Former Directors

Fernando Agulló López
Tel: +34 497 3635

Born in Mérida (Spain), got his degree of licenciado by the University Complutense de Madrid in 1956. In 1964 he obtained the Ph.D. degree by the same University. He started his scientific career in the Nuclear Energy Commission (JEN), presently CIEMAT, creating a pioneer research group on radiation damage in insulating materials. From 1970 until his retirement in 2004 had a position of full professor in the recently created Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was responsible for setting up the teaching and experimental research activities in the Physics Division under the chairmanship of Prof. Nicolás Cabrera. In 1974 he was appointed director of the Department of Optics and Structure of Matter (presently Physics of Materials), leading a broad research program on, spectroscopy and optical properties of materials, defects and mechanical properties, crystal growth, dielectrics and ferroelectrics and nonlinear optics. Since 1999, he led, together with Prof. Aurelio Climent Font, a project to install a new laboratory for the analysis and modification of materials, CMAM that was officially inaugurated in 2003. He became the first Director of CMAM in 2003. After his retirement in 2004, he continued his research activity in CMAM as emeritus professor. Most of his effort was devoted to develop a specific research line on the ion-matter interaction and on the photonic applications of ion beams with the collaboration of Dr. José Olivares from CSIC. As an output of his research activity, he has published around 350 papers, several books and monographs and has supervised 19 Ph.D. students. He has been temporarily attached to several universities (Parma, Sussex, Dijon, Lisbon) and research centres (Brookhaven National Laboratory, IBM Zürich). He is recipient of the honour medal of the Royal Spanish Physical Society, the prize of research of UAM, and the Physical Sciences prize of CEOE for 1989.

Aurelio Climent Font
Tel: +34 497 3633

Born in Tortosa (Spain), got his degree of licenciado by the University Complutense de Madrid in 1973. In 1979 he obtained the Ph.D. degree by the University Autónoma Madrid under the supervision of Prof. José Manuel MARTÍNEZ DUART. He started his scientific career at the Department of Applied Physics studying the electrical properties and conduction mechanisms of thin insulating films. In the period 1982-84 he stayed at Pennsylvania State University with a Fulbright-MEC fellowship. During this time he had his first experience with ion beam analytical techniques at the National Submicron facility at Cornell University, studying the damage produced in crystalline silicon by low energy ion beams and its effects on Schottky diodes and MOS structures. After this first experience with MeV ion beams he continued to deepen in the uses of IBA techniques being temporarily attached to several universities (Denis Diderot- Paris VII, Lund) and research centres (Centre de Recherches Nucléaires en Estrasburgo, European Commission JRC Institue for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, Centre de Recherches et Restauration des Musés de France in Paris) using the IBA techniques in other fields of knowledge besides his own field of materials science, such as atmospheric pollution studies and archaeometry. He was involved since the very beginning, in 199, together with Prof. Fernando AGULLÓ LÓPEZ, in the creation of a facility at Universidad Autonoma Madrid, equipped with a 5 MV tandem accelerator, the present CMAM. He has been the director of this centre from 2004 until November 2009. Since 1985 until present he has been teaching graduated courses at UAM, and more recently at the universities of Seville and Huelva, on the fundamental and applications of IBA techniques (RBS, ERDA, RNA, PIXE), subject on which he has published almost 100 papers. He has been advisor for 4 PhD thesis and several research works of graduation.

Alessandro Zucchiatti

Alessandro Zucchiatti got a degree in Physics from the University of Genova (Italy) and a Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa).  He has directed the CMAM from December 2009 to December 2016 after having been full staff at INFN of Italy from 1975 as well as temporary research associate at the University of the Witwatersrand, research director at CNRS of France and visiting professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.  His professional interests go from nuclear physics to ion beam analysis, to teaching. In both nuclear physics and IBA he has worked in prestigious international research centers, among which the ESRF, the GSI, the LNF, the C2RMF and has been responsible for several research projects.  He has given courses at the University of Genova and the University of the Witwatersrand and has directed international training schools on Archaeometry.