José F Fernández
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio - CSIC, Spain
José F Fernández is Professor at the Electroceramics Department of the Institute of Ceramics and Glass, CSIC, Madrid, Spain. He is the Leader of the Smart System Group (CSS). He has extensive experience in the ceramic processing of functional ceramics whose properties are based on complex micro and nanostructures. Research activities have been crystallized in the development of several concepts in functional ceramics and nanotechnology such as surface modification of ceramic particles; Grain boundary engineering in semiconductor ceramics; Sintering of lead-free piezoceramics; Confocal Raman Microscopy of Ceramics; Proximity effects at the nanoscale; Dry nanodispersion of metal oxides; Functionalization of traditional ceramics through nanotechnology; and unusual properties in nanostructured ceramics. His interests are focused on the development of advanced ceramics to integrate in smart systems, involving actions of transfer of knowledge towards the industrial sector.