PhD Student: Cédric Cordero Silis
University of Groningen
Iwas born in France and raised in México where I did my bachelor studies in physics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). There, I performed research on the effect of the metal-ligand interface on the chiroptical activity of cysteine‐protected nanoparticles.
Pursuing my interest in nanoscience, I decided to move to the Netherlands, after being accepted into the Master Programme in Nanoscience at the University of Groningen. There I performed a short project in the group of Professor Wesley Browne, where I got more experience working with different vibrational and electronic spectroscopies. Later I did my thesis in the Opto-Spintronic of Nanostructures group, under the supervision of Assistant Professor Marcos Guimarães. During my project, I performed fabrication, transport, and photocurrent spectroscopy measurements of hBN-encapsulated twisted bilayer graphene devices.
After my master’s studies, I stayed in the group of Marcos Guimarães for a PhD, now focusing on the opto-spintronics and topology of 2D materials. One of the goals of my PhD is to explore the topological electronic structure of 2D WTe2 embedded into van der Waals heterostructures consisting of other layered materials, such as hexagonal boron nitride and 2D magnets.
In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, drinking coffee as well as experimenting with different brewing methods. I also like to make 3D scientific illustrations and animations in Blender.