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  1. Title: Nanoscale thermal transport: Radiation, conduction, and thermoelectric cooling (NANOHEAT).
    Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (contract FIS2017-84057-P).
    Duration: January 2018 - December 2020.
    Principal investigator: Juan Carlos Cuevas.

  2. Title: Charge and heat transport in atomic, molecular and protein-based junctions.
    Funding agency: Maria de Maeztu Programme for Units of Excellence in R and D (IFIMAC).
    Duration: January 2017 - June 2019.
    Principal investigators: Nicolas Agrait, Ruben Perez, and Juan Carlos Cuevas.

  3. Expired

  4. Title: Radiative heat transfer in nanostructures (RHNANO).
    Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (contract FIS2014-53488-P).
    Duration: January 2015 - December 2017.
    Principal investigator: Juan Carlos Cuevas.

  5. Title: Photonic Advanced Materials (PHAMA_2.0-CM).
    Funding agency: Comunidad de Madrid (contract S2013/MIT-2740).
    Duration: October 2014 - September 2018.
    Coordinator of the consortium: Cefe López (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC).
    Principal investigator at UAM: Juan Carlos Cuevas.

    Description: The orientation of the project is towards the synthesis of elementary components and their assembling into light managing devices. The far-reaching goal contemplates a landscape where light is generated, transported and detected by complex media comprising structures as heterogeneous in nature and as diverse in size or morphology as molecules, particles and lithographic structures that exert a full control over light that leads to a platform serving current societal demands for information and communications technologies as well as healthand energy-related needs.

    The concrete objectives revolve around five longitudinal threads that incise in different degrees on the three essential areas of management of light, namely, generation, propagation and capture.

    The threads that arrange into three streams comprise a) the synthesis of molecules, molecular frameworks and quantum and micrometric size particles, b) the organization and assembly into higher rank structures of varied character (e.g. nonlinear, ferro- or magnetoplasmonic etc.) capable to serve both for the control and the generation of photons and c) the engineering of smart interfaces to perform the essential technological demand to have an electrically exerted control over the photonic functions: what we like to call cute electrodes. While the goals are profoundly basic in that they pursue the deepening of knowledge and the understanding of optical phenomena at various levels of organization, they also tend towards the application and even seek the realization of actual devices, proofs of principle or, at least, device components.

  6. Title: Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy in molecular spintronic devices.
    Funding agency: Banco Santander .
    Duration: July 2015 - December 2016.
    Principal investigator: Juan Carlos Cuevas.

  7. Title: Theoretical description of wave propagation in magneto-plasmonic nanostructures.
    Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (contract FIS2011-28851-C02-01).
    Duration: January 2012 - December 2014.
    Principal investigator: Juan Carlos Cuevas.

    Description: The main objective of this project is to investigate theoretically the optical properties of metallic nanostructures with both plasmonic and magneto-optical (MO) activity. The major technical goal is the generalization of the scattering matrix approach to describe the magneto-optical effects in nanostructured magneto-plasmonic systems. This method will then be applied to address three basic challenges in the field of magneto-optics:

    1. The interplay between the extraordinary optical transmission and the MO effects in metallic films with MO activity and perforated with periodical arrays of sub-wavelength holes.

    2. The design and optimization of novel surface plasmon resonance biosensors based on the transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect in magnet-plasmonic nanostructures.

    3. Analysis of the magneto-optical properties of hybrid systems formed by two-dimensional photonic crystals fabricated by means of self-assembly of colloidal particles which are deposited on multilayer metallic structures with MO activity.

  8. Title: Quantum transport in hybrid nanostructures: Effects related to superconductivity, magnetism and interactions.
    Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (contract FIS2008-04209).
    Duration: December 2008 - December 2011 (extended to December 2012).
    Principal investigator: Alfredo Levy Yeyati.

    Description: The general aim of the present project is the theoretical study of different phenomena associated with electronic transport in devices which combine different materials at the nanoscale. The project is divided into three main lines of research:

    1. Electronic transport in atomic and molecular size systems. Main objectives within this line are: ab-initio description of transport through single molecules and study of electron correlation effects.

    2. Non-equilibrium phenomena in nanostructures with superconducting electrodes. Objectives: study of ac driven transport, noise properties and non-local transport in multiterminal structures.

    3. Hybrid nanostructures including ferromagnetic and novel materials. Objectives: consequences of induced triplet superconductivity and proximity effect in graphene and other carbon based nanostructures.

  9. Title: Bio-inspired Approaches for Molecular Electronics (BIMORE).
    Funding agency: Marie Curie Network funded by the European Union under the 6th Framework Programme, Grant No. MRTN-CT-2006-035859.
    Duration: November 2006 - May 2011.
    Principal investigator (in Spain): Juan Carlos Cuevas.

    Description: The BIMORE network focuses on research and development of novel nanoscale molecular opto-electronic devices for information technology. It will exploit information gained from biological processes such as photosynthetic charge and energy transfer and macromolecular integration. Using a broad range of expertise, this knowledge will be transferred from the biological domain to device technology. The goal is to develop highly efficient nanoscale optoelectronic components like, low-dimensional organic semiconductors and electro-optical switches and amplifiers. The systems will be optimized using a broad range of experimental and theoretical techniques including spectroscopy with cutting edge temporal and spatial resolution and highly sensitive electrical and electro-optical characterization. The functioning of the systems will be investigated in nanoscale devices as well as in single molecular structures.

  10. Title: Electronic transport in nanostructures: magnetism, superconductivity and atomic and molecular-sized circuits.
    Funding agency: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (contract FIS2005-06255).
    Duration: December 2005 - December 2008.
    Principal investigator: Alfredo Levy Yeyati.