Prof. Tiberio A. Ezquerra

Soft and Polymeric Matter Group

Macromolecular Physics Department

Address: Serrano 121 28006
Madrid España

Tlfn: 915616800 ext 942402
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  • Short C.V.

Tiberio Ezquerra was born in Zaragoza (Spain) where he obtained his first degree in Physics in 1982. He was doctoral fellow at the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM) CSIC, Madrid (Spain) where he got his Dr. degree in 1986. Later he moved to the Max-Planck Institut für Polymerforschung in Mainz (Germany) where he spent two years. Since 1988 he belongs to the scientific staff of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia as tenure scientist and in April 2009 he was promoted to Research Professor (Full Professor). From 1996 to 2009 he served as head of the Macromolecular Physics department: From September 2009 to October 2021 he has been Deputy Director.Since October 2021 he is the Director of the IEM. He has been co-founder of the Soft and Polymeric Matter Group

He has been visiting scientist at the Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie of the University of Hamburg (Germany) and at the Department Material Science and Engineering of the University of Utah (USA).

  • International committees

2001-2003 Member of college 9: "Soft Condensed Matter" of the Institute Laue-Langevin ILL, (Grenoble, France).

2003-2005 Member of the committee “Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Materials of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ((ESRF), (Grenoble France).

2006-2009 Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the French Synchrotron SOLEIL (Paris, France).

2008-2010 Member of the X-Ray -Soft Condensed Matter / Scattering panel of the German Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany.

2009-2013 Member of the Scientific Council (SC) of the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France.

2014-2016 Member of the PRP 6 panel"Soft materials-Surfaces and Interfaces"German Synchrotron PETRA III- (DESY), Hamburg, Germany.

2018- Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Spanish Synchrotron ALBA - (ALBA), Barcelona, Spain.

  • Scientific Activity

Physical basis of Soft and Polymer Nanotechnology

Structure and dynamics of macromolecular systems.

Electrical properties of polymers and composite materials.

Application of dielectric methods, synchrotron radiation and neutron beams to the study of dynamic processes in real time.

Application of dielectric methods, synchrotron radiation and neutron beams to the study of dynamic processes in real time.

Inter and intra molecular dynamics in Poly(trimethylene 2,5-furanoate) as revealed by Infrared and Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopies
Galvez O, Toledano O, Hermoso FJ, Linares A, Sanz M, Rebollar E, Nogales A, Garcia-Gutierrez MC, Santoro G, Irska I, Paszkiewicz S, Szymczyk A, Ezquerra TA
Polymer 2023, 268, 125699


Probing structure development in Poly(vinylidene Fluoride) during operando 3-D printing by Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering Polymer
Ezquerra TA, Nogales A, Garcia-Gutierrez MC, Rebollar E, Galvez O, Sics I Malfois M
Polymer 2022, 249, 124827 (2021)


Photoinduced Resist-free Imprinting (PRI) in Fullerene Thin Films as Revealed by Grazing Incidence Small-angle X-ray Scattering
Gutiérrez-Fernández E, Rodríguez-Rodríguez, García-Gutiérrez MC, Nogales A, Rebollar E, Solano E, Ezquerra TA
Applied Surface Science 2021, 548, 149254 (2021)


Crystallization as Studied by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy
Tiberio.A. Ezquerra, Aurora Nogales (Eds.)
Advances in Dielectrics, Series Editor: Friedrich Kremer (2020)

Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-56185-7 (2020)

Crystal growth rates in supercooled atomic liquid mixtures
Schottelius A, Mambretti F, Kalinin A, Beyersdorff B, Rothkirch A, Goy C, Muller J, Petridis N, Ritzer M, Trinter F, Fernandez JM, Ezquerra TA, Galli DE, Grisenti RE
Nature Materials (2020)


Structure Development in Polymers during Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF): An in-situ Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering Study using Synchrotron Radiation
Nogales A, Gutierrez-Fernandez E, Garcia Gutierrez MC, Ezquerra TA, Rebollar E, Sics I, Malfois M, Gaidukovs S, Gecis E, Celms K, Bakradze G
Macromolecules 2019, 52(24) pp9715-9723


Resonant Soft X-ray Scattering Unravels the Hierarchical Morphology of Nanostructured Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Thin Films
Rodriguez-Rodriguez A, Garcia-Gutierrez MC, Ezquerra TA, Brady MA, Wang C, Rebollar E
Physical Review Materials 2, 066003 (2018)3981


Quantitative Nanomechanical Properties Of Multilayer Films Made Of Polysaccharides Through Spray Assisted Layer-By-Layer Assembly
Criado M, Rebollar E, Nogales A, Ezquerra TA, Boulmedais F, Mijangos C, Hernandez R
Biomacromolecules 2017, 18 (1), 169


On the laser induced periodic surface structures of P3HT and of its photovoltaic blend with PC71BM
Cui J, Rodriguez-Rodriguez A, Hernandez M, Garcia-Gutierrez MC, Nogales A, Castillejo M, Mosegui-Gonzalez D, Mueller-Buschbaum P, Ezquerra TA, Rebollar E
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8(46), 31894


In Situ Monitoring of Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures Formation on Polymer Films by Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering
Rebollar E, Rueda DR, Martín-Fabiani I, Rodríguez-Rodríguez A, García-Gutiérrez MC, Portale G, Castillejo M, Ezquerra TA
Langmuir 2015 31 (13), pp 3973-3981


Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures on Conjugated Polymers: Poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Rebollar E, Soccio M, Ezquerra TA, Rueda DR, García-Ramos JV, Castillejo M, García-Gutiérrez
Macromolecules 2015, 48 (12), pp 4024-4031


Deswelling Of Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide) Derived Hydrogels And Their Nanocomposites With Iron Oxide Nanoparticles As Revealed By X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
Hernández R, Criado M, Nogales A, Sprung M, Mijangos C, Ezquerra TA
Macromolecules 2015 48(2), 393-399


Quantitative Mapping of Mechanical Properties in Polylactic Acid/Natural Rubber/Organoclay Bionanocomposites as Revealed by Nanoindentation with Atomic Force Microscopy
Martínez-Tong DE, Najar AS, Soccio M, Nogales A , Bitinis N, López-Manchado MA, Ezquerra TA
Composites Sciences and Technology 2014, 104(19) 34-39


On the Assessment by Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering of Replica Quality in Polymer Gratings Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography
Soccio M, Alayo N, Martin-Fabiani I, Rueda DR, García-Gutiérrez MC, Rebollar E, Martinez-Tong DE, Pérez-Murano F, Ezquerra TA
Journal of Applied Crystallography 2014, 47(2), 613-618


Nanostructuring thin polymer films with optical near fields
Martín-Fabiani I, Siegel J, Riedel S, Boneberg J, Ezquerra TA, Nogales A
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5(21), 11402-11408


Understanding crystallization features of P(VDF-TrFE) copolymers under confinement to optimize ferroelectricity in nanostructures
García-Gutiérrez MC, Linares A, Martín-Fabiani I, Hernández JJ, Soccio M, Rueda DR, Ezquerra TA, Reynolds M
2013, 5(13), 6006-6012


Improving information density in ferroelectric polymer films by using nanoimprinted gratings
Martínez-Tong DE, Soccio M, García-Gutiérrez MC, Nogales A, Rueda DR, Alayo N, Pérez-Murano F, Ezquerra TA
Applied Physics Letters 102(19) pp 191601 (2013)


Grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering of soft and hard nanofabricated gratings
< Rueda DR, Martín-Fabiani I, Soccio M, Alayo N, Pérez-Murano F, Rebollar E, García-Gutiérrez MC, Castillejo M, Ezquerra TA
J. of Applied Crystallography 45(5), pp 1038-1045 (2012)


Gold coatings on polymer laser induced periodic surface structures: assessment as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering
Rebollar E, Sanz M, Pérez S, Hernández M, Martín-Fabiani I, Rueda DR, Ezquerra TA, Domingo C, Castillejo M
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14(45), 15699-15705, (2012)


Detection of early stage precursor during formation of plastic crystal ethanol from the supercooled liquid state: A simultaneous dielectric spectroscopy with neutron diffraction study. Sanz A, Nogales A, Puente-Orench I, Jimenez-Ruiz M, Ezquerra TA,
Physical Review Letters
107, 025502 (2011). Abstract.

Confinement-Induced One-Dimensional Ferroelectric Polymer Arrays. Mari-Cruz García-Gutiérrez, Amelia Linares, Jaime J. Hernández, Daniel R. Rueda, Tiberio A. Ezquerra, Pedro Poza and Richard J. Davies.
10(4), 1472–1476 (2010). Abstract.

Applications of Synchrotron Light to Scattering and Diffraction in Materials and Life Sciences, Lectures Notes in Physics
. Ezquerra T.A., García-Gutiérrez Mari Cruz, Nogales Aurora, Gómez Marian, Eds. Spinger Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-540-95967-0 (2009). Abstract.

Three-dimensional model of human platelet integrin αIIb&β3 in solution obtained by small angle neutron scattering (SANS). Nogales A, García C, Pérez J, Callow P, Ezquerra TA, González-Rodríguez J.
Journal of Biological Chemistry
285, 1023-1031 (2010). Abstract.

Broad-Band Electrical Conductivity of High Density Polyethylene Nanocomposites with Carbon Nanoadditives: Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers. A. Linares, J. C. Canalda, M. E. Cagiao, M. C. García-Gutiérrez, A. Nogales, I. Martín-Gullón, J. Vera, and T. A. Ezquerra.
41 (19), 7090–7097 (2008). Abstract.

Evidence of Early Stage precursors of polymer crystals by dielectric spectroscopy. Michela Soccio, Aurora Nogales, Nadia Lotti, Andrea Munari, Tiberio A. Ezquerra.
Phys. Rev. Lett.
2007, 98, 037801 (2007). Abstract.

Hydrogen-bond network breakage as a first step to isopropanol crystallization. A Sanz, M Jiménez-Ruiz, A Nogales, D Martín y Marero, TA Ezquerra.
Physical Review Letters
, 93(1), 015503 (2004). Abstract.

The complete list of publications can be found in “ISI Web of Knowledge” Web of Science ResearcherID: N-5011-2014

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