Fernando Vereda Moratilla

Fernando Vereda Moratilla obtained his PhD in 2003 from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tufts University (Massachusetts, USA.) His dissertation focused on a new method for the deposition of thin films of a Li-ion electrolyte. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 1996 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has been working since 2005 at the Department of Applied Physics of the University of Granada, where he is an Associate Professor since 2016.

He has taught several courses in different undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. Currently he teaches classes in the Building, Physics and Biotechnology Degree Programmes. In the Degree in Building, he has taught “Physics II: Physics Foundations for Building Facilities” since 2010/11. He has been involved with the Biophysics class, in the Degree in Physics, since 2008/09. Currently he teaches “Electronic Microscopy and Characterization Techniques” in the Master of Physics: Radiation, Nanotechnology, Particles and Astrophysics. He has also taught courses in the Degree in Architecture and Telecommunications Engineering. He taught the class “Attaining a Sustainable Solar Economy” for two semesters at Tufts University.

His research is mainly experimental and is focused on the study of colloidal magnetic systems. His main contributions are related to the synthesis of magnetic particles, particularly of particle of iron oxide (magnetite and maghemite) and to the characterization of novel magnetorheological fluids prepared with those particles. It is worth emphasizing the use of magnetic field-directed assembly processes in the synthesis of fibers or rod-like particles, and the study of parameters such as particle shape or surface morphology in the properties of magnetic fluids, on which his current research continues to be based.