Javier Junquera's web page

Departamento CITIMAC
Universidad de Cantabria
Avda. de los Castros s/n
E-39005 Santander (Cantabria)

E-mail:  javier.junquera -- unican es
Phone:  +34-942-20-15-16
Fax:      +34-942-20-14-02

ResearcherID: G-7224-2015
ORCID identification: 0000-0002-9957-8982
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Latest news

February, 1st 2023: The DFT+U is now compatible with the spin-orbit coupling in SIESTA. The paper is available in Computer Physics Communications

December, 12th 2022: A new paper on chirality of polar skyrmions probed by resonant elastic X-Ray scattering, chosen the cover of the issue of Physical Review Letters

December, 5th 2022: Fernando Gomez-Ortiz, Gold medal of the Graduate Student Awards of the Materials Research Society

July, 21st 2022: A paper on Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transitions in ultra-thin PbTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattices has been submitted to the arXiv. Read the full history here

November, 18th 2021: The last paper on the atomic scale crystal field mapping of polar vortices in oxide superlattices published in Nature Communications, selected as Editor's Highligths in the Condensed Matter division. These editors Highlights pages aim to showcase the 50 best papers recently published in an area. Read the full history here , following Physical Science Research and then Condensed Matter

November, 4th 2021: The paper on the deterministic switching of chirality in polar vortices accepted in Science Advances

November, 1st 2021: The paper on the atomic scale crystal field mapping of polar vortices in oxide superlattices, published in Nature Communications. Read the full paper here.

October, 11th 2021: Success of the SIESTA school in East-Africa. We enjoyed the presence of 32 students from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Cameroon. All the information of this school available here.

August, 17th 2021: New paper on order-disorder transitions in a polar vortex lattice submitted to the arXiv. Read full paper here.

September, 28th 2020: Elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society 2020, Division of Materials Physics

Citation: "For seminal contributions to ab initio materials physics of ferroelectric size effects, formation of polar skyrmions, and emergent physical phenomena in them."

The American Physical Society has elected the Society's 2020 Fellows. The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.
Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This year, 163 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science.
To view the complete list of the 2020 APS Fellows and their citations, or to search all APS Fellows to date, visit the APS Fellow Archive here.

February, 12th 2020: Awarded with the XIX Prize Juan María Parés of the Social Council of the University of Cantabria. Read full story here.

January, 17th 2020: Growing a SIESTA Community in Kenya. The first SIESTA school in Kenya took place in Kakamega. Read full story here.

October, 12th 2019: The interview done by Physics World after the invited talk at the 20th Trend in Nanotechnology Conference, already available as a podcast. Read and listen the full story here

October, 7th 2019: The paper in Investigación y Ciencia (Spanish version of Scientific American) on Negative Capacitance has been published and available in this link

September, 20th 2019: The SIESTA paper accumulates over 10 000 citations according to Google Scholar, becoming the sixth more cited paper over all scientific fields in the history of Spain.

September, 12th 2019: A tale of success: The experience of Kenyan student James Sifuna at the University of Cantabria, highlighted in the African Physics Newsletters. Read full story here.

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Javier Junquera's public web page --- Updated January 2020.