Enric Menéndez

   Enric Menéndez DalmauEnric Menéndez Dalmau
Postdoctoral Researcher

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    enric.menendez {at} uab.cat

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+34 935811401

Departament de Física (Facultat de Ciències)
Edifici C (C5/246)
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

Enric's research benefits from national and international formation in Spain, Germany (1 year) and Belgium (6 years). As a result, he has built a strong, broad and applied-oriented background in the cross-fertilization of ion irradiation and nanomagnetism for spintronics. His research track record is based on 51 published articles in peer-review journals (48 appear in Web of Science), a filed patent on a magnetic patterning approach based on local mechanical deformations, 22 invited talks and 19 talks presented in major conferences in the fields of ion beam modification of materials and magnetism. Enric is strongly committed to teaching, to the formation of young scientists and to outreach. He has already supervised 3 PhD Theses and is currently supervising 2 more, as well as several Master Theses. Singular of his track is the expertise he has gained at large scale experimental facilities to explore the properties of materials at the nanoscale with intense beams of neutrons and photons. Specifically, Enric has participated in 25 research projects (13 as principal investigator) at centers such as ESRF (synchrotron, France), BESSY II (synchrotron, Germany), ALBA (synchrotron, Spain), ILL (neutron reactor, France), BERII (neutron reactor, Germany), MLZ (neutron reactor, Germany), NIST Center for Neutron Research (neutron reactor, USA) or ELBE (radiation source, Germany).

Technology results in huge demands of electric energy, requiring changes in the way we understand and use this energy. The search for energy-efficient materials and processes has become central in order to increase industrial competitiveness and meet customer requirements as well as environmental, health and other social expectations. Enric's research project aims to control the magnetic properties of nanoscale materials by means of electric fields for energy-efficient spintronic applications. Spintronic devices are ultimately controlled by electric currents, involving considerable energy losses by Joule effect. The substitution of electric currents by electric fields (i.e., voltage-driven actuation) would significantly decrease the overall power consumption.


(*stands for corresponding author)

  • Unraveling the origin of training in granular Co-CoO exchange bias systems with buried antiferromagnetic constituents  Menéndez*, E.; Silva, L. E. S.; Johann, G.; Sort, J.; Dias, T.  J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 2019, 478, 170–174
  • Lateral magnetically modulated multilayers by combining ion implantation and lithography  Menéndez*, E.; Modarresi, H.; Petermann, C.; Nogués, J.; Domingo, N.; Liu, H.; Kirby, B. J.; Mohd, A. S.; Salhi, Z.; Babcock, E.; Mattauch, S.; Van Haesendonck, C.;Vantomme, A.; Temst, K. Small 2017, 13, 1603465
  • Magnetic properties of single crystalline expanded austenite obtained by plasma nitriding of austenitic stainless steel single crystals  Menéndez*, E.; Templier, C.; Garcia-Ramirez, P.; Santiso, J.; Vantomme, A.; Temst, K.; Nogués, J. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 10118–10126
  • Improving the magnetic properties of Co-CoO systems by designed oxygen implantation profiles  Menéndez*, E.; Demeter, J.; Van Eyken, J.; Jedryka, E.; Wójcik, M.; Nawrocki, P.; Nogués, J.; Lopez-Barbera, J. F.; Vantomme, A.; Temst, K.    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 4320–4327
  • Direct magnetic patterning due to the generation of ferromagnetism by selective ion irradiation of paramagnetic FeAl alloys  Menéndez, E.; Sort, J.; Liedke, M. O.; Fassbender, J.; Gemming, T.; Weber, A.; Heyderman, L. J.; Suriñach, S.; Rao, K. V.; Deevi, S. C.; Baró, M. D.; Nogués, J.    Small 2009, 5, 229–234


(*stands for corresponding author)

  • Large magnetoelectric effects in electrodeposited nanoporous microdisks driven by effective surface charging and magneto-ionics  Navarro-Senent, C.; Fornell, J.; Isarain-Chávez, E.; Quintana, A.; Menéndez, E.; Foerster, M.; Aballe, L.; Weschke, E.; Nogués, J.; Pellicer, E.; Sort, J. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 44897–44905    
  • Morphology-induced spin frustration in granular BiFeO3 thin films: Origin of the magnetic vertical shift  Modarresi, H.; Menéndez*, E.; Lazenka, V. V.; Pavlovic, N.; Bisht, M.; Lorenz, M.; Petermann, C.; Grundmann, M.; Hardy, A.; Van Bael, M. K.; Van Bael, M. J.; Vantomme, A.; Temst, K. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2018, 14, 5555–5556
  • Voltage-controlled ON-OFF ferromagnetism at room temperature in a single metal oxide film  Quintana, A.; Menéndez*, E.; Liedke, M. O.; Butterling, M.; Wagner, A.; Sireus, V.; Torruella, P.; Estradé, S.; Peiró, F.; Dendooven, J.; Detavernier, C.; Murray, P. D.; Gilbert, D. A.; Liu, K.; Pellicer, E.; Nogués, J.; Sort, J. ACS Nano 2018, 12, 10291–10300
  • Tunable magnetism in nanoporous CuNi alloys by reversible voltage-driven element-selective redox processes  Quintana, A.; Menéndez*, E.; Isarain-Chávez, E.; Fornell, J.; Solsona, P.; Fauth, F.; Baró, M. D.; Nogués, J.; Pellicer, E.; Sort, J. Small 2018, 14, 1704396
  • Voltage-induced coercivity reduction in nanoporous alloy films: a boost toward energy-efficient magnetic actuation  Quintana, A.; Zhang, J.; Isarain-Chávez, E.; Menéndez, E.; Cuadrado, R.; Robles, R.; Baró, M. D.; Guerrero, M.; Pané, S.; Nelson, B.; Müller, C.; Ordejón, P.; Nogués, J.; Pellicer, E.; Sort, J.  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1701904   

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  • Quintana, A.; Menéndez, E.; Liedke, M. O.; Sireus, V.; Pellicer, E.; Estradé, S.; Detavernier, C.; Liu, K.; Nogués, J.; Sort, J. Voltage-controlled ON-OFF ferromagnetism in Co3O4  (Invited Talk) International Workshop on Magneto-Electric Actuation, Magneto-ionics and Related Phenomena in High-Surface Area Materials (IW-MAG’18), Gavà (Spain), May 28–30, 2018
  • Sort, J.; Quintana, A.; Navarro-Senent, C.; Fornell, J.; Zhang, J.; Isarain-Chávez, E.; Menéndez, E.; Cuadrado, R.; Robles, R.; Baró, M. D.; Guerrero, M.; Pané, S.; Nelson, B.; Müller, C.; Ordejón, P.; Nogués, J.; Pellicer, E. Voltage-induced coercivity reduction in nanoporous alloy films and patterned structures: a boost towards energy-efficient magnetic actuation (Invited Talk) 2nd IEEE Conference on Advances in Magnetics (IEEE AIM), La Thuile (Italy), February 04–17, 2018
  • Menéndez, E.; Suriñach, S.; Baró, M. D.; Liedke, M. O.; Fassbender, J.; Nogués, J.; Sort, J. Structure, composition and magnetism in FeAl alloys (Invited Talk) Frontiers in Materials Processing Applications, Research and Technology (FiMPART), Bordeaux (France), July 09–12, 2017