Universidad Autonoma De Madrid

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, ES-28049 Madrid, Spain

Contact  info
Tel: +34 91 497 5000
Web: www.uam.es

Contact person for housing, travel, etc. 
Oficina de acogida
Pabellón B C/ Freud, 7. 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 497 6906/6907/3699
Fax: +34 91 497 3698
Email: acogida.internacional (at) uam.es

Useful Links
Computations in Atomic and Molecular Physics of Unbound Systems research group – http://web.uam.es/departamentos/ciencias/quimica/spline/index.html

About the Institution
The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a modern university that has been classed among the 200 best Universities in the world. The UAM graduates have a high rate of placement in the job market and its Centre for Entrepreneurial Initiatives CIADE-UAM has supported the creation of more than 170 companies. It has international exchange agreements with some of the best universities in the world, with over 1,000 student exchange visits per year, through the Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programs and its own mobility programs in collaboration with other Institutions and Foundations. It also has privileged relations with a good number of Latin American universities. It holds a great number of cultural activities, has numerous sports facilities, and supports university-organized concerts. The UAM is very active in scientific research and has been officially recognized as a Campus of International Excellence. Besides the University departments, among them the Department of Chemistry, the UAM includes also Research Institutes (in Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, Theoretical Physics, Food technology, and Nanoscience), some of them owned by the university and others in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and research Foundations.

About the Groupleader

Prof. Dr. Fernando Martin
Web: http://web.uam.es/departamentos/ciencias/quimica/fernando
Email: fernando.martin (at) uam.es
Tel: +34 91 497 4019

Fernando Martín is the PI of the research group “Computations in Atomic and Molecular Physics of Unbound Systems” (CAMPUS) at the Chemistry Department of UAM. The research activity of the group focuses on the theoretical study of the dynamics of quantum systems; from the smallest, such as in the interaction of atoms or small molecules with ultrashort laser pulses, to medium-sized systems, such as fullerenes, or extended systems, as in the interaction of molecules with metallic surfaces. The aim is to produce theoretical predictions and interpretations that can lead to a better understanding of these systems, following closely the experimental findings, as well as to propose new experimental situations. For that, state-of-the-art theoretical tools are used, both home-made and standard: from full-dimensional grid calculations for the hydrogen molecular ion to density functional theory for fullerenes on metallic surfaces.

Brief CV
Graduate in Chemistry. (Quantum Chemistry). Univ. Autónoma de Madrid. June, 1984.
Graduate in Physics. (Theoretical Physics). Univ. Autónoma de Madrid. June, 1986.
PhD in Chemistry. (Quantum Chemistry). Univ. Autónoma de Madrid. Dec., 1986.
Positions held
Predoctoral Research Fellow, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 1985/87.
Teaching Assistant, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 1987/89.
Maître de Conférences Associé. Univ. de Paris VI (France). 1989/91.
Assistant Professor, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 1991/93.
Full Professor, Univ. de Metz (France). 1998.
Associate Professor, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 1993/2005
Full Professor, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 2005/present.
Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura. Univ. Autónoma de Madrid. 1985
Premio Nacional de Terminación de Estudios. Spain, 1985
PhD award. Univ. Autónoma de Madrid. 1987
Prize “Rey Juan Carlos I” for young scientists. Spain, 1999.
Prize of the Real Sociedad Española de Química. Spain, 2010.

Research activities
Fields: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Laser-atom and laser-molecule interactions, Unbound states, Surfaces and Solids, Metal clusters and fullerenes, Dynamical processes.
Long term scientific stays: 6 months in the Université de Bordeaux (1988), 24 months in the Institut Curie, Paris (1989-1991) and 16 months in the University of Chicago (1995-1996).
Master thesis: 11
PhD thesis: 9
Invited lectures at international conferences: 70
Publications in refereed journals: 250

Ten most relevant publications (in the last 5 years)
1. W. Vanroose, F. Martín, T. N. Rescigno and C. W. McCurdy “Complete photo-induced breakup of the H2 molecule as a probe of molecular electron correlation” Science 310 1787 (2005)

2. A. Palacios, H. Bachau and F. Martín “Enhancement and control of H2 dissociative ionization by femtosecond XUV laser pulses” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 143001 (2006)

3. F. Martín, J. Fernández, T. Havermeier, L. Foucar, Th. Weber, K. Kreidi, M. Schöffler, L. Schmidt, T. Jahnke, O. Jagutzki, A. Czasch, E.P. Benis, T. Osipov, A. L. Landers, A. Belkacem, M. H. Prior, H. Schmidt-Böcking, C. L. Cocke, and R. Dörner “Single photon induced symmetry breaking of H2 dissociation” Science 315 629 (2007)

4. J. Fernández, O. Fojón, A. Palacios and F. Martín “Interferences from fast electron emission in molecular photoionization” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 043005 (2007)

5. D. A. Horner, S. Miyabe, T. N. Rescigno, C. W. McCurdy, F. Morales and F. Martín “Classical two-slit interference effects in photo-double ionization of molecular hydrogen at high energies”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 183002 (2008)

6. C. Díaz, P. Rivière, and F. Martín “Molecular Effects in H2 Scattering from Metal Surfaces at Grazing Incidence” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 013201 (2009)

7. T-C. Tseng, C. Urban, Y. Wang, R. Otero, S. L. Tait, M. Alcamí, D. Ecija, M. Trelka, J. M. Gallego, N. Lin, M. Konuma, U. Starke, A. Nefedov, C. Wöll, M. A. Herranz, F. Martín, N. Martín, K. Kern, and R. Miranda “Charge transfer-induced structural rearrangements at both sides of organic/metal interfaces” Nature Chemistry 2 374 (2010)

8. G. Sansone, F. Kelkensberg, J. F. Pérez-Torres, F. Morales, M. F. Kling, W. Siu, O. Ghafur, P. Johnsson, M. Swoboda, E. Benedetti, F. Ferrari, F. Lépine, J. L. Sanz-Vicario, S. Zherebtsov, I. Znakovskaya, A. L’Huillier, M. Yu. Ivanov, M. Nisoli, F. Martín, and M. J. J. Vrakking “Electron localization following attosecond molecular photoionization” Nature 465 763 (2010)

9. D. Dowek, J. F. Pérez-Torres, Y. J. Picard, P. Billaud, C. Elkharrat, J. C. Houver, J. L. Sanz-Vicario, and F. Martín “Circular dichroism in resonant photoionization of H2 : a probe of delayed electron emission” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 233003 (2010)

10. S. E. Canton, E. Plésiat, J. D. Bozek. B. S. Rude, P. Decleva and F. Martín, “Direct observation of Young’s double-slit interferences in vibrationally resolved photoionization of diatomic molecules”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108 7302 (2011)