Dr. Aurelio García Valenzuela

Dr. Aurelio García Valenzuela has graduated as Technical Engineer in Industrial Design (2010) and also as Materials Engineer from the University of Seville (2012). In 2013 he completed the Master in Science and Technology of new Materials at the University of Seville.  After that, he joined the R&D company Abengoa Research in the frame of a European Research Project (Prometheus FP7 program). In 2014 he starts his PhD in the research group of Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films of the Institute of Materials of Seville granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. In 2019 he defended is Thesis entitled “Nanostructural control in porous thin films and multilayers by PVD: synthesis and applications”. His research has been focused on the control of fabrication conditions and characterization of functional nanostructures for advanced applications such as optical, photonic and electronic.


Relevant Publications

  1. Positron annihilation analysis of nanopores and growth mechanism of oblique angle evaporated TiO2 and SiO2 thin films and multilayers, García-Valenzuela, A.; Butterling, M. ; Liedke, M.O.; Hirschmann, E. ; Trinh, T.T. ; Attallah, A.G. ; Wagner, A. ; Alvarez, R. ; Gil-Rostra, J. ; Rico, V.; Palmero, A, ; González-Elipe, A.R.. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2020), 295, 109968-109976
  2. A 4-view imaging to reveal microstructural differences in obliquely sputter-deposited tungsten films El Beainou, El R.; Garcia-Valenzuela, A.; Raschetti, M.; Cote, J-M; Alvarez, R. ; Palmero, A. Potin, V.; Martin, N. Materials Letters(2020), 264, 127381
  3. 2D compositional self-patterning in magnetron sputtered thin films, García-Valenzuela, A. ; Alvarez, R. ; Rico, V. ; Espinos, J.P. ; López-Santos, M.C, ; Solís, J. ; Siegel, J. ; del Campo, A. ; Palmero, A. ; González-Elipe, A.R. Applied Surface Science(2019), 480, 115-121.
  4. Antibacterial nanostructured Ti coatings by magnetron sputtering: From laboratory scales to industrial reactors Alvarez, R.; Muñoz-Piña,S.; González,M.U.; Izquierdo-Barba,I. ; Fernández-Martínez, I. ; Rico, V. ; Arcos,D. ; García-Valenzuela,A. ; Palmero,A. ; Vallet-Regi,M.; González-Elipe, A.R. ; García-Martín, J.M. Nanomaterials (2019)9-9, pp.1217-1226.
  5. Environmentally Tight TiO2 –SiO2 Porous 1D-Photonic Structures, García‐Valenzuela, A.; López‐Santos, C.; Rico, C.; Alvarez, R. ; Palmero, A. ; González‐Elipe, A.R. Advanced Materials Interfaces (2019). 6-4.
  6. Growth of nanocolumnar thin films on patterned substrates at oblique angles, Garcia-Valenzuela, A.; Muñoz‐Piña, S.; Alcala, G. ; Alvarez, R. ; Lacroix, B.; Santos, A.J. ; Cuevas‐Maraver, J.; Rico, V.; Gago, R.; Vazquez, L.; Cotrino, J. ; Gonzalez‐Elipe, A.R. ; Palmero, A. Plasma Processes and Polymers (2019). 16-2.
  7. Kinetic energy-induced growth regimes of nanocolumnar Ti thin films deposited by evaporation and magnetron sputtering, Alvarez, R.; Garcia-Valenzuela, A.; Rico, V.; Garcia-Martin, J. M. ; Cotrino, J.; Gonzalez-Elipe, A. R.; Palmero, A. Nanotechnology (2019), 30-47
  8. Structural control in porous/compact multilayer systems grown by magnetron sputtering Garcia-Valenzuela, A.; Lopez-Santos, C.; Alvarez, R.; Rico, V.; Cotrino, J.; Gonzalez-Elipe, A.R.; Palmero, A Nanotechnology (2017), 28-46
  9. High-Rate Deposition of Stoichiometric Compounds by Reactive Magnetron Sputtering at Oblique Angles, Alvarez, R.; Garcia‐Valenzuela, A.; Lopez‐Santos, C.; Ferrer, F.J. ; Rico, V; Guillen, E. ; Alcon‐Camas, M.; Escobar‐Galindo, R.; Gonzalez‐Elipe, A.R.; Palmero, A. Plasma Processes and Polymers (2016), 13-10, pp.960-964
  10. Nanocolumnar association and domain formation in porous thin films grown by evaporation at oblique angles, Lopez-Santos, C.; Álvarez, R.; García-Valenzuela, A.; Rico, V. ; Loeffler, M. ; González-Elipe, A. R. ; Palmero, A. Nanotechnology (2016). 27-39, pp.395702-395711.