Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Carmen Gutiérrez Lázaro

Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
email: carmen.g.l(a)
tel: +34 954 489 500 ext 909235

Research Interests

Synthesis of Nanoparticules and Materials Optical and Structural Characterization
– Synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles
– Synthesis of precursor solution for the formation of thin films by sol-gel method
– Preparation of Nanophosphors by liquid phase synthesis methods
– Uv-Vis-NIR Spectroscopy
– SEM,TEM, AFM of the coatings
– Optical characterization by reflection, transmission, absorption and emission spectroscopy
Photonic Structures
– Building up porous films and multilayers
– Coating deposition by Spin/Dip coating techniques on a small and medium scale
– Flexible photonic structures

Work Experience

– 1/12/2014 – to date. Chemist Superior Technician. CSIC. Multifunctional Optical Materials group, headed by Prof.Dr Miguez. Materials Science Institute of Seville (ICMS-CSIC).
– 21/09/2010 – 20/09/2012. Chemist Superior Technician. CSIC. Electroceramics for Information Technologies group, headed by Prof M.L Calzada. Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). Jae-Tech contract.
– 01/04/2010 – 20/09/2010 Analitycal Chemist. Fine Chemical Pilot Plant (University of Alcalá de Henares): Department “Analysis and Control”. Madrid. Training contract.
– 01/03/2009 – 28/02/2010 Analitycal Chemist. GlaxoSmithKline I+D. Tres Cantos Medicine Center. “Computational, Analytical and Structural Chemistry” in the research center for tropical diseases GSK Tres Cantos. Madrid. Training contract.
– 08/09/2008 – 07/11/2008 Chemist. Agrofood Laboratory. Jiménez y Medina. Granada. Training contract.
– 23/04/2007 – 22/12/2007 Chemist in regulatory affairs department and laboratory area. Sensient Fragrances. Granada. Training contract.


– Solution Synthesis of BiFeO3 Thin Films onto Silicon Substrates with Ferroelectric, Magnetic, and Optical Functionalities.
Carmen Gutierrez-Lazaro, Iñigo Bretos, Ricardo Jimenez, Jesus Ricote, Hitham El Hosiny, Dulce Perez-Mezcua, Rafael J. Jimenez Rioboo, Mar Garcia-Hernandez, and Maria L. Calzada. J. Am. Ceram. Soc, 1–9 (2013).
– Defect-mediated ferroelectric domain depinning of polycrystalline BiFeO3 multiferroic thin films. I. Bretos, R. Jimenez, C. Gutierrez-Lazaro, I. Montero, and M. L. Calzada. Applied physics letters 104, 092905 (2014).


– Postgraduate Autónoma University of Madrid. Citius Program.
– Msc Health and Safety Technical Expert specialized in Industrial Health, Safety and Ergonomics. Fundación Mapfre, Madrid.(1100h).
– Degree in Chemistry, Granada University.

Complementary Education

– Tecniques of characterization nanometrics superficial (AFM, STM and FESEM). Training in the managing of the microscopes picoplus 2500 and hitachi s5200. (Citius, Seville University 30h).
– Laboratory quality control. (CSIC 24h).
– Materials Science Frontier(CSIC 40h)
– X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy. XPS AES (CSIC 40h).
– Analytical techniques for the study of Materials (CSIC 40h).
– Proteomics (IUCT, 40 h).
– Microbial Biotechnology (IUCT, 40 h).
– HPLC-MS Chromatography. (Alcala de Henares University 50h).
– Gas Chromatography. (IUCT, 100 h).
– Instrumental Analysis Techniques (IUCT y FeiQue, 30h).
– Specialist in control of chemicals by European regulation REACH, (Ambientum, 80h).
– Integrated management systems: Quality (ISO 9001), Environment(ISO 14001) and Work Risk Prevention(OSHAS) (Colegio Oficial de Químicos de Andalucía. 50h).