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Research lines:

• Non-linear properties of dielectric and ferroelectric materials. Photorefractive effect and bulk photovoltaic effect.

• Fabrication, characterization, and applications of non-linear optical waveguides.

• Manipulation, trapping, and patterning of micro and nanoparticles.

• Photovoltaic optoelectronic tweezers: development and applications.

• Biological applications of ferroelectric materials.

Relevant research projects:

Optoelectronic tweezers for the manipulation of nanoparticles and biological species on lithium niobate, and their implementation in optofluidic devices (MAT2017-83951-R). Funding from the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades of Spain. Grant: 121,000 €. (01/01/2018 - 30/09/2021). Principal investigators: Mercedes Carrascosa and Angel García Cabañes.

Cell photo-electroporation. (713366-InterTalentum). European Union’s - Marie Curie Action. Grant: 25,000 €. (01/10/2014 - 31/09/2016). Action supervisor: Mercedes Carrascosa. Principal investigator: Alfonso Blázquez Castro.

Manipulation and patterning of micro- and nano-objects on ferroelectric materials by photovoltaic tweezers and applications in bio- and nanotechnology. (MAT2014-57704-C3-1-R). Funding from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain. Grant: 120,000 €. (01/01/2015 - 31/10/2018). Subproject of a coordinated Project (two groups) titled: Developing and optimization of photovoltaic tweezers for manipulation and patterning of micro- and nano-objects. Applications to photonic and biotechnology. Principal investigator and coordinator: Mercedes Carrascosa.

Control and optimization of the bulk photovoltaic effect of micro- and nanoparticles and ferroelectric structures. Photonic and biomedicine Applications. (MAT2011-28379-C03-01). Funding from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain. Grant: 100,000.45 €. (01/01/2012-31/10/2015). Subproject of a coordinated Project (three groups) titled: Control and optimization of the bulk photovoltaic effect of ferroelectric micro- and nanostructures obtained by ion and laser irradiation processing. Applications in photonics and biomedicine. Principal investigator and coordinator: Mercedes Carrascosa.

Waveguide photonic devices using micro- and nano- processing by irradiation Electronic excitation damage of nonlinear optical materials with high-energy heavy-ions: micro- and nano-processing for waveguide photonic devices. (MAT2008-06794-C03-01). Grant: 116,160 €. (01/01/2009 - 30/06/2012). Subproject of a coordinated Project (three groups) titled: Electronic excitation damage of nonlinear optical materials with high-energy heavy-ions: micro- and nano-processing for waveguide photonic devices. Principal investigator and coordinator: Mercedes Carrascosa.

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