News articles

New Professor and New Research Group at IAP

We welcome Professor Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco Chicon, head of the new research group "Physics of Three-dimensional Nanomaterials".

Professor Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco Chicon

© Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco Chicon

Professor Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco Chicon

Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco Chicon is University Professor at IAP since Oct 1st, 2023.

Amalio was born in Zaragoza (Spain). He studied physics at the University of Zaragoza, where he also obtained his doctorate (summa cum laude) in 2009 with a dissertation on "Electrical conduction and magnetic properties of nanoconstrictions and nanowires created by focused electron/ion beam and of Fe₃O₄ thin films, opens an external URL in a new window". After his PhD, he spent a total of 12 years in the UK, at three universities (Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and University of Glasgow), where he had several roles including postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellow, EPSRC Early Career Fellow, Winton Fellow, and Associate Professor. He comes to Vienna after spending the last two years as Group Leader at CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. Among his international distinctions, in 2021 he was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant “3DNANOMAG, opens an external URL in a new window”, dedicated to the investigation of new 3D spintronic circuits, a project that he is bringing now to TU Wien.

Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco is now the head of the newly-created Research Unit of Physics of three-dimensional Nanomaterials. Here, by combining advanced nanofabrication and characterisation techniques, he will investigate new types of 3D nanoscale advanced materials for future "green" computer technologies.