M. Lourdes Calzada is Full Professor at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid at the Spanish National Research Council (ICMM-CSIC), where she is currently the head of the Electroactive Oxides for Smart Devices research group.
Her R&D interests include synthesis by soft-chemistry routes and characterization of nanostructures, thin films and bulk materials of functional metal oxides for microelectronics and flexible electronics; design of homo- and hetero-metallic molecular precursors of high-tech oxides; engineering of high-performance oxide compositions; and sustainable processing methods for advanced materials and emerging technologies. Her current research projects are highly interdisciplinary and mostly focused on the development of low-temperature sol-gel synthesis strategies to attain metal oxide materials and the integration of functional thin films with semiconductor and flexible substrates (Si-technology and Flexible Electronics). She has pushed her group to a world-leadership position on this topic, being pioneer in the low-temperature solution processing of ferroelectric, multiferroic and photoferroic complex oxides for flexible electronic devices.
She has been involved in more than 30 R&D projects and has published more than 200 papers, 9 book chapters and is co-inventor in 3 patents. She has been Guess Editor in the Special Issue of Chemistry - A European Journal, 2020, dedicated to Low Temperature Solution Route Approaches to Oxide Functional Nanoscale Materials. She serves on the editorial board of the ACS Applied Electronic Materials and belongs to different steering committees of international conferences.