1982 - 1983 ZONTA International (USA). Amelia Earhart Fellowship for postgraduate studies at Manchester University. One of 30 world-wide awards in science and engineering, which I used to complete the experiments of my PhD project.
  • 1976 - 1979 World University Service (UK) award for undergraduate studies.

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