Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae


Education/Professional Career

1987:

Degree in  Physics (Material Science) in the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

1991:

Doctor in Physics (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

1991:

Predoctoral student with an FPI (Formation of Researchers) grant from the spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC), Spain.

1992-1993:

Postdoctoral researcher with a grant from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas at the Free University Berlin

1994-1995:

Postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC)

1996-1997:

Postdoctoral researcher at IBM-Zurich

1997-1998:

Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK)

1998-2000:

Assistant Professor at the Engineering School of Almaden (University of Castilla-La Mancha, UCLM) in Almadén, Spain

2000-2003:

Lecturer at the Engineering School of Almaden, UCLM, Spain

since 2003:

Professor of University School (Catedrática de Escuela Universitaria), The University of Castilla-La Mancha

Others

 

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Development of techniques based on Scanning Probe Microscopy such as Ultrasonic Force Microscopy, Ultrasonic Friction Force Microscopy and Heterodyne Force Microscopy, for the characterization of materials properties on the nanometer scale and time-resolved studies with time sensitivity on the order of nanoseconds.

Study of elastic, viscoelastic, adhesive and tribological properties of thin films, surface coatings, and individual nanotructures.

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

Heterodyne Force Microscopy on PMMA/rubber nanocomposites: Nanomapping of Viscoelastic Response at Ultrasonic Frequencies,  M. T. Cuberes, H. Assender, G. A. D. Briggs, and O. Kolosov, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys 33 (2000) 2347-2355.  

Non-linear detection of ultrasonic vibration of Atomic Force Microscopy cantilevers in and out of contact with the sample M. T. Cuberes, G. A. D. Briggs, and O. Kolosov, Nanotechnology 12 (2001) 53-59.

Ultrasonic Force Microscopy on strained Antimony nanoparticles, M. T. Cuberes, B. Stegemann, B. Kaiser and K. Rademann, Ultramicroscopy 107/10-11(2007) 1053-1060

Nanoscale friction and ultrasonics, M. T. Cuberes, Capítulo en el libro “ Fundamentals of Friction and Wear”, ed. E. Gnecco and E. Meyer. Springer (2007) 49-71.

Ultrasonic Machining at the Nanometer scale, M. T. Cuberes , J. of Physics: Conf. Ser. 61 (2007) 219-223.

Mechanical Diode Mode Ultrasonic Friction Force Microscopy , M. T. Cuberes and J. J. Martínez , J. of Physics: Conf. Ser. 61 (2007) 224-228.

Nanoscale ultrasonic in liquid environments, M. T. Cuberes, J. of Physics: Conf. Ser., 100 (2008) 052014.

Energy Dissipation in the Mechanical-Diode Jump of a Nanoscale Contact, J. J. Martínez and M. T. Cuberes, in Nanoscale Tribology—Impact for Materials and Devices, edited by Y. Ando, R. Bennewitz, R.W. Carpick, W.G. Sawyer, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1085E, Warrendale, PA, 2008.  

Nanoscale elastic and tribological properties of polyacrylic acid superabsorbent gels, B. Talavera, J. J. Martínez, F. Santiago, and M. T. Cuberes, in Nanoscale Tribology—Impact for Materials and Devices, edited by Y. Ando, R. Bennewitz, R.W. Carpick, W.G. Sawyer, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1085E, Warrendale, PA, 2008.

Mechanical-diode mode Ultrasonic Friction Force Microscopies, M. T. Cuberes,  book chapter in “Applied Scanning Probe Methods XI”, B. Bhushan, H. Fuchs (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.