Begoña
Abad Mayor

Begoña joined Kapteyn-Murnane group as a Research Associate in September 2016. She obtained her BSc degree in Physics and MSc Degree in Applied Physics with major orientation in nanomaterials in 2011 from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). She joined the Thermoelectric Materials group at Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid belonging to Spanish National Research Council (IMM-CNM, CSIC, Spain) in January 2011. During her Ph.D. thesis work, she designed and implemented an experimental setup based on the photoacoustic effect to characterize thermal transport of diverse materials: bulk materials, thin films, porous structures and nanowires. She also performed synthesis and characterization of morphological, structural and thermoelectric properties of films grown by electrodeposition as well as characterization of thermoelectric properties of different materials such as semiconductor polymers. She finally obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Her research topic is currently focused on probing heat transport and acoustic dynamics in nanostructured materials by employing tabletop coherent EUV light sources.